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Letting Go

February 28, 2009
By carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 24 photos 51 comments

I am letting go.
No need to worry
about these things I cannot control.
Why did it get to me so?
All in a hurry,
giving no chance for anyone to console.

Dependent on my self.
What took so long to realize
I cannot do it on my own.
Beyond the self,
Finding there is more to these outcries
From my inward moan.

What was wrong?
I could not place it
while my world remained a strewn.
Becoming strong.
Finding I could face it
when the world would not sing my tune.

Discounted my pain.
What was it compared to their own?
All in vain.
Our friendship would postpone.

Who could understand?
After all I had been through.
The One, right by me, would stand,
No one other than You.

It amazes me to see,
how my broken life has changed.
Filled with glee,
showing others my life, rearranged.

No longer gloomy today's,
Or apprehensive 'morrow's.
Living to praise
The One who relieves my sorrows.

No need to hold tight to the questions of the future with eternity in sight,
I am letting go, giving it up, leaning on You, my Confidant, my Light.

The author's comments:
Life is hard, and it takes a lot to make it through. Recent life events have changed my perspective, I hope to share the love of what I have learned. :)

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This article has 16 comments.

on Feb. 26 2011 at 8:06 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

Beautiful. Truly beautiful=]

on Dec. 13 2010 at 4:04 pm
HeartbrokenAngel BRONZE, Cottonwood, California
2 articles 0 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do you know how much I wish I could go back in time and change so many things? The first one is you."

You are really good. I've read all of your work and every bit of it captures my interest and hits my heart in a way that is undescribeable. You are an amazing poet and I'm glad you submit your work for everyone to see it. My favorite verse of this poem is "No longer gloomy today's/Or apprehensive 'morrow's/Living to praise/The One who relieves my sorrows." You are charished by your fans and I can say I am one of them. :) Good job.

on Jun. 24 2010 at 9:23 am
Mercylynn BRONZE, Coyle, Oklahoma
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, and then throw it in the face of the person who gave you the lemons until they give you the oranges you originally asked for."
— Cassandra Clare
"The naked truth of it is, I have no shirt."

I really like it alot. I ho[pe ypu write more like this :)

JaseC GOLD said...
on Aug. 27 2009 at 3:33 am
JaseC GOLD, Granbury, Texas
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Thank you, I have some new ones that I have sent up for review so hopefully they'll be up here soon.

JaseC GOLD said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 10:01 pm
JaseC GOLD, Granbury, Texas
19 articles 0 photos 44 comments
You're work is great, so keep it up. By the way, thank you for the encouragement. Fans are greatly appreciated.

carijoy SILVER said...
on Aug. 22 2009 at 6:08 am
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 24 photos 51 comments
Thank you all for your kind words. You are all truly inspiring. :)

Jennax3 SILVER said...
on Aug. 21 2009 at 6:59 pm
Jennax3 SILVER, Palos Verdes Estates, California
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You have such a mature writing style... I enjoy reading your work.

This is one of my favorites :)

on May. 28 2009 at 10:22 pm
ShernayB. DIAMOND, Southfield, Michigan
62 articles 1 photo 881 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Some things will never change"---Tupac


sali175 said...
on May. 26 2009 at 12:22 am
you are a really good poet and this poem is wonderfull. Keep writing!!!

Batwoman GOLD said...
on May. 7 2009 at 11:55 pm
Batwoman GOLD, Middlebury, Indiana
12 articles 0 photos 36 comments
That was so amazing I'm not even kidding when I say that you should publish a book of poems someday I love everything you write.

on May. 6 2009 at 10:53 pm
thedaydreamer13 BRONZE, Delta, Ohio
3 articles 6 photos 40 comments
oh my goodness... do we (the world) see talent or what!!!

you doing great... do i hear chanting?? 'we want more!'


mmfdg623 GOLD said...
on Apr. 28 2009 at 12:31 am
mmfdg623 GOLD, Lyndhurst, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
Louisa May Alcott

This poem is amazing. I really enjoy your writing. I would really appreciate it if you read my work. TeenInk.com/raw/Poetry/article/97939/A-Love-Cycle/

Bridie ELITE said...
on Mar. 22 2009 at 7:43 pm
Bridie ELITE, Massapequa, New York
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Favorite Quote:
She can because she thinks she can.

Your Poetry is so moving and encouraging. Please Keep writing you have a raw natrual talent. I hpe that the recent life events weren't that heart shattering, and if they were you have my simpathy.

carijoy SILVER said...
on Mar. 18 2009 at 6:35 pm
carijoy SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
8 articles 24 photos 51 comments
Thank you so much! I like being different. :) I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I will work on getting more up soon.

on Mar. 18 2009 at 4:20 am
mang9believe GOLD, Rigby, Idaho
19 articles 0 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
“You were smitten with me. You were speechless to behold my beauty. You had never met anyone so fascinating. You thought of me every waking minute. You dreamed about me. You couldn’t stand it. You couldn’t let such wonderfulness out of your sight" SC

That is a very good poem. Its nice and seems understanding. ;D check my poems out. plz

on Mar. 18 2009 at 1:21 am
Allaboutlyf BRONZE, Hollis, New York
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very moving and encouraging... I don't much about poetry but in my opinion i think you have a different writing styel! I love it ! would luv 2 read more by you!