Suitcase

March 15, 2011
By LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
42 articles 11 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"


I remember when I was five.
The big, black suitcase sat
Waiting patiently by the door
While the tall, large man stood,
Bent over, struggling
To break away the little, fragile arms
Wrapped tightly around his legs.
Begging the same man I once knew,
"Daddy, don't go."
Twelve years later, he's still gone,
Not bodily, but heart and mind.
Even now, he's not so tall
But he still stores
The big, black suitcase
In his closet, just in case.



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on May. 24 2014 at 4:52 pm
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
42 articles 11 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

I just now checked my teenink account and found this beautiful response.  Thank you so much for your words!

on Apr. 16 2012 at 2:06 pm
Nicole67 PLATINUM, Indianola, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday, someone will walk into your life and make you realize why it never worked out with anyone else."
"we often put up walls not to keep people out, but to see who cares to get through"
“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”

That just gave me goosebumps!! Although it is a sad poem it made me so happy to read because of your amazing writing skills and word choice. Keep writing! and please read and comment on my work. :)


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