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0 posted 2010-09-28 05:02 PM

Time to Let Go

It is time to let go
please ease up on your clasp
And free my hand

It is time to plan
The rest of my life

Please start putting yours in order
So I may be free to live my own.

Jo PerryMay 2002

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Member Seraphic
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1 posted 2010-09-28 05:41 PM

Dear Martyjo, this is so deeply significant and poignant too, it touched a cord within me and it moved me.

It is of extreme importance I think to know when the time is right to let go of attachment.

Thank you for this wise reminder.

Love and hugs.

Member Rara Avis
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2 posted 2010-09-28 08:52 PM

Wise counsel for so many, Jo.

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3 posted 2010-09-29 03:05 AM

It's not always as simple as it looks.
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4 posted 2010-09-29 03:11 AM

yes, sometimes we must
let go.

good writing.

Yuka Chan

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5 posted 2010-09-29 07:40 PM

Thank you all for stopping in. I have not posted because as you can see  by the date on this,I have not been writing much. I found this while trying to clean out old papers and had forgotten I had written it. It is hard as you say, Easy 1, because it goes both ways.How do we know when it is time to really let go?  When is our job really finished? Thank you and welcome Yuka,  This is the first I have seen your name.

Margherita and Ida thanks so  much for stopping here to give your thoughts.I appreciate you all. latearrival/ jo

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6 posted 2010-09-29 10:11 PM



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7 posted 2010-09-29 10:30 PM

There is a very famous painting on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel--and recently it dawned on me that maybe that painting was not a depiction of God pointing, at all.

Maybe that extended finger was just the lingering extension of a loving handhold...

'cause it is true.

If we want the baby to walk, we have to put the baby down...

love you martyjo.

passing shadows
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8 posted 2010-09-30 12:56 PM


thanks for this one martyjo, it made me feel a little 'free'

Member Rara Avis
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9 posted 2010-09-30 01:18 AM

Jo - I had a boyfriend once who always used to say that planned arrangements never work out.  In my instance his words have proved to be true because not yet am I able to plan my own life - too many hiccups not of my own making.  Not always easy to "put the baby down" but between the writing and now I hope you did manage it.


Eusta B. Mae
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10 posted 2010-09-30 08:20 AM

So simple, so true, so easier said than done. ebm
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11 posted 2010-09-30 03:30 PM

Icebox, you extend me just by appearing here.

Serenity I learn from you.

Dixie, too late we learn, you know  me as much as you know yourself.

Helen, it seems  no matter how much we think we know,we really have not learned the lesson.

Esuta mae Agreed. Thank you all for aappearing here.  latearrival/jo

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12 posted 2010-10-01 09:12 PM

awww...yanno, loving someone, sometimes means you love them so much you'll let them go...

very well done sweet lady

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13 posted 2010-10-02 09:15 PM

Whew, yea not an easy thing to do.

An emotional write to be sure, and so nicely penned.


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14 posted 2010-10-03 03:23 PM

Always a hard time. Thanks for writing this; there is much wisdom in it!

ooxx  Marti

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15 posted 2010-10-03 04:05 PM

Lee, Blues and Misty. Thank you for stopping by. I appreciate you.  latearrival
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16 posted 2010-10-04 12:40 PM

I thought of my Mother as I read this.  I don't think I'll ever be ready to let her go.  I love this poem, my dear friend.  And, I am tucking it away in my "Save" file.


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17 posted 2010-10-04 01:04 PM

Alison  check your e-mail. jo
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18 posted 2010-10-15 12:00 PM

I know the feeling of not writing much.
this is a necessary piece of work
and well done.


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19 posted 2010-10-15 01:45 AM

Kate, Thank you very
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20 posted 2010-10-15 04:44 AM

To be the first to "let go" and start anew takes courage - I applaud you. Enjoyed this.


"To decieve ones self, is truly a grueling battle. One which we're destined to lose."

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