“On This Day” Repost – Baggage

Seems that 31 October 2014 was a good day for writing – 3 posts came up in my FB feed today.  Of the 3, I decided I liked this one best.  If you’re interested, the original post can be found here.


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

6 thoughts on ““On This Day” Repost – Baggage

    • Claudette 04/11/2017 / 1:00 pm

      Thanks so much. Glad it gave you food for thought. 🙂


  1. lindywhitton 03/11/2017 / 7:48 pm

    Absolutely love it- how did I miss this the first time round??? Thanks for reposting sis 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Claudette 04/11/2017 / 1:06 pm

      Thanks Lindy. I get very surprised when things come up in FB, and I think “Did I really write that?” – funny how we can surprise ourselves.


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