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To Let

(Pic: Universal Studios Lot, Instagram by sessepien )

Letting go of all the memories
Now you are vacating the place
Are you sure this is enough
Elsewhere will you find solace?

Putting up a board on the house
You have made the options clear
But what about the clutter in your mind
What are you going to do about that, my dear?

You can let go of everything materialistic
But the memories shall continue to grow
You need to make a tough decision here
What to hold on to and what to let go

Think about what the future holds for you
Free yourself from the thoughts of him
If he occupies rent free space in your mind
The chances of you moving on are dim

You can let go of all his things
Just like this house and everything else
But if he still captures your soul
His thoughts shall come with reminder bells

You need to make room for someone new
Its hard but not impossible to forget
Its not the house that should hold the board
It is your heart that should say 'To Let'

Written for The Magpie Tales: Mag 207.

~ Soumya


  1. I don't know why but it kind of sounds like this one is for me!!! :D:D:D
    OH!!! It's tough to let go, you know
    Especially if that 'house' has given you some amazing unforgettable memories and lots of happyness and smiles
    But indeed life moves on and I am sure... so will I !!!
    Thnx for this amazing piece of advice

    1. Well it could be just for you ;)

      I'm glad you liked it and you are welcome my dear!

  2. So beautiful it is and so true! I know how difficult it is to let go something or someone who was so dear to you! I am still battling even after 3 darn years! Each word brings out meaning!

    1. You need to let go darling! Its tough but not impossible.

      Take care :)

  3. This is awesome...
    "But what about the clutter in your mind
    What are you going to do about that, my dear?"

    Loved the way you perceived the image, and penned down these lines. Lovely through out.

  4. touched me !! could relate not for a person but for leaving home..

  5. This reminded me of a song by Billy Joel 'SO IT GOES'
    The first few lines "In every heart there is a room
    A sanctuary safe and strong
    To heal the wounds from lovers past
    Until a new one comes along"

    This was beautiful as always Leo.

  6. It's difficult to move forward at times ... your last line is so beautiful
    "Its not the house that should hold the board
    It is your heart that should say 'To Let'" - just WOW

  7. Letting Go - A much needed post for me :) and your usage of words and the flow is so wow. Beautiful Soumya!

  8. oh, so emotional, so sad, so powerful. It's a beautiful piece.

  9. Am gonna put that board up... "to Let"... :) such a wonderful poem...and motivating for people like me :) Thanks for this one! :)

    1. You better put it up! In your heart! :)

      You're welcome darling!

  10. I am just going through a horribly tough break up and this poem is just so relatable.

    Thank you for putting my thoughts into words.

    Thank you even more for the most simple but important advice that doesn't even seem like advice :)

    1. You are welcome my darling!

      If you need anyone to talk to, I'm just a message away! :)


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