~ Unclaimed Baggage ~

This airport is empty.
But there is a carousel
Which constantly goes round
And round.

When I visit, I can see
The bags as they pass.
Here comes the one
Marked “Guilt”.

And there…there is one labeled “Resentment”.
A little while later,
The heavy steamer trunk stamped
“Emotional Pain”.

Yeah, best to let that one go
Round again.
Except, the carousel has no handlers,
Save me.

There is no room
Where all the unclaimed baggage
Can go to be forgotten.
So it circles,
Endlessly,
Until I gather the courage
To just step up and claim it all.

Maybe it won’t be as heavy
As I fear.
Maybe I won’t need a carrier,
After all.

~ C.L.R. ~ © 2007

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About dragonkatet

Regarding the blog name, Dragon’s Dreams ~ The name comes from my love-affairs with both Dragons and Dreams (capital Ds). It’s another extension of who I am, a facet for expression; a place and way to reach other like-minded, creative individuals. I post poetry and images that fascinate or move me, because that’s my favorite way to view the world. I post about things important to me and the world in which we live, try to champion extra important political, societal and environmental issues, etc. Sometimes I wax philosophical, because it’s also a place where I always seem to learn about myself, too, by interacting with some of the brightest minds, souls and hearts out there. It’s all about ‘connection(s)’ and I don’t mean “net-working” with people for personal gain, but rather, the expansion of the 4 L’s: Light, Love, Laughter, Learning.
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