Let It Go

It’s not intentional
this accumulation
amounting to clutter

It”s inevitable, given
the emphasis on chasing
material happiness

Its impotency is ironic
all superfluous now
that health teeters

Weighs heavily
on my mental state
craving simplicity

The sentiment
we treasure beats
in heart’s memory

Objects age,
lose relevance

I let go of fear,
the guilt, find
blessed relief

New space inspires
openness, excitement
ensues – freedom.

(Image my own)


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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

37 thoughts on “Let It Go”

  1. Health teeters,
    while grinding teeth adorn cheaters,
    aiding the symptom,
    muting the cause.
    Furthering this disillusionment,
    our revolving cycle,
    pain, release and prayers
    Boundless we were once,
    children embracing our futures,
    tasting the sweetness of independence and adulthood.

    This was such an inspiring piece VJ. Your work is so beautiful ❤️

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  2. I really liked this one, VJ. I can so relate. What was I thinking when I was collecting all this stuff that no one wants now? That photo is just stunning. I wonder how you do that to your photos but I sure appreciate the sight.

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  3. The generational thing is so true. The meaning of the objects get lost as we move farther away from the original owners. Yet, sometimes it is the stories that connect with those objects that we hold dear.

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  4. So perfectly relatable, VJ. And the voice part is really nice. It’s fun to actually hear an author and all of the inflections. And I too loved the poetic way you stated this!

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