It’s funny how we hang onto so many “things” in life. About four months after moving into my place I was still unpacking, and that was no surprise to me or anyone that knows me. One night I came across some documents that brought a painful memory to the forefront of my mind. After several tears, I began to think, if things can have this kind of impact on me what are the people in my life doing to me? Much like things in life we have a hard time letting people go. Often we hang onto people at the expense of our health and well-being. People that may be in our lives or those that have already left, we grasp onto the tangible and the intangible for fear of letting go, loss or facing the inevitable truth. I couldn’t help but think that had I not kept those things I would not have felt the sadness that overcame me when they resurfaced. It is okay to forget some things; it is okay to let go. There are points in our lives and people that come into our lives that help teach us and mold us into who we are today. But that is all they are meant for; they are not meant to be carried on into our future. Letting go allows us to begin again. I had to ask myself, how many “things” am I carrying? How many grudges, exes, and regrets are keeping me from moving on? It was a tough realization that needed to be dealt with to free my mind and life of toxicities that were burdening me. Imagine the sense of freedom and free space in our minds if only we learn to let go.
It isn’t always easy, being the filler.
The person that occupies space in someone’s life
until something better comes along.
Fulfilling needs, as needed, on a need to know basis.
It’s like walking towards a ledge, blindfolded,
anticipation of the end is overwhelming and unknown.
Arms reaching out for the safety of the other person,
or some proof that it is real,
that the love is mutual.
Each footstep a deafening reminder that time is running out.
The realization that one day you will wake up
and no longer be needed becomes too heavy to carry.
Until finally, time stops.
His heart yearns for another,
He needs you no longer.
Broken you move on,
believing one day you will no longer be the filler,
you’ll become the forever.
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