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How Do We Let Go

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Betty Gravitt
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0 posted 12-04-1999 03:00 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Betty Gravitt

We shared so many dreams,
cried so many tears
built our lives together,
through all these years.

We srtuggled through the bad times.
Laughed through the good.
Worked and played beside each other,
like any couple would.

Shared tears of sadness in our sorrow,
holding each other tight.
Whisphered love words,
deep in the night.

We built a house of wood and stone,
filled the rooms with laughter,
made this house a home.

We raised a family together,
did the best we could.
Provided love and protection,
like any parents should.

Now the years have come and gone,
sadly love has slipped away,
from our happy home.

Tears in the eyes that once were happy.
Frowns where smiles use to be,
Tell me please...
where are the people we use to be?

Questions now, where answers use to be.
Did I loose you?
Or did you leave me?

I've gone back through all the years,
years of laughter, tears, and joy.
Found a question I must ask,
the answer I really need to know...

How do we let go?
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lostboy
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1 posted 12-04-1999 03:10 PM       View Profile for lostboy   Email lostboy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lostboy

Is the question really, how do we let go, or, how do we find where are the people we used to be. Sounds like many years of love and laughter being let go. Sometimes the batteries just need to be recharged after they've been sitting, unused for a long time, doesn't mean they're dead.
Nice poem and welcome.
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 12-04-1999 03:18 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Betty -
You let go slowly at your own pace.
It's not easy by any means.
Be sure to keep the good memories
that you have ... you will want to
revisit them later.
Write me.
If you need a friend ...
you've got one.

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~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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Beki
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3 posted 12-04-1999 03:26 PM       View Profile for Beki   Email Beki   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beki

Betty, this poem touched me deeply, 3 years ago I was divorced (not my choice) after 20 years of marriage...and while it was very hard at first,lots of animosity and pain, rigfht now we are very close...he wants to work on getting back together but in 5 years of dependence I have grown and changed so much I don't think I do...YET I can't seem to let go, we spend lots of time together and I miss him whenhe isn't here...letting go is difficult but I think necessary if we are to really move on to new whole lives. I am a friend with an understanding ear if you need one.
poetFemmeFatale
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4 posted 12-04-1999 04:38 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Wow...I think I need to share this with my mother - this is a powerful piece. She is struggling with the same thing right now....Thank you for sharing.

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- - - If I can just touch you once, then I feel I have accomplished what I am called to do....


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Poet deVine
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5 posted 12-04-1999 04:49 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Betty, this is a wonderful poem. Divorce is never easy and it's sad when someone you've chosen to live your life with, seems to be growing into someone you never knew. Thanks for posting this!
Betty Gravitt
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6 posted 12-05-1999 12:16 AM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

To...

lostboy, Marge Tindal, Beki, poetFemmeFatale and Poet deVine. Thank you. It is nice to know there is always someone there.

I'm sorry about the slow return, but I do work very odd hours. However I do read all the replies that I receive, and appreciate them all. Forgive me for being slow.

"If I can touch, but one life while walking here, then I have lived... Not just passed this way."
passing shadows
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7 posted 04-15-2005 05:09 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

very sad indeed
Artic Wind
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8 posted 11-12-2007 07:07 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

very sad, i asy myself too

ARCTIC WIND
 
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