I Carry - A poem by Roli Edema

Hi There! This is my poem called I carry.

It is based around the ideas of 'things' that each of us carry every day, some knowingly and some unknowingly. It looks at both tangible and intangible and tangible possessions, the tangible things being physical items that you can touch and the intangible items such as emotions, that are more abstract. My poem looks at how both of these things combine to affect a person, how our personal burdens build who we are.

The inspiration for my poem was the collection of short stories: 'The Things They Carried', by Tim O'Brien.

I Carry

I carry my books and I carry my bags

I carry hopes and I carry plans

Synthesizing ideas and solutions

Ever-growing knowledge, will command my finger

and paint my future

I will experience, I will advance.

 

I carry green tea and I carry my brain

I carry silence…

Pain amidst ecstasy and liberation

Empty wisdom and meditation

Peeling into the layers of my soul

I will ponder; I will pretend.

 

I carry clenched fists and a menacing glare

I carry fury, I'm ready to scare

'Count to ten and let it go!'

Impossible.

I submit to anger- the merciless puppeteer

I will bite badly, with fangs of revenge.

 

I carry chocolates and I carry a rose

I am gowned in love, adorned with

intense affection

It seems there are good people on this earth

Those who care and never leave

I will open my heart. I will bury my doubt.

 

 

I carry keys, I carry my credit card

I carry responsibility and the will to act

Like a mother hen, I will protect

Never will I my duties neglect

I will carry life and love all the way to the grave

I will prosper.

 

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