Danny The Dreamer Boyd


Letting Go - Poem by Danny The Dreamer Boyd

I wish I'd known we'd wind up letting go,
I would've saved myself one more heartbreak;
Why would you think I'd like the same mistake?
I told you I despise the dance with woe:
I'm nauseous still from all the to and fro;
My soul is sore: —I've put my heart at stake! —
I sense the losses squash it like a snake;
I wish our yesterdays would leave me so…
I wished, I wish, I'll wish, and wish again,
Yet oft I wake with sorrow still with me:
I'm sick and tired of my unanswered prayer!
It's overdue for me to break the chain: —
A captain lost, ‘n an old familiar sea! —
Alas, I don't think that I even care.

Topic(s) of this poem: break up, breaking up, goodbye, heartbreak, heartbreaking, letting go, sorrow

Form: Sonnet


Comments about Letting Go by Danny The Dreamer Boyd

  • (11/3/2018 11:20:00 PM)

    My husband have RP and I wonder if Esight can help him. (Report)Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (7/7/2018 10:44:00 PM)

    Deep feelings of sadness expressed in clarity of thought and mind. Soulful with strong emotions. A work of art. Thanks for sharing Danny. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/25/2018 12:58:00 AM)

    I wished, I wish, I'll wish, and wish again,
    Yet oft I wake with sorrow still with me:
    I'm sick and tired of my unanswered prayer!


    ....yeah letting you go but hold you with my breath of remembrance

    great 10+++
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  • Britte Ninad (5/25/2018 12:28:00 AM)

    superb nexus of love-

    I wished, I wish, I'll wish, and wish again,

    nice 10++++
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  • Danny Boyd (5/2/2018 7:11:00 PM)

    Thank you guys for all your comments and your ratings. I'm glad you liked it, and it's an honor to be featured. I hope you could relate to it. (Report)Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt (5/2/2018 6:33:00 PM)

    Yes, you do care. This poem would not have otherwise be written. I have experientially learned to remove romance from my definition and use of 'Love' You have written through what poets call inspiration. (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (5/2/2018 11:57:00 AM)

    MEMORIES! ! With sorrow still in me.

    Heartbreak!

    Not easy at all! ! !

    Thanks for sharing.
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (5/2/2018 11:43:00 AM)

    MyNOTES added: Dear Danny, CONGRATULATIONS on being chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day!
    As I have said in my previous Response: An Excellent Sonnet!
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  • Sylvia Frances Chan (5/2/2018 11:39:00 AM)

    Lovely Sonnet, Beautiful thoughts and words. An excellent Sonnet as old, BUT one thing I want to make you clear: I can tell you that God listens to everyone´s prayer and He responds all prayers, whether you are rich or poor, BUT as you perhaps not know: in His time, not in your time when you expect that. Sure, He will answer your prayer, never await the result, but that will come soon. a 10 for the vote. Excellent Sonnet as olds. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/2/2018 10:15:00 AM)

    Beautiful sonnet! thank you for sharing.a ten.. (Report)Reply

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  • Carl Roussell (5/2/2018 4:46:00 AM)

    Hello Danny, a well deserved Poem of the Day. I especially like the line, A captain lost, ‘n an old familiar sea! —, which seems to capture the mood of the poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (5/2/2018 3:28:00 AM)

    I wish our yesterdays would leave me so…
    I wished, I wish, I'll wish, and wish again,
    Yet oft I wake with sorrow still with me: ......letting go is a virtue. only the strong ones can do it...psyhologically. thanku for this message. it helps me. tony
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (5/2/2018 2:53:00 AM)

    Dear Danny, such a great sonnet poem of the day... congrats for being chosen... huge 10++++ (Report)Reply

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  • Akhtar Jawad (5/2/2018 2:42:00 AM)

    A sad and touching poem.
    I'm sick and tired of my unanswered prayer!
    Congrats!
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (5/2/2018 2:39:00 AM)

    A beautiful poem shared.
    Thanks poet for the poem and congratulations for being picked as the member poem of the day.
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  • Muzahidul Reza (5/2/2018 1:19:00 AM)

    Loss, loss and loss! in human life only loss. Let's check all to advance to be saved, ............... (Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray Smith (5/2/2018 12:36:00 AM)

    A well-rounded write that that lets care fly through the air.+++10 (Report)Reply

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  • Lyn Paul (5/2/2018 12:33:00 AM)

    What a roller coaster life is but so many things happen for change and reason.
    A lovely picture and a perfect line...
    A Captain Lost, n an old familiar sea!
    Best wishes and you have some great quotes.
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  • (4/19/2018 4:34:00 PM)

    Hope you find peace soon (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 19, 2018



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