Letting Go

August 23, 2011
By Cantrella PLATINUM, Kamuela, Hawaii
Cantrella PLATINUM, Kamuela, Hawaii
31 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Backward, turn backward
oh time in your flight,
make me a child again,
just for tonight." E.A. Allen


I sometimes wish,
I could take my memories,
and put them in a jar,
Stir them in with a bit of thought,
and dreams,
Watch them swirl in all their colors and hues.
Seeing
the happy memories rise to the surface
dancing at the top
and catching glimpses
of times when I laughed
or saw a sunrise
or met a new friend.
Then look at the middle
With the everyday memories,
Boredom in math class,
Waiting in the doctor's office,
Or cleaning my room.
Then seeing the heavy darkness
That writhes on the bottom of the jar,
All my failures,
Miseries,
Guilts,
Mistakes
Glaring at me from the murky depths,
Reminding me of my flaws.
If only I could just leave them in the bottom of the jar.
Hide them on a shelf to gather dust.
Rather then have to keep them in me.


The author's comments:
It hard to look back at my mistakes and realize I have to live with them for the rest of my life. But at least I can learn from them and try harder next time.

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on Sep. 24 2011 at 4:51 pm
Cantrella PLATINUM, Kamuela, Hawaii
31 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Backward, turn backward
oh time in your flight,
make me a child again,
just for tonight." E.A. Allen

Thank you. These comments really mean a lot to me.

on Sep. 8 2011 at 1:48 pm
HurtByLife SILVER, Valdosta, Georgia
6 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'm not what I have done I'm what I've overcome.

this iz Truley amazing and it relly has me thinking about my past and current...beautifuly written.

on Sep. 7 2011 at 7:55 pm
afterglow SILVER, Griffith, Indiana
8 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"When you see a mountain do you see a challenge, or a change of heart?"- me, 2010

This is pretty good. Often i wish i could do the same and just forget about them as a way to deal. Its a nice place when we are able to stop dwelling on the past.

gnox2 SILVER said...
on Sep. 7 2011 at 12:33 am
gnox2 SILVER, Surrey, Other
5 articles 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” –Henry David Thoreau

I really loved this poem. I can completely relate and it was beautiful! Great job :)

megglemsm97 said...
on Sep. 5 2011 at 1:23 pm
megglemsm97, Middlesex, New Jersey
0 articles 10 photos 29 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game."

Absolutelyy Loveeee this!!!! So relateable!!!!! Great Job:)

x0x0xJ SILVER said...
on Sep. 3 2011 at 10:00 pm
x0x0xJ SILVER, Wood Dale, Illinois
7 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the thoughts in my head get bored and go for a stroll out through my mouth. This is rarely a good thing.

Omg I love this, wish I could do the same!

on Sep. 3 2011 at 9:06 pm
collegegirladventures GOLD, Mequon, Wisconsin
10 articles 8 photos 307 comments

Favorite Quote:
A poet's work is to name the unnameable, to point at frauds, to take sides, start arguments, shape the world, and stop it going to sleep.

~Salman Rushdie

Wow!! i often feel like this too, and im glad there is at least one person who understands this feeling, too. Thx for writing this.   0:)

on Sep. 2 2011 at 11:44 pm
Cantrella PLATINUM, Kamuela, Hawaii
31 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
" Backward, turn backward
oh time in your flight,
make me a child again,
just for tonight." E.A. Allen

You're welcome. I'm glad some can relate

penelope said...
on Sep. 2 2011 at 11:13 pm
This is how I feel ... Thank you Cantrella for finding my jar, too.


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