The Art of Letting Go / Mark Flanigan


is only
a necessary Art
after one no longer fears
being let go of
first.

it is a strength
that cannot be manufactured

it is a strength
no one, not even I,
can teach....
   and yet, you must learn.

it is forged through
desperation

still, it is a strength

one
stronger than yours

and in the end
it will be met
by someone,
   or no one,
makes no difference which,
   this strength will not budge,
knows not of compromise....

it is not a match
awaiting friction

it is not fire
inspired
to light

it is something else

something you know

knew
are reminded of

even now

it is something
to be forsaken
for as long
as you can afford to

while time, my friend,
is nobody’s friend

and faith
can only be returned
from whence
it was first sent.

go now.

3 comments:

BG said...

Letting go-- yes- poem that rings a bell-- the letting go timber of the heart-- good stuff--

and here's to one year of Word of Mouth letting go--!

Marta said...

UFFFFFFFFFFFF.....and I can really understand it....

Marta said...

UFFFFFFFFFFFF.....and I can really understand it....