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Letting Go

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Marge Tindal
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Letting Go
~Marge Tindal~ 2000

Needing to know
when
to hold on
and
when
to let go.
Wanting to hold on.
knowing I should let go.

Holding on to what?
Myself?
I reach out to hug you
and my arms encircle only me.

Well, this self-hug feels good.
Maybe I have let go
and just don't realize it yet.

Now, let's work on the mind.
A day,
an hour,
a minute
or a thought
that doesn't have you in it.

Letting go ... starting to grow.



 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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© Copyright 2000 Marge Tindal - All Rights Reserved
Nan
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Excellent, Marge.... We don't grow unless we let go... and if we let go, you know how the adage goes.... Sometimes we let go and they go nowhere, ya know????
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Very good poem, Marge.  

"Maybe I have let go
and just don't realize it yet."

Great Line.
Indeed, sometimes we have to let go to grow.


Michael
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Very fine way of putting such thoughts into words Margie....As Nan mentioned...the way to grow....
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I like this one very much, Marge! Well done!
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Letting go is a very hard thing to do sometimes Marge....but sometimes holding on becomes even harder.
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Marge this is great I like this, Its so hard to see when we need to let go , love blinds us I guess  
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Nan-
Thanks for the read and the comments.

Michael-
Thank you for your perceptions.

Toe-
Glad you enjoyed it and
took the time to say so.

Suthern-
Soooooooo glad you enjoyed.

Hoot-
Guess it's a lesson some do need to know
is capable of being learned, huh?

Whiskey-
Personally, I've never had a problem
learning when to hang on or to let go ....
but was sure thinking of others and hoped this would help them.

~*Marge*~


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Letting go can be very hard, until one day you wake up and realize you were holding on to a dream
This is lovely
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If you know you're holding on, letting go is the only option...

Marge: Super poem..

HUSG

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

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Beautiful poem, Marge! I'm sure it will be helpful to many people!  

 Denise

And slight is the sting of his trouble
Whose winnings are less than his worth;
For he who is honest is noble,
Whatever his fortunes or birth.~~~Alice Cary, ~Nobility~


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reminds me of the words to a song, "the loudest sound I know, is the sound of letting go."  Great poem Marge!
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Elizabeth, my friend -
Well ... I happen to agree with that.

RainbowGirl -
Thanks.  I like that saying too.

Denise-
Thanks to you, gal.  I hope it is.

Martie-
Oh, that sounds intriguing ...
tell me where I can find that song.
Thanks a lot.

~*Marge*~

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This is a great poem as well as a reality-check. I loved the poem.

 Nathan
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Sometimes letting go is the only way to move ahead. Very nice poem.
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Nate -

Hadn't thought of it as a 'reality check',
but you're right ... it is.
Thanks for that insight.

GrandmaJo -
Great thought ... moving ahead.
Thanks, glad you liked it.
~*Marge*~

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Hi Marge,

This has a subtle wit and wisdom in it that makes for an excellent read.  Love that last stanza!

Rus
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Rus -
Thank you for the read.
You got it !  
That's my favorite part of this one too.
Just my head ...
talking to someone's heart.

Looking forward to more from you.
~*Marge*~

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They say
If you love someone
Let go
If that someone returns
Then it is true love
If not
Then perhaps it was not to be.

Well expressed feelings Marge
and so very nice lined up
but yet sad too


 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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My friend, Helmut Becker,

It is true ...
letting go is the only way.
For some it is a very difficult thing
to do ... for some, impossible.

Love having you read my writings.
Have a wonderful day.
~*Marge*~

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Marge-
For me letting go happened when I realized I could exisit with feelings from the past and with feelings of the present.  Somehow the two blended into a happy medium and life became normal again...make any sense?  You don't always have to let go, but you do have to grow, as you have so nicely written.  I enjoy your words!
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Forgive the words I send
I had to let go although I did want to hang on
Doing this...I learned that letting go
was for me and her the better thing to do
Thus knowing....it is not always true
I agree with you
There is a lot more to this...then just letting go
I know
Hope you forgive

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

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Marge,
Sorry for my late read. Enjoyed the poem, good thoughts wisely and well done. *L* Sy
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Great poem Marge!
I love the last stanza....beautifully worded...

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


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Lorelei -

Very true ... Keeping the best of thoughts and letting go of any that cause pain is part of the growing process.  
Sometimes it's necessary to grow
in separate ways.
Thanks for your comments.

Helmut Becker-
Dearest Helmut, forgiving is not ALWAYS
necessary ... getting beyond is.
Very necessary to get beyond the pain.
I like your words.

Seymour-
Thank you, friend.

Pepper-
Glad you liked it ...
my favorite stanza too.

*Thanks to all ~*Marge*~




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