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Letting Go

May 3, 2011
By alexxeo GOLD, Saint Helens, Oregon
alexxeo GOLD, Saint Helens, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Absence from the ones we love is self from self-- a deadly banishment." -William Shakespere

"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." -Leonardo De Vinci

"Seduce my mind
...and speak those words to the point of
Hypocrisy never seemed so beautiful.
Your lips have it down to an
art. Oh, I know I'm in love with
Speak to me,
'til your lips are numb.
We'll always have pen and paper. " -By Anonymous, Mississauga, Canada

A girl took a flower and placed it
on the frozen water
she said
‘this will never sink
for it will rest with grace and beauty
on the strong ice that holds
me together’
The flower lay there, and she waited for the flower
to grow

Six months later, she
woke up on
the cold snow
and saw that the ice had thinned, and
the flower was no longer
so alive

Its stem was just under the water, and
the petals lay limp with
but she didn’t mind like she
thought she would
because it was
still beautiful.

Now that she was awake,
she watched it as
it slowly sunk in the pond
and she felt a strong hint of refuge
and freedom
for when it sunk, which would be soon, she could
let go of something
that held her down and wouldn’t let her
find peace

The author's comments:
This poem is about a girl letting go of someone she thought she would like forever because she liked the person so much. But, it pretty much made her life suck. When she realizes she can let go, she doesn't mind, because she's entering a newer and happier life.

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