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BAGGAGE

Some people wear baggage like a hat in church, Still others could conceal it through a customs search! Me? It depends on the mood that I'm in, My frame may be thick, but my skin's super thin. As a child, dysfunction was all that I knew. Violence and alcohol increased as I grew And the things that I heard and the things that I viewed, I packed them all up with my clothes and I shooed. And when I would meet someone, I'd try to disguise That baggage as noticeable as my big giant thighs. "You're beautiful," he'd say, but I knew the truth. I'm fat and I'm worthless, and I've got the proof. Locked deep in my psyche, but not deep enough, Some poisonous, invisible gas out would puff. And heaven forbid he got an ********! My baggage was foolproof as a form of protection! If he seemed too perfect on any given date, My baggage would whisper, "belittle, berate!" And so I would treat him like a much lower class Then turn and retreat with my oversized ass. But one day I waddled into a cafe So weighed down with baggage every step of the way That I knew it was time to this load jettison So I dropped to my knees and prayed, "Help me! Amen." The baggage still visits me now and again, And I have to remind it we're no longer friends I'm married and he loves me whatever my girth, Reminding me daily I'm the fairest on earth!!!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




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Date: 2/14/2017 6:29:00 AM
A lovely tale by a great story teller, congratulations for POTD honors, much deserved Chris...
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/14/2017 7:59:00 AM
Thanks.
Date: 2/14/2017 3:21:00 AM
Really enjoyed reading this well written poem Cindi, good luck in the contest, Roy.
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
Thanks, Roy!
Date: 2/14/2017 12:48:00 AM
Very interesting poem.... congrats on being selected for the day....
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/14/2017 8:00:00 AM
Thank you, Bernard.
Date: 2/13/2017 8:49:00 PM
Congratulations
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 10:22:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 2/13/2017 8:41:00 PM
This is a tremendous gift of words you have laid down. I'm impressed. Congrats to you on your gift of words. A seven.
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 10:22:00 PM
Thank you! And thanks for commenting.
Date: 2/13/2017 6:48:00 PM
Also, was the great girth in upper or lower birth and ending up being greatest show on earth. To be the fairest how far does the fair the well have to go?
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Date: 2/13/2017 6:44:00 PM
I am a rhyming poet myself and loved this, so any of your poems do not want to miss.
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 7:29:00 PM
Thank you! I used to sit and read my mother's childhood books of rhyme over and over and was fascinated by the ability to tell a story in rhyme.
Date: 2/13/2017 4:09:00 PM
Congratulations! :)
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 5:49:00 PM
Thank you!
Date: 2/13/2017 12:00:00 PM
Huzzah! Congrats on potd :)
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 12:20:00 PM
Thank you! And thank you for commenting!
Date: 2/13/2017 11:51:00 AM
Congratulations on potd, Cindi! Beautifully done :)
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 12:19:00 PM
Thank you. And thank you for commenting.
Date: 2/13/2017 11:36:00 AM
As a child of alcoholics, I can relate to these feelings on many levels. I guess we all have some form of baggage weighing us down. I love how you lightened your load with humor and grace! Well done and congrats on TPOD!! Hugs, Rhonda
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 12:18:00 PM
Thank you. We ACOA's have to stick together!
Date: 2/13/2017 9:28:00 AM
WOW WOw and wow !! ~~Jeanie ~~ Did I say WOW !!!!
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 9:40:00 AM
Thank you! I really appreciate you taking the time to comment!
Date: 2/13/2017 8:28:00 AM
This is honest and light-hearted too, Cindi:) should place high, a 7:) congratulations on your POTD:)
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 9:41:00 AM
Thank you! Appreciate the comment!
Date: 2/13/2017 7:45:00 AM
- Congratulations on your p.o.t.d. Cindi ... well written - Luck in the contest - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 9:44:00 AM
Thank you! Thanks for reading & commenting!
Date: 2/13/2017 6:52:00 AM
Very well done Cindi, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 9:44:00 AM
Thanks Charlie!
Date: 2/13/2017 6:50:00 AM
Congrats on POTD, Cindi. I like how you approach such a weighty subject with lightness and humor.
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/13/2017 9:45:00 AM
Thank you! I appreciate your comments!
Date: 2/12/2017 5:22:00 PM
Such an honest write Cindi I love the humour here too and I think many of us can relate to having felt worthless in our lives and been trampled upon. I hope this places really well for you:-) into my faves:-) hugs jan xx
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/12/2017 5:42:00 PM
Thank you Jan!
Date: 2/12/2017 3:03:00 PM
The vulnerability in this poem is felt in every word. I commend you on such an excellent write. A fav.
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/12/2017 3:37:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 2/12/2017 1:23:00 PM
Yay! What a wonderful searingly honest and playful write! You are beautiful. Good luck in the contest! xomo :)
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Cindi Rockwell
Date: 2/12/2017 1:30:00 PM
Thank you!