Let It Go

If you love someone, set him / her free.

Sounds cliche and quite common, isn’t it? Who would be unaware of this (or similar worded) saying?

But what if that “someone” in the question is none other than you yourself?

Let me, however, offer a slightly different treatment to the given phrase, or the title, and show you the views through a slightly different lens. Perhaps, you will like the views. Perhaps, you won’t. But it’s worth a try, isn’t it? Who knows, maybe this lens turns out to be a bit clearer.


Let it go

If it doesn’t come back, it was never yours

Or, thus have you been told


Let it go

Let the past teach you, but don’t you hold it back

An artifact so heavy, doesn’t grace your bejeweled bag

As onward to your future, valiantly you march


Let it go

Give it some space

An unhindered path for it, thou shal’t pave

Before every evil wall, by the hammer of dreams, razed

A free space of clear thoughts for the swing, must first be made


Let your dreams soar

Do not try to be a bore

The society, as you say, may be “an object” of your blame

But prithee, tell, can it not be a mere facade, a farce, a soulless face?

Are you sure “you” are not a part of the same?


Let it go

Think not what will the people say

But ponder upon what will you, to your very own soul, say

For dreams unfulfilled by your own accord, the clinging despair

Right on the Judgement day


The waters may be uncharted

The terrains, uncertain

Dangers might be lurking at bay

Did the great Columbus or the mighty Vikings of the yore

Ever colonize their minds with such a lore?


The Earth is flat, your ships will eventually fall

Omnipresent were tales of that sort, reigning loud and tall

Did not Magellan dream

To find out how the world “beyond the horizon” feels?


In “mythical” lands, far far away, they say

In lands of ice and Castles of white, ’tis told that fairies stay

Don’t you want to ever dream, to verily behold

Such magical lands glitter and gleam, the sights nothing less than pure gold?


Stupendous it seems. But know the hazards before

For the path is filled with cold and icy trolls

No known one ever went there. Hardships you may face untold

Prithee, tell me, in the age of iron horses and paperless mail

Can you not atleast be informed of such “trolls” who may pose a threat?


Let your apprehensions go

And tightly should you your aspirations hold

Embark on a journey via twisting paths untold

Travel through the hedges, nay, meet the icy trolls

Take stock and prepare, go find knowledge in the digital scrolls

The “Mjolnir” of information shall raze the evil walls of doubts as you roll


From the bubble of the comfort zone, thou shal’t move beyond

And with the unexplored cultures and people, thou shalt seamlessly bond

See new sights, experience magical moments untold

As thou take’th the Iron Horse, over, sideways and under, ‘cross the Øresund to Helsingborg


The Dream Castles of Ice await you

As do the idyllic roads of Torino

You, however, have to let your doubts go

And to your fear or hesitation, you shall say an everlasting no


Let your doubts or fears go. Ensure they never return

Memories worth cherishing a lifetime, thou shal’t attempt to earn.


Sometimes, the society and peers are merely an excuse for us to stop trying for what we want to do. Sometimes, the demons lie within us, as do the will to eliminate the demons within.

Dream on, unleash the “Avengers” within, make efforts and travel more..!!

The Mighty River Po, calmly flowing in Torino (Italy)

© Abirbhav Mukherjee


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101 comments

  1. I loved the post all over 🤩…
    And I am glad, I finally read it today…this is amazing Abir…and the poem that u wrote…
    Commendable 💙
    The second and fourth stanza…🔥 was very very good…coz it was relatable to me….I loved every inch of the line..u mentioned in here…💙

    And Mr. Traveller…u have visited Italy as well🤩
    I would love to go there someday…

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    1. Well, your comment made me read the poem to find out what I wrote in the second and fourth stanzas.. 😂
      I am so glad Anushka that you found it relatable.. 😊🤗 Unnecessary doubts and fears should be let go always to find great rewards beyond those.. 😊
      Thank you immensely for reading it and sharing your comments.. 😊😊
      Yes, I visited a few countries as of now.. Italy being one of them.. Would love to go again.. ❤ I wish you visit it as well..!!

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      1. Same thing happened with me😉…when u commented..and I had to read my poem once again…

        That’s well said Abir ❣️
        Would love reading more of your posts soon😊

        May b someday.. I’ll get chance to visit 🙈

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        1. Haha.. It happens.. 😉
          Thank you once again Anushka.. 😊🤗 Would love your feedback on the other posts..!!
          And yes, you will get a chance to visit.. Don’t worry.. 😊

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    1. Precisely, Madam. It is never easy. But certain things have to be left out and let go for one’s own betterment. That list however may vary from person to person.
      Thank you so much Madam for stopping by and sharing your comment.. 😊😊

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    1. Thank you so much Madam for nominating me once again for the award..!! Elated to know that my blog was able to have a good impact both the times.. 😊
      I would however have to decline this as it would be unfair on my part to pick and choose some of my followers as my nominations. I consider all of them to be great.. 😊
      Hope you understand..!! Thank you once again.. 😊

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    1. Posted my comments.. 🙂
      As usual, your posts are well documented and supported by stunning pictures.
      Urge you to check the other posts of mine as well and share your valuable feedback.. 🙂

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    1. Well, that is subjective.. Letting go should not imply letting go the efforts and hope, but letting go the doubts and excuses.. If that is followed, happiness is bound to come to the individual, sooner or later..
      Thank you for paying a visit to my blog and sharing your thoughts.. 😊

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  2. I loved your post every word. I too have set myself free because there was no shiny white knight to come and rescue me. I have become my own hero. Love your thoughts ❤️

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    1. Well, it is great to know that you have decided to rescue yourself.. That’s commendable.. Maybe the “Knight in Shining Armour” is none other than the person you see in the mirror.. ☺️
      Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment.. Glad that my thoughts resonate with yours.. ☺️

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    1. Thank you so much Madam for sharing your comment.. 😊 Glad you found this to be thought-provoking.. I believe one may end up discovering himself / herself if he / she takes the effort to go beyond the cliche..

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  3. Nice one. Loved reading it. One must always be true to ourselves.There are many times the logical mind and heart, often the mind is cloud the judgement, society often tries to put you in boxes ( speaking from experience, not re travel), see through the eyes of heart, you always find your true-self. I also understand travel is not everyone s cup of tea, but I guess the idea is to take a journey. A journey to find yourself, perhaps it’s such a walk to park nearby, or it is in a book or, in words, in creating or simply being you. Great post.

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    1. Thank you so much Madam for sharing your profound thoughts.. 😊
      “One must be true to himself / herself” – Undoubtedly and unquestionably true.
      “Society tries to put you in boxes” – Very much true. That’s its job, don’t you think? 😂 However, it is you who shall be responsible for pulling yourself out of such boxes if they appear stinky to you. My point being here is to be unapologetic about disagreement. Humans are different, they aren’t robots fitting into a finite number of boxes, as per the “programmes” fed by the society, isn’t it?
      “Idea is to take a journey – to find yourself” Absolutely. Shouldn’t that be the objective instead of a conscious or subconscious check box activity?
      Thank you so much for sharing such a thought provoking comment.. Glad that you loved it.. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much Madam for your kind words.. 😊
      I tried to portray a different meaning to “Letting it go”, the one which doesn’t mean surrender, but should mean “taking back the control of your life”.. have highlighted the travel part of it.. Glad you could feel the urge to travel and explore more.. Wish you the very Best for the same.. ☺️

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        1. You are spot on Madam. Fully agree with your thoughts.. ☺️
          That’s a major point I wanted to make through this post, which you have said just now.. Thank you elucidating a major theme of this post.. ☺️

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  4. Wow, wonderful poem and words of insight!

    I’ve heard too many times from too many people reasons for not travelling. I think that society conditions us to get on the mortgage bandwagon and work for life to pay everything off….then, there’s consumerism. It seems that these days, people can’t go without – always wanting the newest and best of everything. I spend my money travelling and experiences. Others spend money on materialistic things – we’re all different (thank goodness!).

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    1. You are spot on Madam. Consumerism is a major excuse over here. What’s the use of the latest version of a phone which will drill a large hole in the pocket, but will become obsolete a few months down the line?
      I don’t like that (despite several “millennials” going exactly for increased consumerism).
      Cheers to us then..!! 😀

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  5. So inspiring Abirbhav. I’m going to ‘unleash the avengers,’ and ‘let it go.’ Thank you for putting it all together. Reading the same thing in different words hammered the idea in which is exactly what some of us need 🙂

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    1. Well, that’s the point, isn’t it? “Let go” of your doubts or fears and thereby, unleash the inner “Avenger” in you.. 😊
      We need to pick up the “Mjolnir” of clarity in thoughts to help smash our “cocoons” and guide our way forward. Thank you so much Madam for your kind words and elated that you found it “inspiring”.. 😊

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    1. Thank you Madam for your comments.. ☺️
      Rightly said. Let it go sometimes means surrender, sometimes it means just leave. Leave the past after learning. Leave your fears so that you may March ahead. Leave your doubts so that you may even travel to uncharted territories.. ☺️

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    1. You are welcome Madam.. 😊 I shall read your posts in detail and comment..!!
      Thank you for following my blog and leaving your comment.. Would like to hear more from you.. Hope you like the posts.. 😊

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  6. That’s an amazing post!! 🙂
    It has indeed become very important to free ourselves from social constraints.. what is good is good, but what isn’t must be dealt with and changed! and that requires freedom..

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    1. Thank you so much Rujuta for your comment.. 🙂 Agree with what you said..
      The first step towards Freedom comes from within. If one is ready to make the effort and let go of his / her apprehensions, then I believe dealing with societal pressures becomes relatively easy.

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        1. Thank you..!! Turin is an extremely underrated city in Italy, the reason of which is unfathomable. There is so much to explore in Turin and fall in love with it, several times over.
          Glad that you visited other places in Italy. Please make sure you visit Turin as well.. 🙂

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