Reasons Poem

Reasons Poem By Sue Ellson

Reasons Poem

By Sue Ellson


How many reasons
Over so many seasons
Do I carry on this journey
That challenge my destiny


What right do I have
To make my excuses
I’ve overcome so many
Unjust abuses


My hard fought freedom
Has been won through loss
My eternal soul
Can bear any cross


When I wake
With eyes anew
I will forgive my indulgence
And find a new way through


Tears may be shed
As I let those reasons go
They no longer serve me
When I am in flow


Nourished by faith
And dreams of possibility
I dance my dreams
With fervour and humility


With reasons shed
I’ve paid my fee
So now it’s time
To truly be


The term ‘baggage’ is often used as a descriptor for the emotional energy we carry around with us. It can be past disappointments, challenges, loss, frustration, abuse and more. Yes, we are often told to ‘let go’ or to ‘forgive’ but that is not always easy. In my view, if we dig a little deeper, there is sometimes a ‘reason’ we keep carrying this baggage. As a way to define how we operate at present until we can move beyond it.

I would like to think that I am only carrying a small backpack and that one day, I will be able to even leave that backpack behind (or at least the emotional content within it) and look out to sea with a clear heart, mind, body and soul.

I do believe that as we get older, we have a choice. To keep collecting baggage, or to find a way to release it. I release my reasons in a number of ways, including theta healing with Jenner Miller from Theta Freedom, through dancing, walking, talking, reflecting, processing, analysing, swearing, crying – well in fact in many different ways depending on the issue. I still long for certain things, but I am not going to let my past reasons stop me from living my best life possible. With love, Sue Ellson 🙂

Photo is of my backpack on the beach at Black Rock, Melbourne, Victoria on Monday 8 June 2020.

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