Letting Go

From Art of Mind II: All-In. Available Now on Amazon.com.

*Letting Go*

Whenever I hugged my mother as a child,
The hardest part was
Letting Go.

And when 10 year reunions are formed
or a spouse returns home from a long day,
or a child, not unlike me, hugs his mother,
They Too must eventually let go.
It’s that “Let Go Moment” when the amount of seconds add up to a magic moment, and once it is felt, it’s ok: you can let go. Even if you want to hold on forever, you force yourself to let go…and sometimes after a few short seconds, the magic returns, and you hug again.

They hold one another by the sleeve,
They stare, and my word
They Smile.
They may hug over and over again, but sooner or later, they must
Let Go.

I always hated to let go.

Mothers, most of all, fear letting go.

As I unloaded our van into my dorm room,
I noticed a proud, yet sorrowful mother…

She held her daughter for 18 years…

And as a tear fell,
She waved
Let Go.

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One comment on “Letting Go
  1. #deep
    Sad yet profound ..nicely written ! 👌👌👍

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