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  A Bag Full of Sorrows
by Georg E Mateos
Friday, March 07, 2008
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Our Anessa Blaine wrote in her poem "A Man Along the Horizon" about: "...pockets can only hold so many sorrows..." and I wish to reply that...

To Anessa Blaine

Think, if in life we are condemned to carry
a bag containing the sorrows on our backs,
just collecting them, never able to throw any
and not allowed to put there no happy ones.

“Pockets can only hold so many sorrows”
she said, as she went away carrying her bag,
hoping that from somewhere will come
to ease the weight, that beloved helping hand.

Pockets are small, not too much space there
to hold bigger sorrows that were pick up in life,
only, should you will be pocketing all of them…
if so, could you tell me for heaven’s sake, why?

Your pockets should be full of happy memories,
let fall that full of sorrows riding on your back
heavy reminder of things that are not anymore,
and if you must carry anything…carry smiles.


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Reviewed by Rebecca Lerwill 6/7/2010
Great work, George. I missed you.
Reviewed by Kathryn Collins 5/18/2008
It is just a wonderful path you leave here. I think the pockets should be turned out now and again - a cleaning up if possible.

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 5/3/2008
I was always told by my Mother in Law to look to the future and forget the past. It is good advice as well as this poem gives us advice to not carry anything, but carry smiles. It is so great a write that I am glad I found it today. Added baggage to our body brings us down and causes ill health too. So we must let go of our sorrows and worries and go on with life and put bad tings behind us. **********
Reviewed by Charlie 4/27/2008
You're always surprising me, Georg. You take a thought shack, and build a mansion... Good work. --Charlie
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 3/10/2008
Oh My....I seem to want to find a seam ripper......

Seriously I Loved This From Both Aspects of The Pockets We Carry.

Reviewed by blue soplain 3/8/2008
...thank you for the space to breathe in. ..and out again.. ..speaking openly, it was the man in the poem holding everyone else's hurts for them. ...but yes, i can be guilty as charged; holding onto things [both sorrows and joys] until they meld into my skin.. .. . and yes too, i tend to use writing as a get some 'things' as far away from me as possible....or at least just out.
but thank you for this little smile, which i can actually wear [and NOT put into a pocket.....catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, save it for a rainy day]. ...
loves muchly~
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 3/7/2008
Focus on the smiles not the past sorrows as many of us do. Excellent write.
Reviewed by Cryssa C 3/7/2008
Wise advice, my friend...

Hopefully pockets will also not be big enough to carry all the smiles...and we can wear them on our faces too, right?

Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/7/2008
Sage advice indeed and it is sad that we do tend to carry too much of sorrows baggage and not enough of the joy of life.

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 3/7/2008
Well said and very powerful. Much better to carry around pockets of happiness and shed the sorrows that one is powerless to ever change.....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 3/7/2008
Very wise, A bag full of smiles to give to others,, Sweet Poem!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 3/7/2008
Uplifting poem with a wisdom message...I agree with George!
Also,some people can write better of sorrow than of happiness,because they have more experience with it,
and get relief by writing of it.
Reviewed by Lois Christensen 3/7/2008
Good advice and makes you think as to why sadness comes to us. I fight it and liked your poem. Happy Easter to you.
Reviewed by John Leko 3/7/2008
...a bag of sorrows breaks...and sometimes spills the hearts dreams.
very well said and penned Georg...
Reviewed by Flying Fox Ted L Glines 3/7/2008
Georg, I love this one to pieces! The bag I carry (we all carry one) is chock full of giggles and fun and happy memories. I have a back pocket for the few dark-side sorrow things, and I sit on them while I smoke my pipe (and slurp one of your Coors) and think about pleasing things. Life is good. Celebrating bad news cannot be a good thing. Write on, Georg!

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 3/7/2008
Excellent response to Anessa's poem, Georg; you've outdone yourself! BRAVO, take a bow!! *clapping*

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in America, Karen Lynn in Texas. :D
Reviewed by Peter Kautsky 3/7/2008
easier said than done but wonderfully said, Pete
Reviewed by Bonnie May 3/7/2008
Oh George, I agree, your load gets lighter when you turn it over. Great write. Love, Bonnie
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 3/7/2008

A wise and souls' nourishing... "A Bag Full of Sorrows" shines.

In admiration,

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by JASMIN HORST SEILER 3/7/2008
The cross, it only brings happiness in its transformation, and your wise poem does express that me thinks, Blessings! Jasmin Horst
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 3/7/2008
Very well written, as always enjoyed dear man...stay safe and well....Hugss
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 3/7/2008
'Pockets can only hold so many sorrows' It is beautiful sentence!!!!!!!! 'Pockets are small, not too much space there to hold bigger sorrows that were pick up in life, only, should you will be pocketing all of them'---- BEAUTIFUL, VERY TALENTED!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Rebecca McKeehan 3/7/2008
Well said, well penned. Rebecca
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/7/2008
Georg -

Anessa inspires - as she has, you - powerfully penned response - well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by George Carroll 3/7/2008
Unfortunately some people hold onto sorrows much too long and are never able to enjoy life to its fullest.A smile is contagious so spread it around.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/7/2008
if you must carry anything…carry smiles

Now you're talkin, Brother. And those smiles are really light, too.
Reviewed by William Bonilla 3/7/2008
Well penned Georg
I leave my sorrows on the wings of a sparrow
so she may fly them away from me
To my never arrival of tomorrow.
Peace be with you Brother

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