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Monday, August 15

Declutter




A package of the good stuff
Set aside for the best
A box of rubble
To be disposed with the rest

A litter of things
Like the thoughts in my head
A myriad of emotions
And words left unsaid

An exchange of arguments
And messages sent across
A war has been waged
Was it yours? Or my loss?

Realizations were made
“I’ve been forgiven,” as you say
Now it’s time to declutter, move on
From what happened yesterday.


~my entry for Magpie Tales and Thursday Poets Rally

48 comments:

Tess Kincaid said...

No one wins in these kinds of battles.

the green breaker said...

Aww.. of course, moving on is essential, but forgetting things, it should be a temporary thing.. we don't want to lose people along the way..

Nate said...

@tess: very true.. thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! :)

Nate said...

@joe: yes.. some people are for keeps.. :)

Henry Clemmons said...

Very well written poem and the meaning rings quite true.

Nate said...

@henry: thank you for your kind words! :)

WINDOWLAD said...

..forgetting and moving on - most preferable shot in a noisy situation like these... so hold on you carbine and give a shot for peace.

~Kelvin

Nate said...

@kelvin: thank you for your insights.. :)

glentot said...

I miss reading poems like these. Yung mga naeencounter ko kasi ngayon puro freestyle at .... walang sense much hehehe

Nate said...

@glentot: awww.. thank you!! i'm glad to know you appreciate my poem.. :) (may pinaghugutan kasi yan)

gulong ako sa "walang sense much"... hahaha! :P

Jay said...

I love how you put music in your wording. Keep it up.

Nate said...

@jay: aww.. thank you so much! :) your words are melodious too.. your last poem, poignant..

^travis said...

yes natey! declutter.

let the chi flow freely.

Brian Miller said...

there is freedom in true forgiveness, and i think decluttering after is surely an important part so we dont carry it around...

Mystic_Mom said...

I like this poem, a lot, it has in it some tight emotions and is expressed wonderfully. Thanks so much for sharing it.

Helen said...

You wrote of the mess that goes hand in hand with decluttering beautifully.

Berowne said...

How important it is -- to declutter...

Mama Zen said...

Beautifully done!

Nate said...

@mama zen: thank you very much!

@berowne: yes, it is. It is important to rid of the remnants of the past in order to move on..

@helen: yup! When there's a mess, then declutter.. Thank you for liking my entry.

@mystic mom: yes, the photo got me inspired. It was a very recent event. I was able to immediately write about it since the emotions are still fresh.. Thank you, also, for appreciating my poem.

@brian: yes there is! Freedom of heart, freedom of mind.. Coupled with peace and joy, of course..

@travis: hey there! I miss you. i'm good. I'm doing fine, thanks for asking..yes, it is. It is important to rid of the remnants of the past in order to move on..

@helen: yup! When there's a mess, then declutter.. Thank you for liking my entry.

@mystic mom: yes, the photo got me inspired. It was a very recent event. I was able to immediately write about it since the emotions are still fresh.. Thank you, also, for appreciating my poem.

@brian: yes there is! Freedom of heart, freedom of mind.. Coupled with peace and joy, of course..

@travis: hey there! I miss you. i'm good. I'm doing fine, thanks for asking..

Kristen Haskell said...

Great flow! I really enjoyed your poem.

Donna B said...

Sounds like you are a good man! Wonderfully written!

jen revved said...

Very cool-- gets down to the nitty gritty of relationship-- up and down for most of us, I wager. thanks! xxxj

Nate said...

@kristen: thanks!

@donna: aww.. shucks.. thank you..

@jen: thanks for finding it cool! :)

Wilberchie said...

my gosh... every line just speaks to me.... whew... need to breathe... need to breathe...

Nate said...

@wil: oh, sorry.. you need an oxygen tank? :P

Doctor FTSE said...

Apt and sensible advice.

Nate said...

@Doctor FTSE: thanks! :)

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Great stuff!

Anna :o]

Nate said...

@anna: thanks! :)

Erratic Thoughts said...

Moving on is so difficult yet always recommended...
Loved your Magpie!:)

Nate said...

@erratic thoughts: thanks! :)

magdalenahermanstories said...

Very well depicted act of forgetting and moving on. Nice!

Nate said...

@magdalenahermanstories: thanks for your nice words! :)

Andy said...

Hello Nate.
My first time visiting.

Your ending rings so very true. Yay for forgiveness & moving on. Much healthier for everyone that way.

Thanks for sharing & for the visit too.

Under Blinking Stars

Melissa said...

I love this, because it is so resonant with most of us - the need to de-clutter, and the hesitation in dong it. Well written!

Nate said...

@Andy: hey there! thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! :)

@Melissa: thanks for the comment! :)

The Cello Strings said...

great write.
your words sing.

Nate said...

@The Cello Strings: wow! thank you for your nice words!

Susie Clevenger said...

Forgive and move on...wise advice that should be taken more often...great job!

Isadora said...

Lots said in so few words ... never looked at "Declutter" in that way.
Nicely done, the end.
Isadora
http://insidethemindofisadora.wordpress.com/2011/09/14/autumn-a-will-i-must-obey/

Nate said...

@susie: true, it is a sound advice.. thanks for reading and commenting! :)

@Isadora: thank you for your comments! i really appreciate it. :)

just4reading said...

Very good read, Thank you for sharing.


Check out my entry: http://wp.me/s1LMFk-668

Nate said...

@just4reading: thanks! :)

M.C. said...

What a wonderful play on the imagery of baggage and unloading it. Thanks for the charming read.

The Orange Tree said...

easier said than done.

love your sentiments, forgive and move on, what else can we do?

Nate said...

@M.C.: thanks for your nice words! :)

@The Orange Tree: true, easier said than done.. but doable.. :)

frayedges said...

Exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks!

Nate said...

frayedges: you're welcome! thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment.. :)

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