Daily Prompt: Release me – Out with the old, in with the new

I just clicked PUBLISH and then read Daily Prompt.

This post is so appropriate. I hope I am now set free.

Tell us about the blog post you were most nervous to publish — and what it was like to set it free.  Photographers, artists, poets: show us FREE.

via Daily Prompt: Release Me.


He wanted to leave,
he wanted freedom,
no longer wanting
a relationship or commitment.

Back home in this country
where we once lived,
he packed his bags and left
while I stayed behind totally lost.

He wanted to stay friends
with me while he freely roam.
Living overseas, he found himself
surrounded by little bees that sucked you dry.

Today he flew home,
out of kindness of heart
knowing he has nowhere else to stay
I allowed him to board with me.

For a short time, my home will be his shelter,
he is physically present yet
what I see is nothing but an empty shell,
of someone who is not worthy to look me in the eyes.

It hurts too much to be kind,
to care or have a soft spot for a past loved one,
here am I, alone, pouring my heart out
comforting myself with every words I typed.

Decisions, decisions, decisions
once his temporary stay is over,
time for a total spring clean,
I must break free so that I can start living again.

out with the old in with the new

Is it natural to still care for a past love?
Or  is it ‘out with the old and in with the new’?
Which one are you?

25 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Release me – Out with the old, in with the new

    • Thank you Sweetie. I am feeling a bit sad today hence I wrote this. Just as I clicked PUBLISH (deciding whether or not I should do it but I did it anyway), then I read Daily Prompt and indeed this post is all so relevant. I must let go. No worries, I am strong and I have been through so much. I am not often sad and the good thing is I do not let sadness get me down. I will be smiling tomorrow. Good night, Mabel. 🙂

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  5. If I were to use myself and my husband in this example, I wouldn’t be able to do it. If he decided he needed to be free of me, I would have to let him go. It would hurt too much to let him back into my life. I commend those who would be able to do it, but I wouldn’t be able to live with the pain of living in relationship limbo.

    Great post, I am so glad you decided to publish it.

    • Yes it hurts too much but I can”t bear to think of him not knowing where to go. I will soon be away so I take his return as “house minding” my house and my dog till I return. My dog was so happy to see him. I am strong, I will survive and soon be free. 🙂

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  10. Maybe you needed one final chance to say goodbye before you let him go completely, but also to know that you are strong and you can have him in close proximity and be able to see him walk away again. I feel your pain, but you are infinitely brave my friend. I am proud of you.

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