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Poem: Not Willing To Let Go

Poem Summary

Not willing to let go is a poem about wishing time could spin in reverse.

She holds on tight, pleaing with the universe to leave everything the way it is.

Her heart bleeds when she sees herself in the mirror standing all alone.

She wants to wake up from this nightmare starting the day over.

"Foreigner - Until The End Of Time"

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Not Willing To Let Go

Holding on tight

to the straw that breaks the camels back,

not willing to let go,

wanting time to spin in a reverse.


On bended knee

sending prayers to heaven's gate,

wishing upon the first star of the night,

tossing a coin in the well,

desperately hoping the universe will hear her plea.


Searching for a way

to stop her heart from bleeding,

losing her way

in an ocean made of tears,

as an emptiness embraces her heart

when she glances in the mirror

seeing herself standing all alone.


She wants to to wake up from this nightmare,

to start the day over

with his arms wrapped snuggly around her,

not willing to let go.

"George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today"

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 30, 2020:

Thanks again, Amani.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Amani...it might show up now.

Thanks for reading

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Nithya,

Thank you.

I appreciate you complimenting my work and I adore your kindness.

Have a Happy New Year !

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on December 29, 2020:

Beautiful poem, I understand what you are going through. Take care Brenda.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Denise,

Thank you.

Clinging to memories may cast a shadow but those memories also help one get by to the next sunrise.

I do understand what you are saying...I have faced these moments in the past and sometimes one needs to just let go so they can move on. The sun does shine again...maybe not as strong.

My mother recently lost her husband and her her is breaking.

Happy new Year

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Peggy,

Thanks.

It is a difficult time to face the days without the one you love standing beside you.

Happy New Year!

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on December 29, 2020:

That is a heartbreaking poem. I've felt all that before and yet, when I did let go, the sun came out the next day and it all worked out for the best. Sometimes clinging is the worst thing we can do.

Blessings,

Denise

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 29, 2020:

This is a heartfelt poem. No one wants to wake up and be without the ones they love.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Nell,

Thank you so much!

Have a great day & Happy New Year!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you.

The pain does hurt when one is separated or loses a loved one.

Have a Happy New Year!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Shauna,

Thank you.

It is a difficult time to go through & I imagine the pain lives forever in a corner of one's heart.

Take care.

Have a Happy New Year!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Sankhajit,

Thank you so much!

Happy New Year !

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

Pamela,

Thank you. I am glad to hear my words describe this feeling even if it is a sad one.

Have a great day & Happy New Year.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 29, 2020:

John,

Thank you.

It is heartbreaking.

Have a great day & Happy New Year.

Nell Rose from England on December 29, 2020:

That was beautiful and so poignant, lovely!

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on December 29, 2020:

This is heartfelt and very well expressed. One can imagine the pain of separation from the loved one.

Thank you for sharing another wonderful poem.

Shauna L Bowling from Central Florida on December 29, 2020:

I've felt this way long ago, Brenda. You portrayed a broken, bleeding heart with great emotion. All broken hearts mend, so there is light on the horizon for her.

Sankhajit Bhattacharjee from MILWAUKEE on December 29, 2020:

superb creation...

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 29, 2020:

It is an awful way to feel, and you have portayed in perfectly. That longing hurts for sure. I also think your songs choices are perfect, Brenda.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 28, 2020:

A poem of pure heartbreak and longing. Thank you for sharing, Brenda. Wonderful song choices too.

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