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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Time To Release

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A Time To Release

Visualize… Close your eyes
Imagine balloons held up to the sky.
The strings you are clutching,
they tether your soul.
Until you untangle, unravel, untie…
Your heart is a prisoner expecting to die.

Visualize… Close your eyes…
Loosen your grasp.
Uncurl your fingers…
Allow the strong threads to pass.
The wind tugs them gently away from your touch.
Drifting and rising, the ribbons stream down.
Teasing your fingers, you reach one last time.
Alas, No, be alive…

Visualize… Close your eyes…
Lower your weary arms and shade your bleary eyes
Now is the time to say your goodbyes.
All that was binding your spirit flies aloft
Yearning for freedom…
A deep breath… You sigh.
Ah, yes! Goodbye.

Angela Minard 2009©

15 Comments:

Shinade aka Jackie said...

This is lovely Angel. It can be interpreted in many ways.

I am choosing the positive!

Hugs,
Jackie:-)

Angel said...

Definitely positive!

clean and crazy said...

this is such a beautiful way of letting go, the knots of fear binding us so tightly, very fitting well done

Ann said...

Beautifully written, I love it. I'm also glad to hear that the intended interpretation was positive.

Miss Sara said...

Ah, yes... "Let go..."

Beautifully written!

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

It is good to say goodbye...when it is the ugly balloons you are saying goodbye to. :)

Diff.Thinkr said...

I have a post linking to yours......thought I should let you know..........

Leonie said...

Beautifully written Angela,i love it.Letting go is such a powerful step for emotional self healing - well done:)

PJ said...

that is so powerful and beautiful! there are a few people in my life that i would like to share this with if you don't mind.

Angel said...

PJ, you can most definitely share it. I would be honored:)

Shinade aka Jackie said...

Oh i am so glad Angel! I think everything was swaying negative for me for the last week.

I have not mentioned it before now but I have had severe back an hip pain for weeks now.

The last few days really got bad. I haven't really been online much at all for 3 days now.

Today I had to give in and see the DR.....diagnosis...pinched sciatic nerve!!

I only tell you now so you know that I wasn't ignoring you or not thinking of you.....and if I have seemed a little negative now you know why....this just plain hurts!!

I just love your writing....you are so very gifted!!

Happy weekend and hugs Angel!!
Jackie:-)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful poem! I can relate to these feelings!

Jane Doe said...

This is very lovely.

stigma no more said...

Hi Angela,
Your poems are so beautiful, that is what I was taught years ago in Therapy, put it in a balloon and visualize it going away. I feel this really works. Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer.
Take Care,
Janet :)

Jennifer said...

I feel free already! Visualization, combined with poetry, works.