YANK it out!


Out, out, out I say!

Shove it, Move it, Groove it

Grunt it, Heave it…

Strewth, forsooth

why will it not obey

what I say?

Roll it, kick it


The eyesore

made my toe sore

ENOUGH of this stuff

Be it on its way

I say

It’s time to go

‘cos I said so

Yank it, tank it

It’s out God thank-it


I’m a-new

Can’t let go?

Who said so?

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This is a whimsical take on all that hard inner work that we all do at times to let go of the ‘stuff’ that clogs us up. Some of it is buried deep and takes a lot of work to move. Some of it is just daily grime and dust that wipes away. And then there’s the really good stuff – treasures that we absolutely do NOT want to let go of.

This was written in response to  –  The Sandbox Writing Challenge 27 — Can’t Let Go

Question to ponder – What are you holding onto from the past?


© Raili Tanska

Image Pixabay

16 thoughts on “YANK it out!

  1. I love this. Holding on to from the past. I guess the friends I’ve lost in the last few years. I’m a work in progress.

  2. Wow. It’s a really dynamic poem. And a good question – the one you posed at the end of your post. I guess I’m holding onto my past love as many others. Well, well, time to focus on developing my own life, not on living on the past experiences.

  3. Love the poem Raili, I guess I am holding onto memories of how my village was when I was growing up and when I go back to visit the motherland , I expect it to be all there just the same as when I left. Of course it never is because
    Councils have to move forward with the times and demand of the population so I just have to come to grips with it.

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