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Let it be

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Below is the poem entitled Let it be which was written by poet Heidi Sands. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Let it be

A powerful, old man stood in the hallway
Staring out the window, near the front door of the house.
For the first time ever seen, tears flowing down his face.
“I’m sorry”, he said.
I asked him, “Why did you do it?”
He answered, “I don’t know.”
He paced across the old wood floors, with visible shame.
Then, he opened the front door to the outside of the house.
“I’m sorry I ruined your life, get out of here”, he said.
He turned away, as I walked out the door.
Later, I heard he told family members the apology was fake.
Yet, I knew that it was genuine.
I returned to ask, why?
His strong, uncaring defense had returned.
He never uttered those words again.
Settled a case later instead and I let it be.
To know what I saw on my own in person, the first time.
To know the truth is all that I needed to know, to let go.

8/10/17

*Entry for Let it be contest:  Sponsored by Catie Lindsey

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 8/11/2017 8:04:00 AM
Very moving!
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/11/2017 8:19:00 AM
Thank you Mike :)
Date: 8/11/2017 7:23:00 AM
He obviously did something shameful--that the poet can't talk about. The artist never explains--Good luck Heidi for the contest!
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/11/2017 7:33:00 AM
Hi Vijay...Well for this one, the contest is let it be... lol. Thank you :)
Date: 8/10/2017 11:34:00 PM
I am the curious type at heart. I want to know why and what. Otherwise a well written poem. I wish you luck because the sponsor wants 60 poems for only 3 places!!!
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/11/2017 7:32:00 AM
I know Victor ..lol. Thank you for your comment :)
Date: 8/10/2017 9:05:00 PM
Nice write Heidi. You are at peace inside and that is all that matters. Blessings
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/11/2017 7:32:00 AM
Yes that's true. Thank you Pete. I appreciate your comment :)
Date: 8/10/2017 5:57:00 PM
The truth will set him free...GL in the contest Heidi...
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/10/2017 6:06:00 PM
Thank you Joseph :)
Date: 8/10/2017 5:54:00 PM
I want to ask what it was he had done but the poem was enough so I'll...let it be...good luck Catie will like this one
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/10/2017 6:06:00 PM
Thank you Frederic :)
Date: 8/10/2017 5:49:00 PM
Impressive write my friend! I really enjoyed reading this lovely poem this evening! What a fabulous piece, Great Work!!
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Heidi Sands
Date: 8/10/2017 5:51:00 PM
Thank you very much Russell :) I appreciate your comment on this one!