What Must Go (Poetry)

“What Must Go” is a reflection on how much junk I had laying around my house that I put into poetic form in mid-February 2015.

Too many things
Which should stay?
Which should go?
Property is a curious thing
All I want to own is my words
But, once they are read
They are yours, as well

Collected so much
In my years on this earth
Too much sentiment tied
To many simple trinkets
Bits, bobs, odds, and ends
Gathering dust in neglect
What value do they have left?

There are things of utility
That are useful to own
These we seem to part 
With more easily than these
Intrinsically useless things
Why is this exactly?
I’m guilty of it myself

I only want to own
Whatever I need most
I must leave so much behind
But, what am I truly leaving?
I must realize want vs need
It’s an important skill to learn
So many things must go

~ Amelia <3


Writing words, spreading love, Amelia Desertsong primarily writes creative nonfiction articles, as well as dabbling in baseball, Pokemon, Magic the Gathering, and whatever else tickles her fancy.
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