Daily Archives: April 12, 2016

#atozchallenge Knapsack

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whenever grief or heartache came my way
I’d put it in my knapsack and touch it every day.
everywhere I went it was on my back
sapping my strength for the next attack.
and the heavier it got the more battles I lost
from clinging to the past whatever the cost.
but I had a great idea just the other day:
I went to the garbage and I threw it all away,
and now I’m feeling as light as can be
and wherever I go life smiles at me.

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©Jane Paterson Basil

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