Living with the baggage

You’ve collected your fair share,

And many will not care.

For everyone’s got their own, anyone will hesitate to lay bare.

Why carry all these baggage,

How do you manage?

Living with all these memories that hold you back.

My dear, my darling…

I urge you to let it go.

Leave it on the side street and release all that weight off your shoulders.

There’s going to be moments where you’ll want to pick them back up.

“Sorry I made a mess.” You’ll declare to those who do not care.

But darling don’t turn back, don’t apologise and don’t pick your baggage back up.

But if you do pick it up…

Lay it bare and be an example.

Share, let it go again and change.

 

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The Price of Honesty

It will cost you friends,

It will cost you family,

It will cost you someone you hold dear,

It will cost you a career,

It will cost you your community,

It will cost you your life.

You will gain your life,

You will gain the right community,

You will gain passion,

You will gain your partner in crime,

You will gain and find your family,

You will gain true friends.

You will lose what you do not need and deserve.

You will gain more than what you believe you deserve.

This is the price; the price of being honest.

Being honest to the people around you;

But most importantly to yourself.

There is so much to lose;

But there is much to gain by living in earnest.


For the past few weeks I’ve been reflecting on this word; honesty. One word that can affect us greatly in many aspects of our life.

Being honest with the people around you can be ostracising and lonely, this is true even if you are speaking from a place of love. It can hurt people because they may not see and understand where you are coming from; your reasons but it should not stop us from speaking truthfully. Not to speak truthfully to hurt another person but to shed light. However, in saying this there is also a time and place for us to speak in truthfully in love.

 

xox