Monday, 22 October 2012



To celebrate the release of her NA novel IF I LET YOU GO, Kyra Lennon (Write Here, Write Now) is hosting the LETTING GO BLOG hop.  She is not holding a blog tour, but instead invites:
On October 22nd, I invite you to share some stories about letting go. Was there a time when you had to let go of someone or something? How did it make you feel? How did you handle it? Or if that's too personal - which I completely understand - how about writing a piece of flash fiction? 

The only rules are - obviously - it has to be related to letting go, and please keep it to a maximum of 500 words.

When the day arrives, I will hop around to all the entries, along with my independent judge (otherwise known as "Mum" LOL), and the story that touches us the most will win a $10 Amazon gift card!

This is my submission:

Two beautiful baby boys Tyler and Bradley
Should have always been part of their family
Born too early and unable to stay
They will remember them every single day

Candles are lit remembering their baby boys
October 15th at seven p.m. remembered with joy
They touched their lives for such a little while
They did so wish they could have seen them grow and smile.

They have to let go although they are still bereaved
They wonder what in life their sons could have achieved
Footballers, policemen, doctors, lawyers, soldiers in the army
They’ve cried and cried and let the tears fall freely

Grief stricken they try hiding the pain and the sorrow
Each day they have to wake up and face tomorrow
They have a young daughter to love and care for
With their bravest faces they talk about her twin brothers

They would have raised them with love and kindness
But now their boys shall remain ever ageless
In their hearts their memories are stored forever
Every day with their silent prayers
Safe in the wings of angels guarding you
When they said goodbye and adieu
They look into the night sky and fancy they see you there
Looking down on them knowing they will always care

So hard to let go
So hard not to know
So difficult to keep on living
So hard to stop wishing
For what will not be
With love from mummy and daddy



  1. Beautiful. I felt every word of this!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the bloghop!

  2. This poem made a wonderful tribute.

  3. Wow. This is so moving and well done. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Very touching. The loss of a child is the hardest letting go there is.

  5. Beautifully written thank you so much for sharing this. Nice to meet you today, Sally.

  6. *sniffles* that was beautiful. *sniff sniff*

  7. What an amazing tribute! Thank you for sharing this.

  8. That was so sad. What a beautiful poem.

  9. Oh, wow, this was truly heartbreaking. Thanks for sharing.

  10. This was a really beautiful, touching poem.

  11. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful poem.

  12. What a beautiful and very touching poem. Thank you for sharing.

  13. I am so fortunate to have never experienced such a loss. Lovely poem. I hope you win!

  14. A lovely tribute to two beautiful little cherubs.

  15. This is sad... and beautiful too.
    Thanks for sharing this precious poem.
    I'm checking in from the blog hop.

  16. precious poem!! blog hopping and new follower!

  17. How beautiful and so heart wrenching! Well done.

  18. Such beautiful emotion in this piece, well done.

  19. What a beautiful poem, Sally, how devastating the loss of one child is, never mind two. My heart goes out to you.