And Bags – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Baggage – RDP Friday




“Just because you have baggage doesn’t mean you have to lug it around”  Richie Norton.


And Bags

I do go back to those days,
of dusty sheds with oily tractors
and bags of grain,
the smell of rust and diesel
pungent phosphate, O
those poor broken saws,
musty canvas,
the bale loader which made us slave,
and wrestling with rams
as we fleeced them.
Endless days of heavy lifting,
good clean muscling
and nights of easy sleep,
but nothing like days of heavy bearing,
where the heart is loaded,
carrying a lifetime of feelings,
that can never be weighed,
but which need tender love
that they might ever be lifted.

©Paul Vincent Cannon




Filed under Country, Farm, Free Verse, life, love, poem

19 responses to “And Bags – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Yes, emotional baggage has true heft.

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  2. Hélène - Willow Poetry

    Emotional baggage… how heavy the load.

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  3. My brother once said to me that he found a survey stating old age is the happiest. I can’t quite take that view. At 37 I already feel old. This reminiscence by you brings my own. Thanks for the share.

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  4. you are on a journey and blogging it is healing 🙂

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  5. I really like this Paul – the differentiation between the physical strain and the emotional.

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  6. oh love can lift so much off us, I so very much enjoyed the narrative of the “good clean muscling and nights of easy sleep” days

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  7. lync56

    Wow that transported me back to bye gone era of my life – such truth in this


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