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Letting Go

November 27, 2010
By theheartoflizz PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
theheartoflizz PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I think the only reason people hold on to memories so tightly is because memories are the only things that don't change, when everything and everyone else does."

Leaving town so soon,

as the sky begins to turn.

The frost blinding the way.

Whenever you feel cold,

you go, go, go...

You block it all out with fire,

warmth, a cover.

The flames chant of riddance,

as they sit around and cry.

For there is still ice,

where a heart used to be.

It's hard to let go,

to claim defeat,

to fly away with the smoke

when you could sulk with the ash.

But a soul penetrates,

like a heart beats.

And it tells you to go.

You've stayed around,

in the frostbitten snow,

and wished for change.

But the change is in the flames.

Ride the wing of the dusty gray,

and you will fly away.

Migrate with the waves of nature.

It is time to move on.

But letting go,

of that first sight of snow,

is never easy.

Yet there comes a time,

that it is no longer

worth the cold.

But i will never forget my first snowman.

The author's comments:
This poem is about my first love. It was an amazing relationship, until he became controlling and abusive. I put up with it for so long...for hope that things would change. I lied to myself, when everyone around me was telling me to end it with him. My parents saw it, and had a restraining order placed on him.We had to go to court, and they told me that I was not allowed to see him, ever. In the blink of an eye, he was gone... I lost him. And I thought that I had lost myself, but within writing this poem, I found myself again.

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