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I Have to Say Goodbye; I Have to Let You Go

June 13, 2014
By EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.


Saying it is much easier than doing it.
You were never really a part of my life,
But it's so hard to say goodbye.
It's so hard to let you go.
Even though, the memory of you is starting to get blurrier. . .
It's still hard to let you go.

I've now started getting used to the fact
That you're never going to come back.
That I'll never get to be your little girl,
For you're on the other side of the world.
I've exchanged my childhood to be a grownup, when you left.
But there's still a little girl inside me.
A little girl wanting to be daddy's little girl.

I exchanged my childhood for a grownup's world, so I could help.
So I could help, ease the hurting
That sprang between us, a family.
But the little girl is still here in me,
And she and I are finding it both hard to let you go.
Even though, you weren't really there for me, I still love you.
But I have to say goodbye; I have to let you go.


The author's comments:
Saying it is much easier, but doing it can be harder.

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on Jul. 15 2014 at 8:06 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

HAHA. Thank you, TheComet! You are one of the people, who encourage me and inspire me and help me. And no. thank you for reading my poem and making me happy  ^_^ also, i'll keep writing. thank you, so much!

on Jul. 15 2014 at 12:47 pm
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

*and NOT being able to do something LOL

on Jul. 15 2014 at 12:45 pm
TheComet PLATINUM, Mostaganem, Other
22 articles 1 photo 439 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret" -Ambrose Bierce
" Be yourself! Everybody else is already taken ;)"
"Don't go where the path leads you. Go instead where there's no path and leave a trail ;)"-R.W.Emerson

Wow I can't believe I didn't see this! That was so emotional and deep I loved it ^_^ I wish I could be helpful with easing the pain It makes me sad to see so innocent people getting so much hurt and being able to do anything. This poem was so beautiful and sad that I had tears in my eyes while reading it. You truly have the talent to put your feelings into words and really strong words :) Keep writing and thanks for sharing this my dear ^_^

on Jul. 15 2014 at 9:47 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you so much, Liv.Harris! ^_^ your comment on this poem has helped me a lot! Thank you, again! : )

on Jul. 14 2014 at 9:21 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
324 articles 10 photos 1165 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is completely flawless, and it truly gives way to my heart. :) I hope you grow up to become a best selling author with award winning poetry books, because this, is something the world nees to read. Never give up, and push on through the haters, because internally, every single one of them is cheering for you. They just don't want to admit how amazing you are! XD

on Jul. 13 2014 at 10:33 am
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thanks you so much. ^_^ i'll definitely keep on writing, since it's one of the few things where I can freely expres myself. Thank you again, so much.

on Jul. 12 2014 at 10:21 pm
Wontgiveup17 PLATINUM, Normal, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Life beats down and crushes the soul but art reminds you that you have one. -Stella Adler
He who lives upon hope will die fasting.
-Benjamin Franklin
If you're absent during my struggle. Don't expect to be present during my success.

This is beautifully written, I love it. It had a nice flow and it gives a picture to be painted in the depths of your mind. Absolutely incredible. Never give up writing, you have a true gift here hun

on Jun. 25 2014 at 9:09 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Thank you, so much! ^_^ i'm glad, you liked it! and that's awesome,that you're a Christian! i'll definitely keep my stand for Jesus ^_^ also, i'll definitely see your work! thank you so much again. 

on Jun. 25 2014 at 6:50 pm
TevyRae PLATINUM, Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
24 articles 7 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Here is a small fact: You are going to die." ~The Book Thief
"You have no stupidity inside of your adorable little self." ~Mikey Pasterik

This poem is absolutely beautiful. it made me sit and think about many things that are going on in my life right now and for some reason, the flow gave me a calm peace. very good job.   also, could you check out some of my work? i'd love the feedback- don't be afraid to be harsh.    P.S. I'm a Christian too. keep up your stand for Jesus! 

on Jun. 23 2014 at 1:11 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

Ok, sorry. I just realized, that I said the name of my poem backwards.

on Jun. 23 2014 at 1:00 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

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To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

I just want to explain, that the poem I wrote "I Have to Let You Go; I Have to say Goodbye" isn't about saying goodbye to one of my parents. It's actually saying goodbye to the daydream, that we would all be together and live happily ever after. That one of parents could still parent me, even when far away. My parent can still love me and still parent me, it's just I have to say goodbye (and I don't want to!) to the daydream I wove around me. To the imaginary world, that won't be real for awhile. But I found out that I can be in a much wonderful world, than I imagined. It's hard having one parent, but despite the downs in my life, I would still have my own life. Because it's my life, my own story. I hope someone, will be able to understand this because lol, this isn't making sense to me, a little.