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Emptying the Cup

A Sonnet on Letting Go

By Michelle LiewPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Emptying the Cup
Photo by Priscilla Du Preez 🇨🇦 on Unsplash

Everyone has an interesting backstory to tell, and it is usually so compelling that it must remain a secret from everyone else. And it is this backstory that sometimes prevents us from progressing. Family woes. Relationship worries. Academic stress. Work-related drama. We each have a lot to let go of. 

Doing so is a tall order, but we can begin by acknowledging the sores in our hearts and challenging negative thoughts. Forgiving ourselves and others is crucial, as is setting boundaries. 

Enjoy this Elizabethan Sonnet on Emptying the Cup

Cup with angsty essence filled

Though water light, like stone so heavy

Ignore the water already spilled

For fresh water get the cup ready

Angsty essence we must bout

It tells a sad, sad tale

Fills too-full cup, which does now pout

And emits a wail


It must excuse the water

Already spilled on floor

Continue pour, not falter

When enough, "no more."

The empty cup does shine

When we pour away the brine. 



About the Creator

Michelle Liew

Hi, i am an English Language teacher cum freelance writer with a taste for pets, prose and poetry. When I'm not writing my heart out, I'm playing with my three dogs, Zorra, Cloudy and Snowball.

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