Sonya Florentino

Rookie (Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

Invisible Backpack - Poem by Sonya Florentino

There’s an invisible back-pack I carry
I don't know why it's so damn heavy
But I can't put it down, so I lug it around
Like a chain and ball around me

This invisible back-pack I carry
Sometimes I think it'll kill me
But I can't put it down, not until I have found
that invisible place that awaits me

There's an invisible cloud around me
I'm sure it's here to protect me
There are times I swear I'd be burning in hell
if I didn't have this cloud to remind me—

There's an invisible light upon me
An invisible heaven above me
If left to myself I would rather be there
but a little voice just won't let me

I've an invisible back-pack upon me
I don’t know how much more I can carry
But I say to myself, there’s salvation there
and somehow it’s a load I can carry

I don't know how much longer this journey
Or who's in charge of my destiny
But I'll take on the road, and the weight of this load
For as long as it doesn't break me

There's a strange white cloud that surrounds me
There’s a light that shines bright upon me
I know there's a heaven above me
Where true freedom waits to greet me

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 17, 2009

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