Carry On

"Please report any unattended luggage."

“Please report any unattended luggage.” (Photo credit: ToastyKen)

As the traveler sat waiting and waiting for his flight out of there,
he heard over and over that recorded statement
from the Feds by the guy whose authoritative voice
they want to sound like God. You know,
to scare you straight. He thought by the tenth time,
the voice actually sounded like a game show announcer.
Everyone knows God sounds like Johnny Cash, he mused.
He must have heard that stentorian spiel
twenty or thirty times more telling him
to leave untouched any baggage he might come across.
And never, ever carry anything for another person.
No problem, he thought. He already left behind
so much of everyone else’s baggage, even his own,
months ago. It all just became too heavy to carry.
Now he traveled light and kept everything he really needed
in that small bag against his chest. Inside his chest.
He was only too happy to declare that with a smile
when he finally arrived at his destination.

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6 thoughts on “Carry On

  1. This is very poignant, dear Joe….and so good to offload heavy baggage. Way too much for anyone to carry…loved the sentiment in this…”Now he traveled light and kept everything he really needed
    in that small bag against his chest” Lovely *hugs* 🙂 xoxo

  2. Love this Joe, you had me chuckling with ‘Everyone knows God sounds like Johnny Cash, he mused.’ and such a lovely twist to a heartfelt declaration!

    Thanks for sharing such a lovely write 🙂

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