Holding On…

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They say, “You should let go of the past.”

Of everything that is hurting you…

No matter how beautiful the memories were…”

No matter how badly you were treated.”

I hear it, I hear it all.

But, I ask myself, “How?”

How do I let it go?
How do I forget the love, the attachment, the pain, the insults, the mocking?

How do I forget how they made me feel?
Whether it was good or the bad, both of it hurts equally.

I don’t want to feel the hurt. But the hurt is hurting me,
It is beyond my control.


I’ve stopped crying, you won’t see a tear drop of my eyes.
But, my soul cries everyday.

Everyday, thinking about what I went through.
Even though I don’t think about it, my heart sinks for no reason at all.

I know, I’m hurting myself by holding on to it,
Yes, I should let go of these feelings that I’m holding on…. But, tell me how?

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Participating in this for the 1st time. My entry for Photo Challenge and MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie

Photo Challenge #325

– The Bold GirlπŸ’‹

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137 Comments Add yours

  1. Amazing! πŸ’–
    “I’ve stopped crying…but, my soul cries everyday.” Loved these lines 😊

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    1. Thanks, Priya!😊

      How are you?

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      1. I’m good πŸ™‚
        How are you? What should I call you?

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        1. Good!πŸ˜ƒ

          The Bold Girl or BG like the others call me. Some have even kept names like I’ve kept for everyone. Hehehe… Anything would do.😊

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          1. Cool, BG it is! πŸ™‚ Love your posts, by the way πŸ’š

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            1. Hehe… Thanks.❀️

              What do you blog about?

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              1. I write stories and poems, often inspired by the daily or weekly prompts πŸ™‚ Come, check out my blog and let me know, how you feel…..

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                1. Yes. Yes, I was just checking your blog out.😊 You write exceptionally well huh.

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                  1. Thank you πŸ˜„

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                    1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—

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  2. akshita1776 says:

    This is stunning!!

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    1. Oh! Is it? Well, thank you!😊😊

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      1. akshita1776 says:

        Yes it is!
        My pleasure πŸ’

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        1. 😊😊

          Which flowers does your bouquet contain?πŸ˜…

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          1. akshita1776 says:

            Whatever is provided by the emoji

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            1. Hehhe… That’s what I can’t see.😬

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  3. Gurllll you are greeeeaaaattt!❀️

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    1. Hehehe!😬🀭 Thank you!❀️

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  4. ❀️❀️

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    1. Is your name really Marigold or?πŸ€”πŸ€”

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      1. Umm I’m DeeptiπŸ‘€πŸ’™

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        1. Hehe… Umm.. Okay!🀭

          I thought, it is really Marigold.πŸ˜…

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          1. Long story . …
            Btw ty. :)πŸ‘€πŸŒ»

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            1. Haha.. That’s okay!πŸ€—

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    1. Thanks, Aashi!😊

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  5. This is brilliant work.. ✌

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    1. Thanks, bro!πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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      1. Oh my! This is bro’s sissy… πŸ˜„ and you forgot ???

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        1. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ Don’t you know about girls calling their girls as bro?πŸ™„ That’s the lingo! I thought you’d get it.😐

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          1. Is it??? Why would a girl should be called a bro? I never address anyone like that.

            Anyways… I thought you misinterpreted me and my bro. That’s y tried to clarify. 😊

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            1. Ohh! I thought people on WP too know about it. Its a way of saying. Like “Yo Bro”, “You, my bro” to show strong connection. Like how guys do. That’s how it is used by girls as well. Well, nevermind.

              I should’ve known not all maybe be using or aware of these lingos.

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              1. Well… I am glad I learnt it from you. Next time when you say… I will not be confused. πŸ‘­

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                1. Heheheh… I’m afraid, I don’t know if I’d wanna call that again to anyone. Coz of the confusion it just created.😬😬

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                  1. I think may be others will know this “bro” term! Cool.. you don’t get confused. Just say… what you say…

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                    1. Hahaha…. I wasn’t the one confused, you know?πŸ˜… Yeah, that’s what I just did.🀭

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                2. But I hope, the concept is kinda clear to you now. Well, I tried to explain it in the way I could.

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  6. Kamya Seervi says:

    Awesome attempt! Such a lovely concept you’ve come up with for the picture! I love it! ❀️❀️

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    1. That’s the only thing that hit my mind as soon as I saw the image. Thank you!❀️

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      1. Kamya Seervi says:

        😊❀️❀️

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        1. Hope you’re feeling better now.

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          1. Kamya Seervi says:

            Better? I’m totally fine. Is something wrong with me?

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            1. πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ

              Were you not on break a while ago? That’s the reason why I asked.

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              1. Kamya Seervi says:

                I was on a break long back ago! And I came back before this month started. You confused? πŸ€”

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                1. Naa not confused. Can I not ask you if things are fine with you now even if it’s after a month or a decade?πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€·

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                  1. Kamya Seervi says:

                    Of course, you can ask.
                    I’m sorry. ☹️
                    I’m doing good. A lot better than before. How about you?

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                    1. Great! I’m better too.😊

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                    2. Kamya Seervi says:

                      Good to hear! 😊
                      I wonder why most of our conversations are so weird and we talk so formal πŸ˜‚

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                    3. What? Bwhahahaha… What? Do we? You know, I say the same statement to Harsh and today, you’re telling me about being formal.πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚

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                    4. Kamya Seervi says:

                      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
                      No, it’s just that we both become formal. I just don’t understand, why. πŸ˜‚

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                    5. I don’t know either.πŸ˜‚

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                    6. Kamya Seervi says:

                      Hehe! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  7. Chetna says:

    Damn relatable it is!!
    It’s really a very good take of yours, BG.πŸ’œπŸ’«πŸ˜

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    1. Thanks, Chetna!😊😊 Glad you could relate to it. Infact all of us can.πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

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  8. Chetna says:

    Indeed.
    Its always easier said than done.🀐

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  9. This is too good, BG. Touched my soul😭❀

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    1. Aww! How do I react? Happy that it touched your soul or sad that you felt the pain.😒

      We’ve all been there. We all know what it feels like. All we can do is, keep trying to forget those memories which keep haunting us every damn day.

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      1. Well, now you know you’re not alone❀😭

        True that, BG. And that past is never gonna go away and we just have to try not to let the past control us. Every damn day.

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        1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ€—πŸ€—

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  10. Era says:

    I’ve stopped crying, you won’t see a teardrop of my eyes.
    But, my soul cries every day. Oh, these lines 😍😍😍
    So so fantastic take on the prompt 😊😊

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    1. Thank youuuu, BH!😊❀️

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      1. Era says:

        πŸ€—πŸ˜Š

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      2. Era says:

        Have you, heard song On My Way by Alan Walker
        You might like it

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        1. Naaa… But, running to hear it right away. But, why this song rn?πŸ€”

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          1. Era says:

            Arey aise h, I have a habit of listening to songs while reading, it is currently playing so suggested it to you 😊😊

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            1. Hahah… I know this song.πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ™ˆπŸ€£πŸ€£ See how bad I am with it. I couldn’t recollect.

              Btw how do you check for new releases. Like a music app or random music videos on YouTube?

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              1. Era says:

                Haha πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚, it happens sometimes

                Usually don’t check πŸ˜…πŸ˜…, few songs are in fav list, sometimes search motivational songs or my friends suggest 😊

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                1. Ahh okay. Honestly, I don’t watch TV or use any music app rn. So whatever that I used to listen while in the office was random.😬

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                  1. Era says:

                    Oh, okay 😊

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  11. gldn2th says:

    “Amazing” “Stunning” Brilliant” Awesome”; all true and accurate words of praise that are well deserved and hard earned. I would add my own superlatives, but I would only be redundant, and I am trying to limit my redundredundredundancies.
    So far, this is probably one of my favorite, I love the picture and your take on it. I only want to know who “they” are and what do they know? You cannot fully let go nor should you, only not let it rule your life. You cannot ever forget, nor should you. Like your eyes, the soul will stop crying. All lessons learned are valuable, hence the circumstances around those lessons have meaning. The splash of red represented by this hurt surrounded by beautiful colors leading into and out of it are part of an undescribable beauty on the whole tapestry of life.

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    1. Thanks a lot!😊

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  12. Saniya says:

    It hit me deeply❀️
    Amazing oneπŸ‘

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    1. Thanks, Saniya!😊

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  13. Rishika Jain says:

    Oof, Bold Girl. I don’t know how to reply to this. Is this about you?
    I just love the emotion you’ve portrayed and connected it with the picture. It’s amazing. And you’re right….it is hard to let go of the past….Have you read the poem β€œlet them fall”? It’s another amazing poem…if you would like to read…
    Hope you’re okay! πŸ˜ƒπŸ€—πŸ’–

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    1. Thanks, girl!😊 Mmm… You can say so but, most of us have been there, felt that and are struggling to move on.

      I don’t know about this poem. Where would I get to read it?

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      1. Rishika Jain says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€— Hmm…You are right.
        Oh yess..I will just send it to you!

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      2. Rishika Jain says:

        LET THEM FALL -By Sarah Elle Emm

        Let them fall,
        Free me from the weight,
        They’ve left more than a mark,
        Let them fall,
        They served their purpose,
        I’ll be wary of the dark.

        Let them fall,
        All of the burdens that are pressing on my heart,
        Let them fall,
        It’s time to shed the past,
        I welcome a fresh start.
        ______

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        1. Wow! This is beautiful though painful. Is this from a book that you’re currently reading?

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          1. Rishika Jain says:

            I know, right!! I am a huge, huge fan of Sarah Elle Emm…Her poetry is just awesome!

            NoπŸ˜‚πŸ˜… I have it saved in my iPad since a looooonnnggg time…I think my sister had saved it when it was hersπŸ˜‚
            Oh and by the way, I haven’t been able to read your posts regularly for some time now, but I have just been a bit too preoccupied. I will get back on track as soon as possible!😁😎

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            1. Oh! Okay.

              Hehe… You’re informing me as though I’d given you a task to complete reading all my posts.πŸ€¦πŸΌβ€β™€οΈπŸ€­

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              1. Rishika Jain says:

                πŸ˜†πŸ€£ I just thought you ought to know…😎

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                1. Hehehe… Mad!πŸ˜‚

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  14. Wow Bold Girl! This piece was so touching and so very well written!! πŸ’•πŸ–€

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    1. Thank you, Tanya!😊

      Are you Tanya or am I just assuming you are?πŸ€”πŸ€”

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      1. You’re welcome πŸ˜‡
        It’s actually Tanvi πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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        1. Hehheeh… Closeeeee!πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆ

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            1. Hehhee… So sorry!πŸ˜¬πŸ˜¬πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ

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              1. No worries πŸ˜‰
                Tanya is an awesome name too 😝

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                1. Hehhe.. So that means you’re giving an approval to call you anything which has ‘Tan’ in it?πŸ€­πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ€£

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                  1. Sure why not πŸ˜‚

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                    1. Hehehe…. Sure then, Tantina!πŸ˜‚

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                    2. πŸ˜¬πŸ˜‚

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  15. Sooo touching😭

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    1. πŸ˜”πŸ˜’

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  16. Silver Stone says:

    I’m just speechless,BG………..
    Words alone won’t be enough to describe this lovely entry!
    Speaking of which, how you’re doing?

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    1. I wasn’t expecting such reactions from anyone in this piece at all. I’m just too surprised!

      I am okay, SS. How about you?

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      1. Silver Stone says:

        Don’t put yourself down, you’re a great blogger!

        Eh, same old routine. But I’m doing great!

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        1. Naah! That’s not what I meant. I mean, I just wrote this in a few mins and wasn’t expecting this reaction.

          Hmm… Life’s tough!

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          1. Silver Stone says:

            Whatever be the case, this is a great piece!
            Yep, life’s tough and unpredictable.

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  17. Ishita Gupta says:

    This is splendid BGπŸ’•

    “I don’t want to feel the hurt. But the hurt is hurting me,
    It is beyond my control.
    I’ve stopped crying, you won’t see a tear drop of my eyes.
    But, my soul cries everyday.”
    These lines stole my heartβ£β£πŸ€—
    Wonderful poem!!πŸ˜˜πŸ’•

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    1. Thanks, Ishi!❀️
      Btw, what does your name mean? Hehe.. sorry to ask you so late but….🀭

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      1. Ishita Gupta says:

        “Isha” means God. So when you add the suffix “-ta”, it kind of translates to “Godness”. Though it is often connected to Durga or Laxmi as well…….
        I have learnt of so many meanings of my name, I’m genuinely confusedπŸ˜‚ But the isha, and godness one make most senseπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  18. Harsh says:

    No point in asking others. They will only tell you what to do, and not how to do it.

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    1. Hehe… Yeah, that’s true!

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  19. Nima Mohan says:

    Hey BG.. !! Great take on the prompt !!
    Memories can be left behind but they do leave a deep mark on you !!

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    1. Thanks, Nimmie!😊

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      1. Nima Mohan says:

        Wow !! Another new name πŸ˜†
        But BG, i prefer Nims to Nimmie 😬😬

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        1. Hehehee… I did call you by both names before too.😁

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          1. Nima Mohan says:

            Hmmm… and even then I would have said the same πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†

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            1. So Nimzz it is?

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              1. Nima Mohan says:

                Absolutely 😬😬

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                  1. Nima Mohan says:

                    ❀️❀️

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                    1. πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜‡

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    2. Yes, they keep haunting you.πŸ’”

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  20. Such raw emotions. Well done, BG

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    1. Thanks, Shweta!😊

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      1. My pleasure 😊

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  21. HappySoul says:

    The hurt hurts me too often! So well penned!

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      1. HappySoul says:

        And it somehow reminded me of my β€œmetoo”! From the mid!

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          1. HappySoul says:

            The metoo hashtag campaign..
            Reminded me of a bad childhood experience!
            These lines specially:
            Everyday, thinking about what I went through. 
Even though I don’t think about it, my heart sinks for no reason at all.
            I know, I’m hurting myself by holding on to it,
Yes, I should let go of these feelings that I’m holding on…. But, tell me how?

            Well I don’t think of it everyday! But when I do, it hurts ..

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            1. Ohhh! I get it.

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  22. Nobody knows the answer but this what every other person is dealing with..and what’s the real name of this bold girl..πŸ˜‰

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    1. Hahhaha… Renu!πŸ˜‚ I just go by my pen name.πŸ™‚

      Well, it’s true we’re all holding on to something we should let go but just never were able to.

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      1. Ok but still i am keen to know the name of this bold girlβ€¦πŸ˜Š

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        1. Well, I don’t share about me over here. So you will have to live with it.πŸ˜‚

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          1. Hahhahahah…ok no problem..bro πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ€˜

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