It's time to put the baggage down,
I've carried all these years.
The broken dreams and promises,
that caused so many tears.
For years now I blamed myself,
like I somehow was the cause,
and you let me go thinking that,
without so much as a pause.
And like a dozen bags of groceries,
I carried it around,
without ever even thinking,
I could just put them on the ground.
The handles cut into my fingers,
sometimes a bag would split,
and the contents would come spilling out,
and send me to that pit.
The one where daylight does not reach,
the one filled with despair,
to wallow in my misery,
too tired to even care.
But a wise man told me yesterday,
that baggage is just that.
Something you can put down,
and leave upon the mat.
It does no good to carry on,
with burdens and self blame.
Those with destinys to care for you,
will do so just the same.
So check your baggage at the door.
Leave your pack upon the ground,
and feel free to leave it here,
amongst heartaches lost and found.