baggage

baggage

A Poem by Lydia


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yea, i come with a lot of baggage

and there is a large surcharge for every checked bag

used to be able to dig into my bag of tricks

to pay the fee

but lately it seems

i am left stranded on the wrong side of the bed

with hope just out of reach

and pockets bulging with the static of ennui

 

still, tonight there is a droning hum tickling my ear

the catacombs of my soul vibrate to the rhythm

i kinda sorta remember who i used to be

familiar incantations soothe me

i unpack that baggage and smile

 


© 2017 Lydia



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Any poet who can include, '.. i kinda sorta remember' in the same breath as, ' .. bulging with the static of ennui.. ' wins my vote!

Plus, the accompanying picture highlights the charming honesty of those and other words, start to finish. You smile so beautifully - me too, having read the above twice!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

6 Months Ago

read 'purely' as 'only'
Lydia

6 Months Ago

either word works! Have a great weekend, Emma. Lydi**
emmajoy

6 Months Ago

Wishing you the same.. thank you!



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A lovely write Lydia so much like Jacob's style, Hello Mrs Jacob! I see you have had Jacob's tutoring :0 No a lovely write indeed.

Posted 1 Month Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Month Ago

Actually, Andrew, Jacob and I are good friends, but neither of us has the other's style. We both do.. read more
WOW THANKS FOR THIS POEM. I LOOK FORWARD TO READING MORE.

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

3 Months Ago

I appreciate the review. Thanks, Roxane.
Any poet who can include, '.. i kinda sorta remember' in the same breath as, ' .. bulging with the static of ennui.. ' wins my vote!

Plus, the accompanying picture highlights the charming honesty of those and other words, start to finish. You smile so beautifully - me too, having read the above twice!

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

emmajoy

6 Months Ago

read 'purely' as 'only'
Lydia

6 Months Ago

either word works! Have a great weekend, Emma. Lydi**
emmajoy

6 Months Ago

Wishing you the same.. thank you!
i can definitely relate this one all the bleeping stuff that weighs you down. it does take it's toll and reshapes who we are. it's hard to shed. like butter on hios. should melt away but it doesn't

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you, Ana. I appreciate your review. Lydi**
I would imagine an awful lot of your readers would empathise with this Lydi. I know I do. There are so many lines but one that stands proud is 'pockets bulging with ennui'. That I like.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much, Ken. Lydi**
it takes a long time to pack all that baggage and then to get charged for it too... damn... they say we can never go home again, but when we unpack there is lots of home in there and always reminding us who we are and have become...

so how about we open a bottle of wine and line up all those bags, hum a bit and celebrate our baggage, after all we have earned it right!!! the only priced paid will be the smiles and perhaps a big head the next day...

can I say Lydi that you have very "nice" baggage... and the poem is very "nice" too.. ;0)

redzone



Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

That baggage makes us who we are and I kinda like looking at mine! I think I can hear you humming f.. read more
(i kinda sorta remember who i used to be familiar incantations soothe me i unpack that baggage and smile) I can SO relate! Exquisite post Lydi. ~Sharon



Posted 6 Months Ago


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Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you, dear Sharon. Lydi**
It's all part and parcel of who you are, without which you wouldn't be you. Smile with all you are! Love this.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much, Linda. Lydi**
Very cute photo and I liked the description. I like the feel of personal thoughts and the unpacking of the baggage and the gift of the smile. Thank you Lydia for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thanks for noticing the artwork. I always look for the right artwork to complement my words. I app.. read more
Coyote Poetry

6 Months Ago

I liked this one and you are welcome Lydia.
ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Lydia! "i unpack that baggage and smile" ...now that is profound indeed ..i absolutely love it ... nicely worked metaphor ma'am .. very relatable language ... honest and real ... and after reading your closing line .. i went back to the pic and saw its meaning ... at first, before reading, i was thinking your poem would be about children who are considered as such ...what a pleasant surprise ..nice one ma'am!
E.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

6 Months Ago

Thank you so much, E! Lydi**

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