Let Go

I can't let go of the past.

It isn't that simple.

The memories are engraved in my brain 

Like the scars on skin.

They play in my head over and over

Like a movie on loop.

If I could simply forget them

I simply would.


I can't let go of the words.

It isn't that simple.

They echo in my head

Like a broken record.

And are still are spoken

Like any rumors.

If I could simply ignore them

I simply would.


Let go of judgements.

It isn't that simple.

I've heard it enough to believe it

Like a religious sermon.

Thoughts that follow everything

Like a shadow.

If I could simply avoid them

I simply would.


Forget the past,

And watch it fade

Like the sunset at the end of the day.

If I could 

I'd do it today.


Ignore the words,

Hear them shush,

Like the silent night .

If I could

I'd do it tonight.


Avoid judgement,

Feel it leave

Like the air in your lungs 

When you remember to breathe.

This poem is about: 
My family


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