Sending it Away, by Pamela Schloesser Canepa (c) 2020.
Put your stuff on the boat,
and send it off gently,
the baggage that only
held you back.
See them go,
you don’t need them,
and they won’t counter-attack.
Pain, shame, anger, fear,
low self-regard, loathing, and resentment
can’t fit your search
for an enlightened life.
What you held onto
has distracted and limited you.
For, baggage does its duty.
Now just send it away,
with a genuine, Goodbye.
The monster you created
out of negativity
is no longer your friend.
Put it on the boat,
with a tear-free Goodbye.
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Welcome to my Weekend Coffee Share, hosted by Allison at Eclecti Ali.
My online course is winding down! Work keeps me busy as ever, but I missed a day and a half this last week due to sinus/allergy problems or a cold. I needed the rest, but it seems many of my students missed me, which makes me feel good!
My son is becoming an adult, working steadily and learning new things, and I have no one to take care of but…myself. Last night, he said, “I sometimes wish I was on my own, but you all (his grandma and I) keep me out of trouble.” What a wonderful acknowledgment! So I am taking care of myself now, per the request of my brain and body. I’m going to pilates this morning and having a massage this afternoon. It takes a village to keep my mind/body straight and work out my knots. I am willing to accept help and have sought it. I also have a friend meeting me at pilates, so there may be a coffee chat for us afterward as well, since I only had half of a half-caff (can you do the Math? 🙂
I finally finished editing and processing my physical therapy journey and what I’ve learned and still am learning on pain’s connection to the brain. You can read it here: Pain, Growth, and Making a Truce with My Brain Let me know if you are not able to read it all. It is a different blogging site for me, as I am branching out. However, hardly anyone knows me there.
I am also considering a new post in a series I used to do called “My Exercise Evolution.” I may be able to get a post out this coming week. Then, within two weeks, I will be a novelist again, editing and proofing the Malachi manuscript! Woohoo! it is like a mother who misses her grown child. At least I see the light at the end of the tunnel…
I hope the weather is nice where you are; I know I have enjoyed having dog snuggles the last few nights, as it was in the thirties last night. *shivers*
Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you have a great weekend!
Waking Up (c)2020, by Pamela Schloesser Canepa
We were pushed out of our homes.
pushed into the night
a sudden awakening
where there had been no light.
forced to move on.
It seemed I breathed fresh air
for the first time ever.
Everyone looked on me in scorn
as I rolled down the window
saying Goodbye forever.
I was what they said I should be
But I’m now my own version of me
Grateful for change when they only