John Lastley's Poem 'Let Go'

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“Let Go” is an anonymous poem that speaks volumes to nearly every person who reads it, including myself. The poem discusses how letting go of something is not always a bad thing. Every person that has the opportunity to read “Let Go” is often able to relate it to something in their life, and it helps them to realize that we can try and find the good in the bad. The stanza, “To let go is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it,” to me, means to try not to control everything all the time, and to slow down. I need to let go of the need to plan and control everything. Having a plan can be a good thing and is recommended when setting goals, but there is such a thing as planning too much.…show more content…
As a child who has watched her mother and father each get married three times and divorced twice, I can say that I love differently than some other people whose parents have never been divorced. I want to believe in happily ever after and to death due us part, but I have found it difficult as I have watched many marriages fail including many in my own family. Starting back to my grandparents on both my mother and father’s side of the family, nearly every person who has been married in my family has also been divorced. I have been working on letting go the fear that perhaps divorce is inevitable for some people such as myself, it is something that will take time, but luckily I have a man in my life that is helping me to “fear less and love more.” In conclusion, the anonymously written poem, “Let Go,” is an inspirational poem that tells a different story for every person who reads it. Reading “Let Go” has helped me come to realize that there are some things in my life that I need to let go off, because it will be for the better. If there was one stanza I could add to the poem “Let Go,” it would be “Sometimes holding on does more damage than letting
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