Friday, March 24, 2006

The Meaning of Rescue... AKA "Baggage"

Updated 03/05/08

I would like to thank Rohan, who sent me an e-mail in regards to the proper title and author of this poem. I had the title of this poem listed as: "The Meaning of Rescue" with the author unknown. It has been brought to my attention that the real title is "Baggage" and the author is Evelyn Colbath.

My apologies to Evelyn as this happens so many times with people stealing other peoples work on the Internet and either claiming the work as theirs or not crediting the author and then re-posting it to the Internet.

By Evelyn Colbath(c)1995 Baggage All rights reserved

Now that I'm home, bathed, settled and fed,
All nicely tucked in my warm new bed.
I'd like to open my baggage lest I forget
There is so much to carry - So much to regret.

Hmm . . . Yes there it is, right on the top.
Let's unpack Loneliness, Heartache and Loss;
And there by my leash hides Fear and Shame.
As I look on these things I tried so hard to leave –

I still have to unpack my baggage called Pain.

I loved them, the others, the ones who left me,
But I wasn't good enough - for they didn't want me.
Will you add to my baggage?

Will you help me unpack?

Or will you just look at my things -
And take me right back?

Do you have the time to help me unpack?
To put away my baggage, to never repack?
I pray that you do - I'm so tired you see,
But I do come with baggage –

Will YOU still want ME?

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