The Baggage Handler – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“We may define therapy as a search for value.” Abraham Maslow

The Baggage Handler

I paid her for the letting go,
those harboured thoughts
pushed down,
now surfacing again.

She listened from her somber chair
to my every grief,
her silent compassion
a soft incise carefully drawn.

My many wounds released,
those neatly folded feelings
that have travelled long within me,
she drew my truest sense of self.


Copyright 2021 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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35 responses to “The Baggage Handler – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. I know whereof you speak.

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  2. The all-important letting go… a heavy burden lifted, then such relief… 🙂

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  3. that’s what a therapist should do, once the connection is made its a painful but very healing journey … trust the process!

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  4. Amy

    “… truest sense of self”– we so need that during a certain stage of our life.
    Take care, Paul.

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  6. This is a wonderful post, Paul. Always good when these sessions are helpful! ❤ All the best!

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  7. lync56

    Great poem of a good therapist experience – I aspire to this

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  8. It’s so good when you have a guide who knows what they are doing!

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