Spring Cleaning

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Personal (Hope)

 
My soul needs to unpacked
like the overstuffed boxes
in the cluttered corner,
too heavy to move on my own.
 
My heart needs to be uplifted
like the dust on the surfaces
and cobwebs in the ceilings
of this temperamental room.
 
Why did I let my life get like this?
I let everything build up around me
until I was lost within the pile
and overwhelmed by the chaos.
 
I need to pick up the pieces of my life
thrown into the crooks of my mind
so they would be forgotten but
their presence is still evident. 
 
I need to do some spring cleaning:
reorganize my thoughts and discard
the junk that’s been collecting
in the attic of misguided worries.

Rewrite 2012

My soul needs to be unpacked
like the overstuffed boxes
in the cluttered corner,
too heavy to move on my own.

My heart needs to be uplifted
like the dust on the surfaces
and cobwebs in the ceilings
of this temperamental room.

Why did I let my life get like this?
I let everything build up around me
until I was lost within the pile
and overwhelmed by the chaos.

I need to sort through the secrets;
discover the hidden places of my mind
where I buried the blessings
and displayed the deplorable pain.

I need to do some spring cleaning:
reorganize my thoughts and discard
the junk that’s been collecting
in the attic of misguided worries.

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