There is a baggage we unknowingly carry inside our hearts. An unwanted guest who piles on. If you have such a visitor in there, it’s time to let go!
Do you cringe at the mere mention of a name?
Ever wondered what makes you knit your brows
every time you see that matronly dame.
Is there someone whose very thoughts make you fume,
Use a multitude of your facial muscles
And never let you cool?
Maybe you sense that flush of blood
right there in your cheek
Or feel just like a fidgety freak.
Do you go about mumbling with rage,
Just because somebody said
something you thought was insane?
Is it that the anger just doesn’t wane,
You toss and turn in bed
sleepless and in pain.
Keep mulling over a hundred things
you could have told your detractors,
and make a mindful list of retaliatory factors.
If the answer to any of these
Makes you go ‘Aye’
It’s time, my friend, to just stop by.
If an acquaintance, a far-fetched aunt
Or an unknown troll
Provoke you in any of these ways,
Pause and wait.
For unknowingly, my dear
You are holding on
To so, so much hate.