People think of baggage,
as something that is bad,
to be discarded soon as,
the opportunity is had.

But baggage can be useful,
for storing things you need,
to grow and learn and change from,
old life lessons you should heed.

New baggage is the hardest,
it’s lines are sharp and cruel,
painful corners on the cases,
where you’ve been played a fool.

Old baggage can be comfortable
as it fits like second skin,
especially on the corners,
where it’s been broken in.

Recognise your baggage,
whichever style it be,
you paid for all it’s excess weight,
you know nothing comes for free.

Understand the reason that you packed it,
with all the tales it tells,
save what you deem as valuable,
and leave the rest on the carousel.

© ceenoa

8 thoughts on “Baggage

    • Claudette 01/11/2014 / 8:32 am

      Thanks Nida. I love the image of all the stuff I don’t want going round and round for eternity – and being unclaimed baggage. 🙂


  1. Hannah 03/11/2014 / 2:14 am

    Reblogged this on Inked Roses and commented:
    This is really clever.. Reasons we have baggage and why it shouldn’t be a bad thing but part of life’s experiences.


  2. jademwong 10/11/2014 / 2:38 pm

    I really like this. Very well written, and so true. Great poem!


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