Just Let It Be!

The untruths

wound

the silences

kill

the pretenses

deaden

allow the honesty

to dislike what is disliked

like what is liked

the way life is lived

the way life is seen

to take or leave

what is taken or left

to move on

or to stay back

to preach

or not be preached to

to grow old in youth

to grow young in old

to be man as woman

or be woman as man

let be

just let it be!

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3 thoughts on “Just Let It Be!

  1. The two man/woman lines throw the poem into high gear. It moved slowly at first at with a disarmingly traditional complaint, but that surprise at the end rearranges the perspective makes you think again. Nice work.

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