Poems of the Week

Let It Go

Let go of the ways you thought life

would unfold; the holding of plans

or dreams or expectations--Let it

all go.  Save your strength to swim

with the tide.  The choice to fight

what is here before you now will

only result in struggle, fear, and

desperate attempts to flee from the

very energy you long for.  Let go.

Let it all go and flow with the grace

that washes through your days whether

you receive it gently or with all your

quills raised to defend against invaders.

Take this on faith:  the mind may never

find the explanations that it seeks, but

you will move forward nonetheless.

Let go, and the wave's crest will carry

you to unknown shores, beyond your

wildest dreams or destinations.  Let it

all go and find the place of rest and

peace,  and certain transformation.

by Danna Faulds





There is no controlling life.

Try corralling a lightening bolt,

containing a tornado. Dam a

stream, and it will create a new

channel. Resist, and the tide

will sweep you off your feet.

Allow, and grace will carry

you to higher ground. The only

safety lies in letting it all in—

the wild with the weak; fear,

fantasies, failures and success.

When loss rips off the doors of

the heart, or sadness veils your

vision with despair, practice

becomes simply bearing the truth.

In the choice to let go of your

known way of being, the whole

world is revealed to your new eyes.


by Danna Faulds