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Colleen Wright

Central west of New South Wales, Australia.
Colleen Wright
Central west of New South Wales, Australia.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Set Free.

My dear old Dad used to say, 'ya gotta e cruel to be kind',
and of that understanding I found very hard for me to find,
until into my life you came along
and I now fully understand the song.

I've learned too, that 'when in doubt, one should say 'no',
and to walk away, instead of accepting - 'tis a 'no go'.
As with the fish that is 'small fry',
I let you go - I now say 'good-bye'.

You are not suitable for me,
so I must set you free.
You are too much undersize,
to keep you would be unwise.

I set you free to learn and grow,
and another you will live to know.
I hope there is little pain,
as I set you free to live again.

So swim away my beautiful 'small fry'.
Dive deeply and live long - do not die.
Swim swiflty away, again to be free,
and always remember me - lovingly.
Colleen Wright
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COMMENTS
Brian Dorn 18 July 2006
Colleen, interesting fish analogy... I liked the concept. Really well done! ! Brian
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Natasha Ashwe 18 July 2006
The funny thing about letting go is that it is not being cruel at all, at least I don't think it is. I suppose it depends upon the perspective. And yet either way I have always found letting go to be right - immediately from one side of the coin, or eventually from the other. I'm all for freedom.
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Francesca Johnson 18 July 2006
Letting go is often a hard thing to do but, following your father's advice, you are able to do this in a generous and loving way. Maybe we can all learn something from your poem, Colleen. Love, Fran xx
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