It’s Time To Let Go…

It’s time to let go… it will not be ok,
not for a very long time.
But it’s the right thing to do,
the only path to take.
To stay there is suicide or madness.
It won’t just smart or ache,
each day will slowly skin your emotions
and grind them into salt.
But it’ll ease slightly a month at a time,
you won’t even notice this
for the first half a year at least.
No one can help you but you!
They can listen and sympathize
but not even approach
the holocaust fires raging inside you.
Deal with all of this… Now!
Experience it and learn,
don’t ‘forgive and forget’ just ‘know’.
Say goodbye to that past
and unburden yourself of all bitterness.
The right way forward
is any movement forward.
Each sunrise you manage to crawl through
is another piece of your broken soul
you’ve taken back from the Abyss.

Paul Tristram is a widely published Welsh writer who deals in the Lowlife, Outsider, and Outlaw genres.  He wrote his first poem as a teenager following his release from the (Infamous) Borstal ‘HMP Portland’, and he has been creating Literary Terrorism ever since.  His novel ‘Crazy Like Emotion’ published by Close To The Bone Publishing is available to purchase right here Read other articles by Paul, or visit Paul's website.