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Reluctance To Let Go
by E T Waldron

Monday, May 19, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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She looked at the water
lapping gently upon the shore
her thoughts seemed to follow
the mesmerizing ebb and flow

she smiled with contentment
knowing this was what she needed
to stem the emotional turmoil of not
being able to get him out of her mind

Their relationship hung by the finest
of threads.,so ephermeral,she wondered
if it lived  only in her mind and heart
and why didn't he cut it off completely

Instead his one or two words of response
that told her things were changing, to hang
on,kept her doing just that,but she felt the
thread would break any moment

What is this reluctance in us that hates to
let go, even when we know it is inevitable,
she thought of years of hanging on,like the
ebb and flow of the water,goes on forever

The realization hit her that she had become
inured,to being treated like an object that was always there but if it not you'd hardly miss it,she felt the thread finally break









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Reviewed by richard cederberg 5/20/2008
Somehow, considering your poetic ability, and your inherent gift to see well beyond the mundane, I find it difficult seeing you ever getting inured (hardened) to anything that may just be a season of anothers growth. good introspection, many challenges in our lives ...
Reviewed by Dale Clark 5/20/2008
Isn't that the way, Eileen and it pertains
to not only relationships but to everything, really!
I've found a lot lately I need to let go of.
Reviewed by Barbara Smith 5/20/2008
Eileen, this is an excellent write, it's hard to let go and to let live because sometimes "we" feel "we" cannot exist without that someone. I loved the metaphor you used in this, "the ebb and flow of water, goes on forever." Isn't that just how we feel when we are in this type of situation? Thoroughly enjoyed this.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 5/20/2008
What is this reluctance in us that hates to
let go, even when we know it is inevitable

Something I think most of us can truly relate to, Tiger Lily.
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 5/20/2008
i love how this feels--as if in her head as she sorts things out
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 5/20/2008
Eileen, this is so powerful and intense, yet delicate at the same time. You have written about it so well here...the difficulty of letting go...when inside...we know it's what needs to be done. Excellent.
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 5/19/2008
How delicately written to explain why and how to let go when something is just not meant to be, elogant writing and nice to have you back....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Randall Barfield 5/19/2008
Relationships are like roller coasters, I suppose. You have to hang on going up then hang just as tight going down! Nothing easy, to say the least.
Reviewed by Carin Spirit 5/19/2008
Beautiful and Sad, Letting Go of an attachment,can be sooo difficult.
Thank you for sharing. Warmth and Love, Carin'
Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/19/2008
Tenacity is not always a virtue. It can also be a detriment to truth and the pursuit of happiness. Excellent analogy so beautifully penned. God bless. JMW
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/19/2008
Yes, she finally let go in the end. Barely before it drove her into a shapeless, unidentified object. Excellent theme, well penned. Liz
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 5/19/2008
Hard to let go sometimes
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 5/19/2008
A great write my friend, kept me hanging on every word! It is hard to let go sometimes...well done!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by ~ Holly Harbridge (Reader) 5/19/2008
Written with such intensity, blessings holly
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 5/19/2008
Yup, sometimes it is hard to let go.
Another gem, Eileen.

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/19/2008
Let the rivers carry you away from him and speed him good will on the way, but don't let him ruin your life. You did your best and are to be commended on it and like the song I'm gonna wash that man right out of my hair says, you did it. Good luck in future, whatever you may do.
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/19/2008
A clean break holds the least sorrow in its passing.
Reviewed by Jackie (Micke) Jinks 5/19/2008
A forlorn love much stronger, but like a song that continues to linger in the mind. Fortunately we learn listen to a "different tune". Love the way you began this poem, Eileen...then took us to sad, then greater heights! Beautiful, girl!!
Blessings and Love ~~ Micke
Reviewed by Stan Grimes 5/19/2008
Wow, lots of emotion and passion here. Letting go. So difficult.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 5/19/2008
yes eventually threads do break Eileen, great poetic story in relation, hugs
Reviewed by Morning Star 5/19/2008
There is a lot of sadness within this beautiful write
Letting go can be an extremely difficult decision
Especially if you think there’s hope
Brilliant write enjoyed reading
Peace Love and Light…and hugessss to…Morning Star
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 5/19/2008
insecurity to step off into the void, can you imagine if we had the same joice about life... a wonderful pen. Hugs! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Cryssa C 5/19/2008
I needed this today...
Letting go can be incredibly difficult!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 5/19/2008
Such sadness in these lines - of letting go - been there, done that, Eileen, much more than I've wanted to be. Well done.

(((HUGS))) love and prayer, Karla.
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/19/2008
Letting go is hard,,, if there is a shred of hope,, we hang on.
Your words are moving and tug at my heart.
Love, Christine
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 5/19/2008
Beautifully penned and illustrated, Eileen; brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Tiana ~ 5/19/2008
Eileen, I felt like you peeked into my life and wrote my story. Wonderfully written. You really moved my heart ... hugs and love
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 5/19/2008
Sometimes things hanging from the thins of threads are hanging from one of the stronges, like those from the spiders that not even strong winds can cut off.

Reviewed by Bonnie May 5/19/2008
Beautifully done, thank God she realized it in time. She will heal, what a beautiful poem Eileen. Love, Bonnie
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