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I Am Letting Go

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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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    nwilla nwilla 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    One of the hardest lesson in life is letting go.

    Whether it's guilt,anger,love,loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.
    EatSleepBeHappyRepeat EatSleepBeHappyRepeat 26-30, F Sep 14

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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 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25, 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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    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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    Letting go is easier said

    than done ..... But we all try to and from today I have made a promise to myself to worry less and love life and be happy. Today is a new chapter .......
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F Sep 16

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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 29 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 no longer harbor any hopes of us getting back

    together. I still care about him, though, as a friend. After all, we had six years of wonderful friendship. And having thought long and hard, I realize that it is this that I miss. I miss his sharp intellect and his refusal to compromise ideals for pragmatism. I gave my love...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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 13 Responses Jan 8

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    I guess the only time you let go is

    when your life is about to change, I think that moment is coming for me finally. If I ever see the girl I'm trying to let go again, I don't know how il feel but she's pushed me away too much for me to even be bothered at this point in my life.
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    I'm letting go of people

    who constantly let me down or disappoint me. I'm getting rid of those who tend to bring me down. Letting go and moving on. If you don't hear from me, you're part of my problem! Farewell.....
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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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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    Before you were so close,

    now you are so far... Unreachable.... :(
    RayaneCharmee RayaneCharmee 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 16

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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 2 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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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    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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    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.
    Trishhh Trishhh 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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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 2 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    Im letting go of everything

    as well as everyone except the few i keep dear in my heart. my soul is filled with grief no more. im looking past it all and forgiving and forgetting.
    LunarDream LunarDream 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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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 7 Responses Feb 13, 2013

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    This was a continuous cycle.

    You took advantage of my kindness I used to be that dumb girl who always accepted your apology. I was so into you, and I thought you loved me. I'm not that dumb girl anymore, I am letting you go. I'll still live with this pain in my chest. I'm drowning in tears, but I'll be...
    sammyvaladezz sammyvaladezz 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Of always looking back it is

    now time to look forward and not back :)
    willowknight willowknight 22-25, F Sep 19

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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 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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    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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    Things keep going down,

    I feel a little good and then the bad takes over. Party mode is what I'm in all the time. I'm a mess, really. More of a mess than I've ever been before. And I've tried to end my own life, and almost succeeded, so saying I'm worse is definitely saying something. I try to be...
    Bluetoxicity Bluetoxicity 18-21, F Aug 25

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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 12 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I'm not sure. We talked about it all today,

    and although she got defensive, she says she wants to work it out and stay with me. I don't know what to do i feel overwhelmed with the guilt that the way she is feeling is my fault, and a part of me wants to leave, tells me it would make her happier. I can't make her stay, I...
    Lost42000 Lost42000 22-25, M Sep 2

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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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    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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    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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    cwebb1221 cwebb1221 13-15, F Sep 15

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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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    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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    Letting go of the evil bondage

    that was on me. Letting go of unforgiveness, letting go of the past. Going through a spiritual cleanse by CHRIST. Want to start healing others including my mom, preaching, hearing GOD better, want visions and being able to prophesy etc.
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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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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    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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    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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