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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Imagine the contradiction.

And the irony.

Of how my strength increased.

When I no longer carried the weights.

But knowing this,

Doesn’t stop me from picking it back up again.

Leave it behind.


 

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48 thoughts on “Put It Down

  1. okay okay okay! fine. I am going to put it down.
    jee

  2. ….but the weight of all those helped make you who you are today!

  3. ivor20 says:

    How much weight can a bear bare. 😊

  4. Very heavy weights to carry and when we let go of them, the joy is priceless!

  5. Oh, so true. I just love your way of reminding us with these simple poems and drawings. 🙂

  6. Jodi says:

    The creative way you express your messages Colleen is so powerful! Just love the way you think and express!

  7. Damn you did a lot of picking up. Good write.

  8. I will try to put it down and not pick it back up….which for me can be a difficult task. Thanks for the gentle reminder and encouragement. 🙂

  9. russtowne says:

    Those weights, and putting them down, have helped to make you into the treasure you are today, Colleen. Some who carry them become crushed and bitter by their weight, but some the strength and wisdom to set them down and replace them with empathy, compassion, and kindness instead. For your sake and for the world, I’m grateful you are one of the latter.

  10. Your drawings are just too wonderful the way they speak to me. The messages come in the most refreshing way through them!

  11. ksbeth says:

    it will be a habit to pick it up, but drop it as soon as you think of it – it will soon become your new habit

  12. anie says:

    Leave it behind … yes this is a good advice.
    But I think everyone carries his burden. Everyone as much as he needs to get ahead, as he needs it for the way he has chosen. And if it gets too much we’ll drop it ..:)

  13. Debra says:

    Fabulous! Simply brilliant!

  14. Love, love, love. Shedding that weight and picking it up again, only to let go. The cycle of life and oh how light we feel when we truly let go…

  15. Ann Koplow says:

    Perfect in all ways, Colleen. I feel stronger now.

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