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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Letting Go

Rating: 4.3
Whatever we cling on to,
However strongly-
A hand of support,
A heart of love,
A strong passion,
A fading memory,
A feeling of warmth,
A word of inspiration,
A long longing, continually
Cherished but unfulfilled...
All we have to let go,
Oh yes, we have to let go!

Like the trees part with
The ripened fruits,
Like the branches and boughs
Shed their leaves,
Like the tired lips of a child,
Fallen asleep, slowly
Releases his mom's teat,
We too have to let go quietly
Everything we hold close
To our bosom, and
Silently fall on the cold,
Waiting lap of Mortality!



Dhaka
28 October 2020
Khairul Ahsan
Topic(s) of this poem: life and death
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Listen to the odes the trees sing to their leaves shed!
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COMMENTS
Terry Craddock 17 November 2020
I wrote the poem 'Carpe Diem Seize Each Day Live Life To The Max', inspired by the poem 'Letting Go', by the poet Khairul Ahsan and dedicated to the poet Khairul Ahsan.
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Terry Craddock 17 November 2020
I wrote the split images 'Carpe Diem Seize Life Because Death Does Not Pass', and 'Carpe Diem Seize Beauty Precious Moments', inspired by the poem 'Letting Go', by the poet Khairul Ahsan and dedicated to the poet Khairul Ahsan.
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Terry Craddock 17 November 2020
Experiencing The Pain Of Letting Go the beauty expressed in all wonderful things the sweet essence the joy we must let go of this makes the sting of death the sharp pain... seem even more terrible but inevitable death is the closing of this life lived circle of life we must all experience the pain of letting go... Inspired by the poem 'Letting Go' by the poet Khairul Ahsan. Dedicated to the poet Khairul Ahsan.
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Anjandev Roy 15 November 2020
This is simply fantastic write......thank u, dear poet.....anjandev roy.
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Khairul Ahsan 01 December 2020
I am much inspired by your generous appreciation of the poem. Thank you, @Anjandev Roy.
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Akhtar Jawad 13 November 2020
We too have to let go quietly Everything we hold close To our bosom, and Silently fall on the cold, Waiting lap of Mortality! A bitter truth in a touching poem.
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Khairul Ahsan 01 December 2020
Thanks for reading my poem and leaving your thoughts here, @Akhtar Jawad. Much inspired by your comment.
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Edward Kofi Louis 08 November 2020
Life's journey! ! ! To let go of many things along the line. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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Khairul Ahsan 14 November 2020
@EKL, Thanks for the comment. Glad that you visited.
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Terry Craddock 06 November 2020
The beauty expressed in all the wonderful things we must let go of, makes the sting of death, the sharp pain, seem even more terrible, but inevitable death is the closing of the circle of life. We must all experience of pain of letting go. an exceptional poem.
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Khairul Ahsan 14 November 2020
@Terry Craddock, Thanks for crediting the poem with the high praise of being 'an exceptional poem'. Appreciate your thoughtful comment.
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Mj Lemon 04 November 2020
Magnificent work, Khairul. After reading it, there was something that just reminded me of Thomas' 'Do not go gentle into that good night.' Both your verse and Thomas' explain the importance of letting go. Yet there is a stark difference in both tone and path to be taken. This is a great verse.
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Khairul Ahsan 14 November 2020
Dear Poet @Mj Lemon, Thanks for the comparison of my poem with Thomas' 'Do not go gentle into that good night.'. I am greatly inspired by the comparison and your thoughtful analysis. Hope to see you visit my page again.
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Valsa George 02 November 2020
An indisputable truth beautifully presented. We came to this world empty handed and will have to leave it in the same way! What ever we hoarded in a life time, we have to leave behind or let go. This point is beautifully illustrated with apt examples! Enjoyed this poem immensely as the thoughts contained in it are my thoughts too! Five stars!
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Khairul Ahsan 14 November 2020
Dear @Valsa George, 'Enjoyed this poem immensely as the thoughts contained in it are my thoughts too! ' - I am so glad to know that you hold similar views as mine on the transiency of life and the way we have to depart sooner or later, leaving our every possession, every dear person behind. I am highly inspired by your detailed comment and the generous rating of 'Five stars! '
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Suresh Kumar Ek 02 November 2020
Personification of nature into our life Everything is mortal, the great philosophy is beautifully brought in
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Khairul Ahsan 05 November 2020
@Suresh Kumar Ek, 'Everything is mortal' - yes, that is the stark reality. I take the privilege of quoting a part of poet Kevin Patricks comment - 'as much as we try to hold on their is nothing we can hold onto for very long'! Thanks for visiting and leaving a thought.
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