Let Go the Baggage

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “new/old.” Use either or both of the words “new and old” any way you’d like. Bonus points for starting and ending with either one. Have fun!


Release the old to let in the new
If ‘twas only so easy to do
Built a life and identity
Around that familiarity
Worn into each crevice of skin
Bones move to that tune
They creak that melody
In the neurons of my mind
Programmed myself to believe
That is who I am, what I am
This is part of me
My personality and very being
You can’t change DNA
Oh, but you can be different
Nothing is set in stone
Free will is your choice
You are the artist of yourself
The sculpture of your identity
Perhaps not completely simple
But only you can let go
Give the old
Graceful wings of a butterfly
And let the new land
With the power of an eagle
Ready to soar majestic
As you were meant

Debbie Gravett © 2020.10.04

SoCS: New/Old
Image by skeeze from Pixabay

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