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The Packing of a Suitcase

Consider, Recall, Reflect, Hesitate, Tremble Before your life's vast sweep. Step back; Try to fathom How much it's all meant. Crease, Fold, Pile, Stack, Mark Each decade's clothing you've worn. Pause! Write a poem to Bid all your lovers adieu. Whimper, Cry, Sob, Weep for-- Last suitcase ever you'll pack. March 07, 2018

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Date: 6/22/2021 3:59:00 PM
Hello Gershon, I like this poem. It is clever as to how you have done this poem. it is cute. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Date: 9/20/2020 7:36:00 AM
I think I've read this 100 times. And the little girls imaginary world Unaddict me please
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 9/21/2020 7:21:00 PM
100 times?! I don't have any magic tricks up my sleeve. Maybe I should delete this poem? -- But you may have it memorized by now. Thanks, gw
Date: 9/10/2020 8:12:00 PM
As an earlier comment says 'it makes you think' Every line is moving but 'try to fathom how much its all meant'. I know the reader should take the poem how they understand it, but I love it too much not to ask: is he packing for carehome? Or is it a metaphor for coming terms with the end of your life?
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Date: 9/11/2020 1:52:00 PM
It could be either, though I kind of pointed it toward coming to terms with life's end... Appreciate all of your support, Tansy. Happy Friday! Life and Light, Gershon
Date: 4/9/2020 10:18:00 AM
Gershon, Funny what the winds of change bring in two years. -R
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 4/11/2020 10:49:00 PM
Has not been a 'breeze' for sure...
Date: 1/7/2020 11:03:00 PM
Gershon, This poem reminded me how much I hate to pack a suitcase. Always wondered who had it hardest, the ones departing or those that wave goodbye. -Richard
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Date: 1/8/2020 3:30:00 PM
Whoa! This sure is a blast from the past :) gw
Date: 1/19/2019 10:46:00 PM
Makes you think! That's what good poems do!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 1/20/2019 8:34:00 AM
Wow! I'm impressed that you went all the way back to March to read a poem on my list. Thank you, and thank you for your generous appraisal. Appreciated. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 4/9/2018 10:06:00 PM
Hey! Back with well deserved congrats, Gershon.
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Date: 3/30/2018 2:23:00 PM
Forgive my tardiness on this - just wishing congratulations on your touching poem -take care-
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/30/2018 3:52:00 PM
"Forgiven!" --- As if there's really anything to forgive here. Very simply: I appreciate your encouragement. Comments like yours spur me on... :) Gershon
Date: 3/30/2018 4:57:00 AM
Blessings and sincere congratulations on your fine win, Gershon - all the best to you, my brother! :-)
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/30/2018 12:05:00 PM
It is an honor and privilege for me to read your kind words. Blessings of Spring and the Holidays to you and yours, my friend. :) Gershon
Date: 3/21/2018 12:31:00 PM
Good stuff Gershon, very witty;-)
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Date: 3/30/2018 12:06:00 PM
Keith, thank you for reading and commenting. Your kind words have given me a real boost. Much appreciated. ;-)
Date: 3/21/2018 6:41:00 AM
that last line really hit me, great poem thank you and congrats :)-luloo
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Date: 3/21/2018 9:59:00 PM
Thanks, luloo: I imagine it took a bit to hit you because you're so far, far away from packing your 'last suitcase!' Of course!!! :) Gershon
Date: 3/17/2018 6:49:00 AM
I love a potent little poem. Congrats on potd!
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/17/2018 11:21:00 PM
Appreciated, Maureen...And I love precision-penned, to-the-point praise like yours! :) Gershon
Date: 3/14/2018 11:47:00 AM
Life's baggage. Well written.
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Date: 3/14/2018 1:15:00 PM
Thank you for the praise, Olive, and thanks for viewing my site. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 3/13/2018 1:46:00 AM
A moving reflective poem Gershon. Congratulations on having it honored as POTD! : )
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Date: 3/13/2018 8:55:00 AM
Thank you, Connie. Appreciate your kind words and support. :) Gershon
Date: 3/10/2018 7:24:00 AM
Very very nice! Congrats on POTD!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 3/10/2018 8:34:00 PM
Thanks! Thanks! Thanks! hugs...Kim
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Date: 3/10/2018 7:49:00 PM
Thank you, Kim...By the way, I'm struggling to keep up with all the congrats you deserve on all of your winners. So, congrats, congrats, congrats, congrats,...:) Gershon
Date: 3/9/2018 8:18:00 PM
Such an intriguing and compelling poem Gershon exquisitely 'packed' with the emotional wardrobe of life; pieces that fit or don't fit anymore and pieces out-of-date but still kept in the back of the closet for old times sake.. Absolutely captivating and emotionally riveting write. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD! Enjoy the honors of the day my friend. Warmest wishes. ~Susan
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Date: 3/10/2018 7:51:00 PM
Susan, your praise humbles me...it is truly 'sung' well...Stray thought: Why not start a professional recommendation-writing service: "Words to Work" or s/t like that...Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 3/9/2018 7:29:00 PM
Back to congratulations on POTD!
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Date: 3/10/2018 7:51:00 PM
Thanks again, Eve!
Date: 3/9/2018 2:36:00 PM
Congratulations on POTD.
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/9/2018 3:12:00 PM
Subhas,, thank YOU for visiting my site! Blessings, Gershon
Date: 3/9/2018 10:39:00 AM
At one time all of my earthly belongings could fit in my Volkswagen....and that included the black and white TV. Oh those "golden days of yesteryear"...."Hi Ho Silver.....Away"
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Date: 3/9/2018 12:39:00 PM
Ha, Ha. Always good to recall the good old days...I myself had the 'good fortune' to have two such periods in my life: Once from 23 - 25 years of age, straight out of college; the second time when I separated from my first wife, at age 37...Oh, well. Happy trails, John!
Date: 3/9/2018 10:37:00 AM
Congratulations!
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Date: 3/9/2018 12:39:00 PM
Thank you, Sunlite.
Date: 3/9/2018 9:55:00 AM
Nicely write. I love how this poem draws me through to the end. Kudos.
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Date: 3/9/2018 12:40:00 PM
Thank you, Deborah: High praise coming from you. Thanks for the boost! :) Gershon
Date: 3/9/2018 9:48:00 AM
An emotional absorbing poem, Gershon. Kudos on POTD. Exceptional poetry! May love light your path always.
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Date: 3/9/2018 12:41:00 PM
Thank you, Freddie, and may that love light your path as well, forever and aye! Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 3/9/2018 9:45:00 AM
Wonderful thought provoking write Gershon, congratulations for POTD honors...
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/9/2018 12:42:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie! I'm truly humbled, by both the selection AND the kind words in your comment. Best wishes, Gershon
Date: 3/9/2018 8:20:00 AM
Congrats on POTD
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/9/2018 12:43:00 PM
Thank you, Silent One.
Date: 3/9/2018 7:13:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD Gershon, a great write....Maria
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Gershon Wolf
Date: 3/9/2018 12:43:00 PM
High praise coming from you, Maria, to be treasured always. :) Gershon
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