Set You Free

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Romance  |  House: Booksie Classic

Letting go of something you love is always the hardest thing in life

I'm sorry for everything.

I'm sorry if I made you feel insecure.

I'm sorry if I held on too tight.

I shouldn't have put that weight on your shoulders.

You had been right there,

Next to me, in my arms.

But I wasn't strong enough to hold onto you.

I let you slip from my grasp.

But I have to be strong enough,

This time...

This is the ultimate test of strength.

Because the hardest thing to do in life,

Is to let go of the ones you love.

I have to let you go,

For that is what you want.

I have to set you free,

From the suffocating hold of my demons.

I'm sorry if I let them hurt you.

But they have control over me,

And I can't control them at all.

They just take over at times,

And I'm sorry if I couldn't restrain them.

But now I have to let you go,

To save you from my demons,

Before they consume you too.

I would take you back--of course,

If you wanted me too.

But only on one condition.

You must know the whole story,

You must know the truth.

You have to know about my demons,

So you can decide for yourself,

If you really want to stay with me.

So run,

Run if you must.

I know it's for the best.

You'll be safer away from me.

I don't want to hurt you again.

So even though it kills me to see you go,

I know in my heart that it'll keep you safe.

And all the pain is worth it,

If you will not be hurt.

So as I watch you leave,

And not even look back,

I am crying on the outside,

But I am happy deep down.

Because I know,

The further away from me you are,

The safer you'll be.

But I will never forget you.

I will love you till the end of time.

I would give anything to take you back,

But I won't sacrifice your happiness,

And your heart,

Just so I can feel safe.

I won't do that to you.

I love you too much to hurt you.

If you love something,

Set it free.

I won't take you down with me.

You deserve better than that--than me.

So even though I still sit and wait,

For something I know will never come,

I know in my heart,

That you are really gone.

I live in the past,

Seeing shadows on the walls.

Looking at old photgraphs,

And sorting through memories.

The memories keep you here,

In my heart.

So even though you're gone,

You will always be with me,

In my heart.

I have to let you go,

To keep your heart safe,

From the wrath of my demons.

I have to set you free.

Submitted: June 04, 2008

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I like it. Good poem Carly~

Wed, June 4th, 2008 7:48pm


Thanks Matt. =D

Wed, June 4th, 2008 12:50pm


So sad so true so damn hard... I cant do it, I cant let go. I want to but my heart wont let me. You are so brave to write that x

Thu, June 5th, 2008 10:57am


Thank you so much. Letting go really is the hardest thing in life.

Thu, June 5th, 2008 7:11pm


Sadd and true...i agree with moodle...damn...

Thu, June 5th, 2008 2:39pm


Thanks. ^^

Thu, June 5th, 2008 7:10pm

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