DO I LET HIM GO? HE IS SO NEAR YET FAR AWAY.

“Do I let him go?For me, I knew it was time to let him know, while letting him go. Time had come for us to ultimately settle things . My heart had left my body in many instances at the thought of him.

Questions rummaged in my mind any time his name was mentioned. Of course they had no answers, rhetoric they were. What they did was leaving bruises that I could not bear.

In other words this man incapacitated me. I never knew it would cause me pain to this extent. Unmanageable wrath, the kind that tears me apart. That prick that caused me to cry myself to sleep in numerous nights.

Do I let him go? It is  beyond what you are thinking. It’s a whole long tale that needs a special sitting like the Arkadi’s in the book “The Richest Man in Babylon.” The wee hours of copious nights are witnesses to the great groans and signs I am talking about. Probably you are wondering and almost questioning the gist of this all. Don’t be in a hurry I will explain the whole story bit by bit, they say, step by step till you reach your holy grail! Mine is not holy for that matter, but an ugly, direful and dreadful diegesis like those in films. Sad films.”

HERE IS THE WHOLE STORY

The words of an innocent boy, yet a story of many. The voice so profound as it recorded in my mind. I couldn’t bear any further than putting it down on paper, here is the story.

He left his family and headed to the cool coasts of Pemba. Facts have it that he went when they needed him the most. I may add that he dodged an expectant mother. He went and never returned. Let’s say he decided to derelict in his duties as a father.

Do I let him go? That has been the question since Kari was born. I have witnessed him growing up to be a man without a father. A boy left without an alidade for manly living. No father figure, no bass in the house just him and his mother.

His mother must have been a strong one. She was nothing but a peasant farmer, working as a Trojan to make ends meet for her son and herself. Kari has ever wondered what he ever did to cause the swerve his father consented to. 

The verisimilitude of the matter weighed heavily on Kari and all he wanted was a moment of reconciliation with his father.

Do I just let him go? This is a question to which Kari needed an answer. However, neither I nor his mother knew. Maybe his mother outgrew the pain of loss. She counted it all gain having raised a son on her own without the trace of a man who gave her the seed. She would always say, “Maybe life is not about healing the bruises but collecting the scars and moving on from where the pain left us.”

ALSO READ; FEELING LOST ? WHAT I WISH EVERYONE KNEW ABOUT.

I WOULD BE A BETTER MAN

If I were him, I would have been a better man.

Why lure a lady to my intimate most yet fail to support her when the intimacy scores just right?

I tend to believe God gave men the mandate to give, support and maintain. To be a man is a privilege and you are a talisman of a great generation creation, until you abandon your package. Yes, I called it a package because you searched and earned it. 

Life is too serious to assume that you will walk around neglecting your own blood. You signed up for it, embrace it! 

If I were a man, I would not sunder the attachment with my own, my very own flesh and blood. I would not get a lady pregnant in the first place knowing very well am not ready for the responsibilities. Before you think of messing someone’s daughter’s life and hurting your own deoxyribonucleic acid, examine if truly you are a man.

DO I LET HIM GO? WHAT I THINK

To my friend Kari and anyone else sharing with the same fate, let him go. Forgive him. It’s time to look for the solution and not the situation. No matter how hard it is to let go the anger, the fury, the hurt and hate, let him go. 

Get time to rejuvenate your mind. Get time and space to reach out to him if he is reachable. Let him go. He wronged you but he deserves a second chance.

I know it is easier said than done, but hey friend, he is human!

Talk about it with your mother, close friend or a family counselor on how to go about it. Being neglected by a father can affect someone’s life completely but going back on the inceptions and flipping a fresh page is the beginning of a new diegesis.

Yes, let him go!


Mariam Mbodze

A lassie in the modern world, yet I got a missive from the ages... Silent thoughts make me yonder. Hey... Black girl talks, Mariam talks!

96 comments on “DO I LET HIM GO? HE IS SO NEAR YET FAR AWAY.

  • Gabriel

    Thank you Mariam for the piece, it’s phenomenal and full of insights.
    Letting go is the best solution and cure for yourself. Letting go is the beginning of another new story.

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  • Redemta

    Wow nice article, mbodze

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  • Maureen Mutuku

    Nice piece Mariam.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š Letting him go. It’s hard. Easier said than done of course. But it is definitely the best way out. Keep blessing us gal ๐Ÿ’•

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  • Frank

    Sadly Jeremiahs lamentations have become a reality in this present day confused generation โ€œWe have become orphans and fatherless; our mothers are like widows” (Lam. 5:3).Its time to step up and be the leaders of our families God calls us to be.It takes a man to teach a boy to be a man.Mariam not only adresses this reprehensible act but also offers practical guides to begin the path of healing.Its my prayer to every wounded warrior out there that God will heal that wound and that you will choose forgiveness.As I sign off the words of Psalms 147:3 still echo in my mind โ€œHe heals the broken hearted and binds up their woundsโ€.This is my prayer for every Kari out there.

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    • Mariam Mbodze

      Wow…this is more than a comment, tear dropping comment indeed. Thank you Frank for the great revelation. And Amen to God’s promises, He heals the broken hearted and binds up their wounds. He says He will never leave nor forsake us. Glory to God! Once again, what a powerful enlightenment, God bless you dear!

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  • christine

    it the best,congrats guys,I love the creativity

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  • Byron

    Good piece, l loved it๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ’Ÿ

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  • Caren Chepkirui

    Wonderful dear,you are a great writer,you have that talent,congratulations…keep it up mummy

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  • Nancy Davis

    Wow wow โค… God bless you dear for such a nice piece…. I will let him go for that’s the best option.. You’re a blessing

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  • Rhoda

    Nice piece , quite encouraging

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  • Khamisi

    Thats nice Mary, its hard to let him go

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  • Bonaya Kinywii

    Anhaa, so the best way out is letting go even though it’s not easy…nice piece Mamuu

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  • Gvn รbu

    Nice article.

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  • Ken njoroge

    Good work and great lessons

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  • Hellen

    Go gir….l that is awesome

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  • Simon Mwasela

    Thanks a lot Mariam Mbodze
    It’s so inspiring particularly to me.

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  • Miguna Jnr Barrister

    Wow! What an orgasmic feeling I developed after reading the above article. Actually I am impatient to wait for more and more from you dear. Keep us( your esteemed readers) impressed. I love it dear.

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  • Getrude Lungo

    Let them go – forgive.

    It may not mean you forget, neither would it remove all the consequences of wrong behavior, rebuild trust nor result into reconciliation.
    However, it is a door to lifting the burden of pain and self condemnation.

    Thank you for the piece Mariam.

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  • odongo

    Wueeeh,Do I just let Him go?
    Kazi iko sawa mammii.

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  • Joskim

    Hey Mariam, a lovely peace.Napend

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  • Joskim

    Yes, I mean the lovely peace, by letting go ๐Ÿ˜—

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  • Noel Godfrey

    This piece is not just for ladies. It is an art of writing that speaks deeply to any guy thatโ€™s reads it. Its critic on the volume of being a responsible man; unflinching to his fatherly duties, it is a thumbs up!

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    • Mariam Mbodze

      Yes Godfrey, you’ve said it โœ…

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      • Esther Mwachia

        First,nice work Mariam ๐Ÿ‘. . Second,I got to pick this from here;
        -The more you are privileged, the more you become responsible. ” We should work towards being responsible towards those who depend on us.
        -In as much as we always wish to have someone stay by our side, chances of this same person leaving us are also high. What’s left of us is misery and a heavy heart full of hatred towards this person. However,,there’s always light at the end of the tunnel and once we realize that, letting go of things/people that deprive us of our happiness and peace becomes easy.

      • Mariam Mbodze

        Thank you Esther, this is so encouraging and uplifting. You have talked it all dear, it’s so hard but as you said there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

      • Tarisila Mandy

        Let go of it dear

      • Mariam Mbodze

        Thank you Mandy.

  • caren shiundu

    So deep Mamuu๐Ÿ’œ

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  • Sharon Soi

    Go girl goooo,what a story

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  • Cynthia

    Am much blessed by this beautiful words..
    Keep on girl๐Ÿ˜.

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  • Pascaria

    Wow, this is so amazing girl…keep it burning

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  • Lawrence

    Yes letting go is the better option. Am glad I did it. Truly healing is real. Nice peace mariam

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  • Diana

    Great Marium! Really inspiring.

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  • Tarisila Mandy

    Let go of it and you gonna have peace of mind

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  • Nicky

    This is something else ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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  • Christabel Aduda

    I love this….letting go is better than being bitter๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  • samton matondah

    It’s hard to let it go but it’s the lead to follow…โœ๏ธ

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  • Bonnie

    What a piece,,, the flow is quite amazing

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  • Sylvia Nduta

    very true
    When you forgive remember youre doing yourself justice not the one youre forgiving ….youre setting yourself free to be happy at last
    Great job Mbodze .Thank you ๐Ÿ‘

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  • Sylvia Nduta

    very true
    When you forgive remember youre doing yourself justice not the one youre forgiving ….youre setting yourself free to be happy at last
    Great job

    Th
    Thank you ๐Ÿ‘

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