When To Let It Slide

21 May

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ~Herman Hesse

When To Let It Slide

Yes, I often say “Speak up!”
And beat upon your chest
Point a finger and make sure
Selfishness is addressed

But sometimes there is just no point
It is a waste of breath
Some people are just too entrenched
And set in ways ‘till death

The question many ask is how
They’ll know which one is which
Speaking for myself, it’s when
I feel a little itch

I see a little glimmer or
I hear a little spark
Something in the person tells me
Their heart’s not all dark

In contrast, there are people who
Are rotten through and through
Give them one hundred chances
And they’ll disappoint you

They’re too wrapped in seeking ease
Comfort, luxury, rest
They are not worth the time or effort
That you could invest

In other people who have hope
Potential, hidden grace
It will be obvious to you
Who doesn’t have a trace

I’ve found the ones who are without
A hope to be as rare
As Warriors and that’s the only
Way that they compare

Let it slide and save your strength
For battles with a cause
Hopeless people have no wish
To improve on their flaws



4 Responses to “When To Let It Slide”

  1. Bella May 21, 2012 at 3:15 pm #

    sometimes you have to pick your battles and let them live their lives without trying to point out the obvious to them…hopefully some day they will finally realize…if not…it’s their loss…but I feel the frustration especially when they were a big part of your life at one point. Letting go is a hard and just cause in saving your own sanity sometimes. 🙂

  2. granbee May 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Miro, I could not resist thinking of that old saying “Do not cast your pearls before swine” as I read this terriffically empowering post to be a truly discerning warrior who selects the correct battles and leaves those useless skirmishes to settle themselves.

  3. zendictive May 25, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

    excellent point and wonderful poetry (~_~)

  4. Indira May 27, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Excellant quote and poem.

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