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I Am Letting Go

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    i am letting go with a heavy heart .

    ....a heart so heavy that the weight of carrying it around for so long has troubled my very soul ......its a burden i can be without .......i will not weep as i have ...too many significant people went from the world last year ,too many people left alone to cry to weep without...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 Apr 4

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    I'm slowly letting go,

    I'm losing control. I feel lost without you, but I know I have to make it through! You were everything at once, but not everything lasts forever. I'll make it through even though I'd rather be with you! I know this is what's best for me, so don't come back once I set you free...
    kelsey9317 kelsey9317 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    Take Control

    Take control, and let it all go. Let the rain water enter and don't try and prevent it from ruining all that you treasure. Let your car run out of gasoline and the power plant turbines stop turning. Let the nieghbors dog **** on your lawn and the alley cats fight all night long...
    CopperCoil CopperCoil 36-40, M 8 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    Broken Things.

    I have been thinking this morning a great deal about everything. Just wanted to express these thoughts. I don't want pity. That is not my style. I just want clarity and for some of you to listen to these words. You want to understand me better? Then here is your chance. Or not...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 1 Response May 20, 2012

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    I Am Done

    after 14 yrs of marriage you cheated on me again. You not only left me you left your kids, it took me a month to relaize what you did to me and the kids. I was stupid to let you back in my life after your other affair. I thought you knew what a good person i am. How...
    phoenix2011 phoenix2011 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2011

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    Cousin Festival !

    i never know how to begin a story and sometimes i am not in the frame of mind to write anything worthwhile ..the flow is just not there .........a big event is looming ..large ..a big event I know I cannot attend again ..logistically , financially ,emotionally and socially .its...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 Sep 27, 2013

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    Letting Go And Moving On

    I have made this my time. My time to deal with all that is painful, examine it, and put it away.This is my time to heal, to face my demons and my fears. My time to remove those toxic people and circumstances from my life, and move on. Too much wasted time, too much wasted...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    Letting You Go

    I went for a walk today, walking through memories, ghosts of you and I ...  and what we shared ...  re-visiting those special moments,  ones I'll never completely forget.  I took my time,  meandering slowly,  savouring what once was, what we once meant to each other.  Each...
    Hongruilin Hongruilin 31-35, F 30 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    Letting it go. I have let go on a lot of

    things. I have left things behind, people too and I still find myself needing to let go. I think I am not a keeper any way. Meaning I don't k ow how to keep something. Maybe? I'm just thinking. Wondering how much to let go can be difficult. Not wanting to make a mistake. Not...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Letting Go

    Tonight my best friend and I will be letting go of people from our past under the New Moon. I feel the timing for this in my life is appropriate. Yesterday was the first day in a long time that I didn't spend with her. She had the same reaction that I did, in that it felt strange...
    tinymind tinymind 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    What Is Wrong With Me

    Ok I have been broken up with my ex for two years now it was bad and I was bitter for so long but I still loved him he was my first love and as much as I hate to admit it I feel like he would always have a place in my heart is this normal I now have a bf who is the love of my...
    mizzthang15 mizzthang15 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I Am Letting Go

    How do you walk away from someone you love And take the road of friend; Can you reroute the course you have taken And start over once again? I don't really want to let you go But inside me I know I must; The times we've loved . . . the times you've left My heart says...
    ghostpoet ghostpoet 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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    The nice, beautiful and strange girl I met 35

    years ago no longer exists. There now is only a cruel impostor.
    bitabyss bitabyss 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 7

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    Who Really Cares In The End!

    i am a single entity that exists out of no existence ......and am sick of my internal struggles .......i expect noone to listen or read this but i wish my life were different....people say concentrate on the people who want to be in your life but simple truth is there is noone...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Letting go is easier said

    than done. The reality is if I don't let go of some things, other new things will never be able to enter into my heart or mind. It's bittersweet to say goodbye to some people and things. But it's a necessity to grow and to be healthy. LESSON LEARNED.
    Ki55Love Ki55Love 31-35 2 Responses Feb 24

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    Just because a relationship ends,

    doesn't mean two people stopped loving each other. Sometimes, they just stopped hurting each other.
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Not Wasting Anymore Time

    I have given you so much time of my life. No longer am I allowing you to have control of my life. I forgive you for everything that has ever happenend between us. My heart is beginning to mend and I am letting you go. I have realized there is life outside of the pain I felt...
    matthewsmommy matthewsmommy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 18, 2011

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    Letting Go

    After I wrote my recent story, "the affair", I felt like a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders. I reclaimed myself by taking those hidden diaries out. I let go of the secrets and the shame, the hiding of things, and the pretense of a good marriage. All those things made me...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    All the time I'm letting go of my friends they

    want help and I try but they keep pushing me away I can't let that happen but they told to let them be so I left them alone. Once I did that I moved from the city to a new one I hope their doing find.
    RyanLThomas RyanLThomas 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    Slowly Loosening My Grasp

    On everything. I'm sick of being afraid. I'm sick of ruminating about my past. I'm sick of putting myself down for not being perfect. I'm sick of feeling sorry for myself, sick of always fighting society for something that I think I supposedly deserve. I'm sick of...
    fightingtheurges fightingtheurges 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Memories Ablaze

    Rituals that signify transition from one state to another are strange yet transformative. I never appreciated their meaning until i had been reduced to such despair the only way to construct meaning out of tragedy was to participate in them. And what ritual is more soothing...
    sleep140 sleep140 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2010

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    Finally...

    Those pictures. You both look happy. Ouch!! I get jealous!! That was hurting!! It felt like my heart wanted to erupt! But I should let go honey because I really love you so much I should just bow my head, cry my heart out and walkway. I know God has planned something great for me...
    UnderMyPillow UnderMyPillow 31-35, F Nov 26, 2013

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    I'm Letting Go

    It didn't even come as a surprise. But it sure hurt like hell when it dawned on me.Our friendship is strange...and hanging. A question was raised, "What do I want from it?"I want for us to be good friends. Friends who can hang out. Friends who can mindlessly talk about...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 31 Responses Jan 22, 2010

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    The Art of letting goEach year around this time,

    this holiday season, I find myself reflecting all I have experienced. I have learned some incredible lessons of life. I have met and made new friends. But I have also had to do some inner house cleaning of my soul and that is: Letting Go.Letting Go for me as an ordinary person...
    bemyvalentine bemyvalentine 56-60, F 2 Responses Apr 15

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    It Still Hurts, Or Does It !

    I won't forget you as you have forgotten me, I won't hurt you,as you have hurt me, I won't say words of anger , as you have said to me, I won't laugh as you cry, I won't judge you , as you have judged me. It no longer hurts me when you don't call, or e-mail,or simply love me. I...
    GreatDanzrule13 GreatDanzrule13 36-40, F Jan 26, 2013

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    No More! I'm Not Going to Let You Back In!

    You weren't mine to begin with so why did I think that you would want to be?  I am locking you out of my life for good!  Maybe you can sneak in and take a peak at me from time to time but as for the big picture?  You will never see it again.  You lost me this...
    tks tks 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Ever since I got the balls to stand up

    and and try contact someone from my past, I had a sudden wake up call hit me in the face, I have learnt though I am big hearted and I love to emotionally devote myself to everyone that it is okay to be selfish here and there. Since I have started I can say I am finally happy...
    delic21 delic21 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Catharsis

    I spoke, I let the words flow from my heart to my mouth. I let the feelings that I held for so long become words that will reach your eyes. My words flew like captured birds, outwards and onwards. They breathed the clean air and almost smiled back to me as they flew away from me...
    BlueZen BlueZen 31-35, F Feb 3, 2012

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    I learned many years ago

    that the essence of life is letting go.Birth is a letting go by the mother.Parents have to let go of their children as they grown up and we have to let go of relatives and friends when they die. It is no use trying to cling on. Letting go is what it is all about.
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 1 Response Jun 7

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    I was doing some housework today

    and paused to look around. I saw the bare walls still looking freshly painted from this summer. Unopened paint cans next to the fridge. Paintbrushes, rollers, paint trays....Many of the rooms empty. One with my boxes still packed. I will need to resort them again. And I thought...
    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 12 Responses Jan 8

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    Letting go of the people

    who wasted my time talking to them and spending time for them. I thought they are my friends so I'll just be a ***** and get them out of my life.
    Jelliii Jelliii 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I had one happiness and it vanished

    when you turned away...I've already done my part...I begged...And I swallowed my pride because our relationship and YOU are important to me than my ego....but you just ignored it...and It hurts me much! It hurts me alot to let go to the one I consider my one and only love....I...
    19Mariya77 19Mariya77 36-40, F Mar 17

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    Finally! It's starting to fade away.

    It's cost me everything, my home, business, everything, but I'm finally starting to see life again that is not encumbered by waiting for someone that is never coming back or that I can be with. I am at zero now and the only way to go is up. It's going to be a long fight but I...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Like Lime On Trees

    The man wiped his eyes with the bottom of his shirt, through blurry eyes he looked up the street.Jimmie would learn to understand that our fear of the unknown may cause us to resist growth, acceptance and change. Once we feel secure in our understanding, to challenge that...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Mar 27, 2013

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    Yeah, it f***ing hurts.

    A lot. And yeah, it consumes you entirely in misery, doubt, and a murky sadness. C'mon, wake up! It ended, and it ended for a reason. And you are FAR better off now, the world just threw open it's doors for you...so why are you sitting there sobbing, wishing for it to be...
    pylet pylet 31-35, M 1 Response May 4

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    Back To The Ocean.

    "Today I let a fish swim away, tomorrow I will be a whaler, waiting for my red snapper". Fish refers to the girl I used to like. I started calling her a fish because my friend said that I was a fish and that I was always swimming from fishermen (male courters). I felt really...
    autumnsparrow autumnsparrow 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2013

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    Slowly Loosening My Grasp On everything.

    I'm sick of being afraid. I'm sick of ruminating about my past. I'm sick of putting myself down for not being perfect. I'm sick of feeling sorry for myself, sick of always fighting society for something that I think I supposedly deserve. I'm sick of checking if the door is...
    solomon3020 solomon3020 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 5

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    This girl you once knew

    as sad shy and alone is no longer putting up with your crap I'm letting go here I am fear never bothered me anyways.. So bye to all those jerks who never spend time to truly get to know who I am
    SilentHollywood SilentHollywood 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    Controlled Letting Go :)

    Yes, I am. And it is a conscious effort. There so many years of conditioning to try to control everything around to be as safe as possible that letting go is only possible with some effort behind, even if it sounds like a paradox. What I can say is that it feels very relieving...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F Jan 6, 2011

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    Time To Say Goodbye

    Yesterday I made the what felt like the hardest decision of my life. I decided it was time let go of keeping my house the way it was before my late fiance died. This was hard for me to do but I started by taking down our huge engagement photo that hung above the mantel and...
    mafiagirl6 mafiagirl6 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Closure

    It's time to let go of all of the past, to block out the pointless, harmful and irrelevant things that mean nothing to me. The future excites me, it's started already - just by letting go.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Four Months..

    Noo, 4 months ago, I slept with thoughts of you in the strangest way that i could say I have ever felt in my life. That day I closed my eyes with the confidence that I had you back, completely, entirely, but left me with fears and anxiety. And four months after that day, here...
    iamtheredbutterfly iamtheredbutterfly 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    How Do I Say

    That it’s no use seeing you or talking to you if nothing is going to change.  If you’ve decided that you are your addiction.  If the man I fell in love with no longer exists. You see, the man I fell in love with, made me believe I was the most sensuous, desirable women...
    seekinglover seekinglover 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    But I'm starting to take things one step at a time. I'm the type who is easily gets attached to people yet having a hard time letting go of something or to someone. I've decided...
    raldy raldy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Oh yes way....I'm letting go of the past and moving forward to the future, what's left is just a memory
    KatieP767 KatieP767 13-15, F Jul 3

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    I know I held on far longer than I should have. I know I already lost my wife/my best friend years ago. I couldn't let go of the deeply routed genuine love, the amazing memories...
    someonerandom someonerandom 22-25, F Jul 5

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    I have trouble letting go of the past.. But recently I've learned that if they wanted to be in my life then it wouldn't be considered the past.. So don't miss me😏😘✌️👋
    cassiecollins cassiecollins 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Love never chanqes... it just rearranges..<3 The Worst Thing In Life Is To See Someone You Love, Love Someone Else How can you mean nothing to someone who means everything to...
    vg1403 vg1403 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I am selective about letting people get close to me. I have come to realize that it probably doesn't matter how selective you are or not. Most people do what they want in the end...
    NerdyGirl78 NerdyGirl78 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Ran into my ex at a bar and he was so drunk he didn't even recognize me. He ended up realizing who I was and yelled at me for four solid hours. In the bar, outside the bar, on the...
    GabbyCot GabbyCot 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    The easiest thing in life to do right now. It used to take me some blood and tears to let go, but now... It's as simple as focusing your thoughts to what YOU deserve in life...
    lovetilyouhate lovetilyouhate 22-25, F Jun 30

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    don't worry about me, i will be ok (eventually)!
    apetz apetz 26-30, F Jul 5