Put It Down

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

SHAME

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

BLAME

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

GRUDGE

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

GUILT

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

REGRET

I picked it up when I was younger.

And carried it a very long time.

It never made me stronger.

Though the weight of it grew heavier.

ANGER

Imagine the contradiction.

And the irony.

Of how my strength increased.

When I no longer carried the weights.

Put It Down

52 thoughts on “Put It Down

  1. Magnificent words and pictures. I would like to pass these words and images around among my children and family. If this is okay and no facebook or stuff like that. Just a personal message given from me to each individual. I would describe the red outlined bags of shame, blame, and so forth. Let me know, since I won’t be seeing anyone until the weekend, Colleen. I would not copy it or draw it just describe in words.
    This is the most uplifting message, next to the special two that I have already told you were my favorites. Your granddaughter and how she made an ordinary day seem like the best kind to have. The other one may or may not be the angel who saved you from the accident, hitting and knocking over a light post, etc. Hmm, I believe there is another one….
    Huge hugs to you, my friend. This is a good one for ME, not just my family.

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    • Of course you can share Robin. Print it, share it on FB. Just talk about it. However you want. I find that to be an honor that you would want to. Thank you for connecting so powerfully to what I write. I think our thoughts and feelings pull us (obviously) towards each others blogs. 🙂 Thank you for telling me this.

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      • I have sometimes worried that my being a worrier, I have passed this on to all 3 of my children, Colleen. They are over-sensitive, which can mean they get hurt, they also carry baggage around, divorced kids stuff. Thanks so much, dear one for this way to express it without overdoing it. Hugs,

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