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  Letting Go
by Ann Marquette
Tuesday, April 06, 2004
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This is not really a poem, but I want to share these thoughts anyway.


One of the most painful things we have to do in our lives is Letting Go.

Sometimes it is Letting Go of things...material things which mean a lot to us, even if only sentimental value.

It may mean Letting Go of feelings. When we hold sadness inside, and try to mask it with only a show of happiness, it is better to let it go, to feel the sadness so it washes through us. A good cry can be cleansing.

Sometimes, we have to let go of someone we care for very deeply when we realize that person does not care for us in the same way. Maybe it is best to leave them remembering us with whatever kind of feeling they do have for us. It may not be possible to hide our own deeper feelings for that person, which could make their life uncomfortable. Letting Go may be the best gift we can give them because they may realize how we feel, yet care enough not to want to hurt us.

Even when we know a relationship is not right, on both sides, or one person has a doubt about it, it is hard to let go of something that seems secure. We often accept less than the best because we can’t bear to let go.

There are occasions when we feel something wonderful for someone, but we don’t express it for fear of being rejected. Sometimes our feelings will be rejected. Yet, what if we withhold it from the one person who could very well be that One Special Someone in our lives and they too have been afraid to express their true feelings, or don’t even realize their true feelings yet! How sad that we may miss The Best for fear of Letting Go of the expression of those feelings.

Whatever the reason, or situation, it is never easy Letting Go.

©March 1994



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Reviewed by Barbara Henry 10/28/2010
Ann~
You are right; this is not a poem,but it is such a powerful truth.
Oftentimes,we cling to someone or something just because he,she,or it, has been around so long,and although we know clinging is not good for anyone involved,we do so nonetheless.
This is my first visit to your site,I was attracted by the title "Letting Go".
Please read my blog: "Know When to Let Go?" posted here in The Den; I'd like your comment on it.
Continued success~
Barbara Henry




Reviewed by Chessly Nesci 1/7/2010
Letting go is the hardest thing we have to do, but it is always the right thing to do. Excellent write. I needed to hear your words tonight for my own healing. Take care, and Happy New Year! ~Chessly
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 8/11/2009
Ann -
GREAT POEM of such truth and thought!
LETTING GO also gives our souls, spirits, mind, heart time to GROW!
It is not easy, but for some reason, still feels fair to do! For both parties, I like the way YOU SAID IT!

WRITE ON!
Stay Positive!
Purple_Passions, SHEExooo
Reviewed by Derek Jones 7/29/2009
Letting go is never easy. although written years ago the words are still relevent for me today.
D-
Reviewed by Myles Saulibio 7/11/2009
Dear Ann,
Wow...5 years of legacy...your writing has endured...touching the lives of many with your words and added voice.

Mahalo,
Myles Saulibio
Reviewed by JMS Bell 7/10/2009
YOUR LOOKED AT 'LETTING GO' FROM ANY DIFFERENT ANGLES WAS DONE WELL. THANKS FOR SHARING AND BLESSINGS. JOYCE, HIS INSPIRATIONS
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 7/9/2009
Ann Letting Go is never easy, thank you
for reminding me of that, and now I know
that I am not ALONE in the fight of letting
go. Thanks for sharing!!!

P.S. Love And Prayers
Always!!
Reviewed by Tracie Christian 5/11/2009
So true. I couldn't have said it any better my self. At All TImes...it's best to just let go. Excellent scribe & Vibe. WRITE ON!
Reviewed by Janice Vickers (Reader) 4/5/2009
Thank you Ann, I am struggling with these VERY emotions.... for nine months now.... never intended to fall in love him but I did.... does he know? I do not know but My precious husband of 29 years does and forgave me immediately and understands which makes it all that much more....something I have no perfect word for. Akin to horrible but with soooo much love intertwined.
Reviewed by Swan Son 2/19/2009
You say it well ... letting go is never easy ... but sometimes it is just what needs to be done. Letting go doesn't mean you don't love the person ... sometimes it means you're allowing them to become the person they are destined to be. And what will be -- will be. Susan
Reviewed by Landis Blake 2/16/2009
I really like your style of writing. I think a true poet writes from teh heart.
Reviewed by Julie Fox 1/16/2009
You are right, it is hard to let go, there is so many deep ideas going on in this poem, all I can say is let go and trust.... thank you for sharing you are inspirational!
Reviewed by 000 000 12/16/2008
Let go ..keep a memory
Your words are real and a message of truth...many do not want to hear.
Reviewed by Eric Sandstrom 12/2/2008
That was wonderful Ann.. you remind us of feelings we may not be aware of ... and if we are.. the importance of letting ge when someone we love does not feel the same way...
Reviewed by Nance O'Donnell 11/19/2008
Nicely written. Ann.
I tend to resist, instead of accepting and letting go.
Thanks for the insight and wisdom. Nance :)
Reviewed by Lizi Hann 11/11/2008
What if letting go (of the one person who makes you whole)leaves you in pieces. What if you thought it was the right thing to do (because you have another life and people to protect) and suddenly you can't function (with the mediocrity). Should you still have let go? What about you and your life?
There is no answer to this I know but I had to write the words, in case it helped.
Reviewed by Paul Judges 10/17/2008
Well expressed
Reviewed by Mary Lynn Plaisance 10/14/2008
Great write. I had to read a sign for a good five YEARS before I learned how to let go.

Thanks for sharing
Mary Lynn Plaisance
Mama of the Cajun Fairies~
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/31/2008
1974 Tow Car Back CA From PA,i.e. 1st Day Pull Gas Station,Some 1 Calls My Name!? Turn XGF H S Love-Her Momma Made Us Break Up!In Then Pain!

She Doris Divorced,6 Kids -All 7' Tall, Shes 4'8"-Stop N Think I Could've Been Daddy Paying Her Child $$$ Support!

(God) Has Strange Way Of Getting Message Across Late In Life-Huh!

You're Right On Money$!

Etal: Some Of You Reading This Just Do Not Know How Well Off You Really (Spared Own Misery)Are 2008...

TRASK
Reviewed by Carol Mitchell 8/31/2008
You are an amazing person for taking the time to show others that many of us share life's requirement of having and dealing with emotional pain. You have my support...Look around the corner and your happiness will be there!

-C
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 8/28/2008
You've expressed this so well. It's all about growing as a person, isn't it?
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 4/18/2008
We all have to let go and sometimes others let go of us who don't know who we really are inside. But we can take it and you said it just right in your words.
Reviewed by Evelyn Simon 2/27/2008
Letting go is a hard thing to do I agree, however, sometimes letting go is a good riddens; like my ex-husband. LOL!
God bless. :o)
Reviewed by Donald Beaulieu 10/30/2007
Letting go of "the elephant in the living room” is very hard to do. It is a hard concept to cope with, especially when trust has been betrayed. But, there comes a time when we must let go or it will devour us. Nice work. Thank you for sharing. Don, Dream Weaver
Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 9/4/2007
Letting go, is like trying to decide if you should toss out those old, smelly shoes. They need to go, but oh my gosh, are they comfortable.

Thank you for the share,
Kathy
Reviewed by Miriam Jacobs 8/29/2007
Thanks for sharing on a subject that many find incredibly difficult to do. It took me years of prayer and practice to learn how to let go and let God.

Peace and blessings,
~ Mimi
Reviewed by Aubrey Hammack 8/4/2007
You are so right about letting go. I think most of us have had the experience of having to let someone go that we had special feeings for. I really appeciate your thoughts on this subject.
Reviewed by J M 5/20/2007
Very hard for many and this is so spiritual and uplifting reminding us we are to learn to give up the Young master that came to Jesus asked him what shall I do to inherited the kingdom of God. The Lord spoke to sell all you have and give away. Then come and follow me the young lad just could not obey and follow when all he would of inherited was far greater than his earthly riches that will not leave with him and bring temporal relief and joy beautiful message powerful one Marguette.



Blessings,

Josie

Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 5/18/2007
THIS IS SO HARD TO DO.
Reviewed by Zahala San Simone 3/25/2007
So true--often moving on is better than staying within uncertainly. Nicely done.

Wendi
Reviewed by Daring Sunshine 3/13/2007
I have been in all the places you've listed, both good and bad & you've expressed it more in depth of the truth of letting go. Good points.
Peace&Grace,
Sharon
Reviewed by Ken Connelly 2/20/2007
I have been forced to deal with my childhood past in order to help the future. So many times I have wanted to stop and not have to put to font my past. I have let go so many times. Sadly, in order to tell the tell, the tell must be told. I cherish your words.

KC
Reviewed by Jean Pike 2/13/2007
Beautifully said, Ann.
Reviewed by R Beeman 1/30/2007
I am glad I ran across these thoughts. They bring back some very interesting memories for me. Letting go allows us to not be held back and gives us a springboard into tomorrow. thanks

randy
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 1/12/2007
Thank you for sharing the secrets and the gifts of 'letting go' Dear Ann! One of the most difficult but necessary things to do: 'Sometimes, we have to let go of someone we care for very deeply when we realize that person does not care for us in the same way'
Thanks for the timely reminder and affirmation I'm on 'right' track.
Love and friendship Suzie :-D
Reviewed by CJ Heck 1/4/2007
These are wonderful thoughts, Ann. It's all so true and you've expressed them so perfectly in this article.
Love,
CJ
Reviewed by Rebekah Rosie Lang 10/5/2006
Lovely thoughts that WE ALL need to think about.
Thank you.
Becca
Reviewed by richard cederberg 9/8/2006
No it is not dear Ann. We, as humans, are quite complicated, and ofttimes our emotions make it even that much more so. I related to this wonderful write completely.

Your friend ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 9/7/2006
I sure know what your saying as I have had to let go of so much in my life thanks for your honesty.
Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 5/3/2006
Some times we let go because we realize there is more life can offer... Well written.........M
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 4/10/2004
I sure do know what you mean. Now, to learn how to do it. And, do I really want to? A thought-provoking piece, Ann. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Franz Kessler 4/6/2004
Truthful and wise words - a precious advice to all of us. Thanks. Franz
Reviewed by Tonya I 4/6/2004
My goodness, you words speak such truth and honesty. I think you have soken for many people there. I always find letting go is a big part of our lives; we all have to let go of something or someone. It indeed can be pianful and heart wrenching but out of love or else what we have to. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. x
Reviewed by John Bidwell 4/6/2004
This is beautiful.
I say as I get older I don't carry the truth as well a I used to, I keep spilling it now.
It is a good thing. More people know I love them.
:)
I let the secret come out where it just might do some good.
Such a blessing when it does.
John
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/6/2004
it sure isn't, ann, and you captured it well in this poem!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your tx. friend, karen lynn. :( >tears <

heartfelt write!

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