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Letting Go And Holding On

© Martha Turner

Published on March 2010

Oh, how I love life,
walking outside in spring and summer
and smelling the honeysuckle floating on the warm breeze.
Couples walking hand in hand,
smiles of happiness from being in love.
Owners walking their dogs,
kids laughing and playing,
birds chirping and singing all day long
each and every day the world continues on.

I get tired of its confusion,
tired of the pain.
I'm tired of the emptiness from hearts I've parted from.
Tired of wishing for more but not knowing which way to turn
and sometimes too scared to look back.
To let go completely of yesterday,
and grasp a hold on the hope of tomorrow.
A hope that if tomorrow gets here, it won't be like yesterday.

Yesterday's holding on to the hope of a lost love
yesterday's disappointments of the same ol' routine
yesterday's wishing bills didn't exist
so there wouldn't be any living from check to check.
Yesterday's empty dreams of a fairy tale ending,
Wanting an end to all my struggling.
OH... holding onto the hope of tomorrow...

A tomorrow filled with pure happiness
knowing that this direction on the path is the one and only way...
Success.
A tomorrow filled with the reassurance that your headed for better days.
A tomorrow with a love that was sent to you from the heaven above
that will only grow deeper and deeper as time goes by to last forever.
A tomorrow that will complete and fulfill yesterday's wants and dreams.
A tomorrow that will conquer all my hardships and troubles.

I grasp the thought of what wonderfulness tomorrow could bring.

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  • by Kendall Brosky
  • 5 years ago

I'm doing this poem for English class I am in love with it! But my English teacher asked me to find out her bio!! Can Martha please tell me a little about herself and how this poem has anything to do with her life. Thank you very much !!!!

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