Live and let go

Live and let go

A Poem by Therene

To have and to hold;

It may be concrete,

It can also be abstract.

It’s also a want.


When we hug someone,

We are expected to let go.

At one point, it hurts.

But knowing that it’s necessary, we forego.


We all feel the pain;

The agony of want,

The anguish of letting go.

Yet we still continue to possess.


Everything withers and dies.

We cannot brood over it forever.

There will be far greater things for us.

Live and let go, dear friends.

© 2010 Therene

Author's Note

Attachment/Detachment Series.

Do an overkill on this one.

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Love this. Currently purging the apartment and practicing my sense of non-attachment so this spoke to me. Something I've learned - letting go can be practiced so, eventually, there is less anguish.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Such a true statement in your poem...and letting go is always tough, yet necessary, at times...a lovely read.

Posted 7 Years Ago

It's so incredibally simple, but you get the message across flawlessly, great write!
I loved reading it, because it spoke the volumes of truth and silenced deception.
This is the type of poem that is firm yet gentle, with the power to calm storms, yet with that same power ease pain.
It take my breath away. Good job :)
Keep writing

Posted 8 Years Ago

So true & deep. A very powerful write.
The truth of life but not as easy to follow ... Great choice of words !!

Posted 8 Years Ago

I can actually relate to these feelings and what some people don't realize that in order to live you do have to let go of the thing that is keeping you from living.
There is some food for thought in this piece (and no I'm not going to say good job)LOL It really makes you think only because the reader can take the words in many different ways

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on April 27, 2010
Last Updated on June 2, 2010



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