Let it flow

Let it flow

A Poem by Derek Cummings

I've learned misery will naturally come and go, 
unless one clings to the root of the misery. 
Then it will stay until the person lets go.

© 2012 Derek Cummings



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That was very good. Your message is made very clear, despite how short the poem is.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the read and comment. A lot can be said in very few words.
Rain

5 Years Ago

Yes, indeed :)
You make a good point in this. The mind is like a computer, it does what we program it to do.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the comment! Yea, the mind is similar to a computer in that manner.
Wise words...letting go can be difficult, but what a release.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

So true. Thanks for visiting and commenting. Take care.
Shimmerbliss/CAF

5 Years Ago

Your welcome. I enjoyed it.
now that could be in a fortune cookie

Posted 5 Years Ago


Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

Lol, yea I guess it could be, and it does have some zen meaning to it. Thanks Cherrie
great point of view. and i really like the way this poem flows.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

Thanks Mark!
Your words give such sweet wisdom to something that too often leaves people bitter and broken... Misery cannot hold us... we alone can hold onto it.. So well said, Derek.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

One's mind can be so powerful, making it difficult to release the misery, tricking one of their own .. read more
Words of wisdom.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

Thanks Sami!
Sami Khalil

5 Years Ago

You are quite welcome.
I totally agree with you that, misery only stays if the person allows to keep it in their life. That's why it's good to let it go. Your words are so true and powerful. Great job, indeed! :D


Ashley Rivers-- your friend ;)

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

Thanks Ashley!
Call_Me_Miss_Imperfect

5 Years Ago

You're welcome :)
How very true! Some, I think, find strange comfort in misery.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Derek Cummings

5 Years Ago

Thanks Sam. I do find some comfort in it. Not that I'm saying I'm miserable...but it does ring out t.. read more
Samuel Dickens

5 Years Ago

Knowing and understanding misery is essential for the writer.

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Added on August 2, 2012
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Derek Cummings
Derek Cummings

Valdosta, GA



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