Letting Go

**This is in response to a challenge from Sarah Jane of SarahJaneprosetry to write a poem on the theme of “letting go”.**

 

I held a balloon

That took me higher

Ever higher

Took me places

I’d never imagined

And I learned

I learned who I was

And who I did not want to be

 

But the balloon

Needed to fly

Fly places I

Was not ready to go

So with a wistful smile

And a grateful heart

I let go

I let go

And found myself

Flying

Found that I

Was a balloon as well

 

Now we fly

Separately

But still close

Strings still intertwined

And though I no longer

Hold that balloon

I can look

I can see it

And I smile

As I watch it soar away

Through the bluest sky

No longer mine to hold

But forever mine

To remember

And to thank

For teaching me

To fly

 

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11 thoughts on “Letting Go

  1. oooo…can we all join in. Love collective pieces…Silver and I seem to be, hmmm…, not challenging but sharing our visions through theme. This was a great one Dave…now must visit miss SarahJane.

      • lol…well I will see if inspiration hits on ‘letting go’…and let you know if it does, feel free to join silver and I on writing about eyes and wishes, two separate pieces

      • eyes and wishes…Silver and I are done the eyes ones, I finished up wishes today…Windows to the Pain and Poison versus Life are mine…the link to her eyes one is on my poem…join if you wish, no rules:)

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