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Heather burns


Traveling Light (revised)


As I continue on my journey
I'm beginning to travel light
preparing myself for tomorrow
the distance is now in sight.

Suitcase old and tattered
backpack of doubt is worn
now shattered.


Shoulder bag is not leather
imitation I do think
waters of pure crystal how
I long to drink.

Threads breaking loose,
unravel
many steps left to travel

so many things are idols
I need not any more
I'll understand better when
I reach the other shore.

Learning to clear my pathway
for tomorrow is a better day
burdens of this life
will suddenly wash away.

In the stillness of the night
I'm beginning to travel light.

Submitted: Saturday, August 03, 2013
Edited: Friday, August 30, 2013

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  • Deepak Sawhney (8/8/2013 7:42:00 AM)

    Be it a millionaire or a billionaire, our last journey will eventually be bare handed. Might as well start lessening the load, while the going is good. A brilliant handling of a tough subject. Cutting down materialistic & emotional attachments is a state of mind.
    Thanks for the share. (Report) Reply

  • Lasoaphia Quxazs (8/4/2013 10:46:00 AM)

    Yes, under the night everything looses it's power, let it be anything. It is good to travel light. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (8/4/2013 9:36:00 AM)

    Travel light to make the journey pleasant. There is nothing to carry for the final journey. Beautifully indicated. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (8/3/2013 7:23:00 PM)

    Traveling light in tomorrow with burdens of yesterday shaken off is not only desirable but out right a necessity. Beautifully expressed sentiment. In the stillness of night I am beginning to travel light.....love the lines. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (8/3/2013 1:28:00 PM)

    beautiful way of journey for a better tomorrow. beautiful write Ma'm.regards (Report) Reply

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