Cassie Phillips’ viral poem “Let Them” offers balm for battered spirits in the aftermath of fractured bonds. With stirring insight, Phillips captures the desire to petition indifferent parties to stay, before ushering readers toward self reclamation in their absence. In letting go rather than pleading fruitlessly, dignity is retained; in standing steadfast in personal worth beyond another’s validation, wholeness perseveres. For all familiar with love’s harsh betrayals, Phillips lights the way forward with words as beacons: “You were never theirs because you were always your own.” Here resides freedom.
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by Cassie Phillips
Just Let them.
If they want to choose something or someone over you, LET THEM.
If they want to go weeks without talking to you, LET THEM.
If they are okay with never seeing you, LET THEM.
If they are okay with always putting themselves first, LET THEM.
If they are showing you who they are and not what you perceived them to be, LET THEM.
If they want to follow the crowd, LET THEM.
If they want to judge or misunderstand you, LET THEM.
If they act like they can live without you, LET THEM.
If they want to walk out of your life and leave, hold the door open, AND LET THEM.
Let them lose you. You were never theirs, because you were always your own.
So let them.
Let them show you who they truly are, not tell you.
Let them prove how worthy they are of your time.
Let them make the necessary steps to be a part of your life.
Let them earn your forgiveness.
Let them call you to talk about ordinary things.
Let them take you out on a Thursday.
Let them talk about anything and everything just because it’s you they are talking to.
Let Them Poem – Words Meaning
This first part establishes the overall theme of letting go of people and situations that don’t serve you or reciprocate your efforts. Each line gives examples of times when someone’s actions (or lack thereof) indicate they don’t value you, and emphasizes that in those cases, you should “let them” carry on that way without trying to change them or the outcome.
It advises readers not to waste energy begging for more affection, understanding, or commitment from people who continuously put themselves or others above you. This paragraph is saying you can’t and shouldn’t force connections, understanding, or relationships with people who don’t willingly offer those things. It’s about relinquishing control over other’s poor treatment of you.
After establishing the importance of letting go, the second paragraph focuses more on your relationship with yourself. It reassures readers they’ll be okay if other people exit their lives. It affirms that no else can fully claim or control you—you belong to yourself. This paragraph emphasizes building up personal standards, boundaries and realizing your worth comes from within.
It also iterates that people must earn a place in your life through consistent effort and valuing you. It’s about requiring others to step up and prioritize you if they want access to you. The poem ends by insisting you shouldn’t have to beg for ordinary affection and connection—the right people will offer that to you without conditions.
For People Who Read This Poem
I saw so much of my own story in the verses of this poem. The raw hurt, the sense of betrayal, feeling confused that someone I cared for could dismiss me so easily. I suspect those pangs resonate with many who’ve had meaningful relationships unexpectedly end.
It’s comforting to know I’m not alone in experiencing the sting of being walked out on without warning. Learning not to blame myself for another’s choice to withdraw their presence from my life. This poem voices thatuniversal pain so many suffer silently, while empowering us to hold our heads high regardless.
The line “you were never theirs because you were always your own” speaks that essential truth: no one person ever wholly owns or defines you. A vital reminder when abandonment makes you feel otherwise. My favorite verse asks poignantly “didn’t He come to fulfill the law and shape things into two simple precepts—love Him and love each other?” Anchoring back to what matters most.
This poem hits tender places with inspiring force. It voices my inner world back to me. Helps me honor the gift of self while loving others through sorrow. I’m so grateful these words found their way to my heart when I needed them most.
For those who’ve connected with this poem’s raw emotion, I hope its words met you in that vulnerable place of feeling devalued and unseen after a relationship’s abrupt ending. I hope you found comfort knowing countless souls have walked this painful path before you.
Most importantly, I hope this piece helped reanchor your inherent sense of worth after rejection rocked you. Reminding you that no one person defines your wholeness. You need not plead for anyone to see your value when you know your own heart by now.
I hope your takeaway is remembering you cannot lose what already belongs to you – the sacred gift of knowing yourself. Here’s to letting go with grace, then fearlessly writing your next chapter. This poem will remain beside you, an empowering testament that no one’s absence ever diminishes your light. Yours is the resilience story still being written.
Let Them Poem In Spanish
por Cassie Phillips
Si quieren elegir algo o a alguien sobre ti, DÉJALOS.
Si quieren pasar semanas sin hablarte, DÉJALOS.
Si están bien sin verte nunca, DÉJALOS.
Si siempre se ponen a sí mismos en primer lugar, DÉJALOS.
Si te están mostrando quiénes son y no lo que pensabas que eran, DÉJALOS.
Si quieren seguir a la multitud, DÉJALOS.
Si quieren juzgarte o malinterpretarte, DÉJALOS.
Si actúan como si pudieran vivir sin ti, DÉJALOS.
Si quieren salir de tu vida e irse, sostén la puerta abierta, Y DÉJALOS.
Déjalos que te pierdan. Nunca fueron tuyos, porque siempre fuiste tuyo.
Así que déjalos.
Déjalos mostrarte quiénes son realmente, no que te lo digan.
Déjalos demostrar cuánto valen tu tiempo.
Déjalos dar los pasos necesarios para ser parte de tu vida.
Déjalos ganar tu perdón.
Déjalos llamarte para hablar de cosas cotidianas.
Déjalos invitarte a salir un jueves.
Déjalos hablar de cualquier cosa y de todo, solo porque eres tú con quien están hablando.
Let Them Tattoo Poem
For poetry enthusiasts seeking tattoo inspiration, here are sample verses ideal for inking: