Today is the "Letting Go" Bloghop. Kyra Lennon is hosting this awesome event to celebrate the release of her novella If I Let You Go. The story sounds great, and the blogging event sounded fun, so I decided to jump in and give it a go.
The demands are simple. You merely need to describe a time you had to let something go, or if it feels too personal, compose a piece of flash fiction about letting go. The limit is 500 words.
Simple enough, right? If you haven't decided to join in yet, there's still plenty of time. We don't bite. I promise!
Anyway, I decided to do something a bit strange. I felt compelled to write a poem. I hope that's okay with everyone involved. I just felt poetic when I sat down to do this. The finished poem came out in four parts, so I decided to put the words to pictures. Maybe it's odd, but I feel like pictures add so much to the meaning. At least for me they do.
The poem, in a nutshell, is about the doubts I've had as a writer and how I struggled with them. Then, when my mother died last year at 47, I knew I had to let go of my doubts because none of us know how much time we have left.
I hope you enjoy it!