For Salvaging My Dream…
Pecking computer keys in the wee hours
Few aware she even writes
Hunkered in the shadows
Defining herself by “other things”
Just a floundering girl
Filling her document folder
Material swiftly abandoned
Shock and awe
Wavering attention spans
Isolation gradually devouring
Until a one-dimensional figure
At pulsing cursor
Was the uninspired hull that remained…
Then I found YOU!
From every corner of the globe
Rejuvenating with spirited support
In this frenzy-paced world
YOU selflessly carve out a moment of your day
To read, offer feedback, and gracefully pass through with a loving nod
YOU hoist my bar higher each time
Whether near or far
Propels my heart
Fingers fluttering across keyboard
In creative rebirth
Delivered by your welcoming chorus
Yet I stand before you
Struggling to articulate…
How do I sufficiently thank
♥ CHERISHED READERS ♥
For Salvaging My Dream?
Aw, this gave me chills — so well done!
And what a great, gorgeous photo of you! I love the outfit, definitely something I’d wear 🙂
There you go, making my day again, Maryanne! Thank you…♥
Thanks so much for your beautiful tribute to the community! I wish you a wonderful weekend whether at home or in another corner of our small world. Hugs
It’s been percolating in my brain for some time now — Such a gift, this fabulous community of ours! Thanks so much for being an integral part. Sending huge hugs right back to YOU!! Happy Weekend. 🙂
Soaring, beautiful. Thank you. I agree with Mayanne–love the photo with you rockin’ the outfit in the gorgeous aperture. As Beyonce, the Golden Rule and others say: what goes around comes back around (hey). Cheers to you, baby. xoxo
Impossible to count the ways I adore my dearest Chloe…Suffice to say: I am deeply honored, inspired, touched — and oft times — speechless from the blessing of your generous friendship! XOXOXO
Thanks, Sunshine. Totally reciprocated. xoxo
Thank you for articulating a gratitude that I’ve never had the wisdom to acknowledge. Yes, my readers help in ways they’ll never know, and no! you are not merely a content provider! Loved the crossout of journalism too. Much love and respect and thanks to you, LL- Moskowitz
Aw, Dear Mosk, such benevolent elevation you provide. Heart thumping. Right back at YOU with respect-filled love!!
You are definitely appreciated as a writer, poet and supporter too. I totally relate to not being willing to call myself artist ( dead/ dying aspirations for both photography and writing). And then my readers started increasing, receiving support and comments etc. has breathed new life into me and my writing.
You constantly touch on the heart of the matter. Please keep sharing your poet’s soul and beauty! Blessings, Brad
Sometimes, just one hand reaching through the crowd is all it takes! I feel the same about you. You have brought so many insightful pieces to my doorstep, and (in spite of my emotional waterworks) 😉 your posts consistently shift my perspective for the better. Thank YOU!!
PS. Love the photo, the color, feel, interesting setting. Where was this taken?
Thanks, Brad! Taken in Krakow, Poland in the artsy-feeling entryway of our boutique hotel. I so love clever lighting…
Thanks for always dropping by with your sweetness…♥
This was a really sweet piece. I had no idea where you were going, but I was completely caught up in it.
You are very welcome!! Thanks for supporting us as well:)
Just write with your heart and people will read with their hearts as well…happy writing!!
Have a great weekend ahead~ Cheers!!! 😀
Thanks for being a part of those beautiful hearts! Please keep me posted on availability of globe necklace. I want… xo
Awww…thank you for being so sweet! Do have a marvelous Monday ahead! Cheers~ 😀
Great piece, and well written as usual.
Ever-respectful/talented/inspiring — WB…Thank you!
you just did … thank us … and you do each time you share a part of yourself through your words. It is we who should be thanking you for dreaming. Then again, dreams are meant to be shared and words and smiles and ….
Forget your unfettered kindness. I’m SO honored by your presence! BUT, snooping around your blog, I heard a rumor. Please don’t leave us — YOU have far too much to offer! Sleep on it and return with dreams and smiles anew…Please?
rumors spread fast, I did post that I was closing my blog, but I have decided to stay. I just went through a very devastating breakup tonight and didnt want anyone to see my pain … but … it should be obvious after recent posts.
Sorry to hear 😦 but glad you’re staying!! ♥
O, dear Lady of Luggage, a wonderful tribute to your adoring fans. I just loved your pic—-very hot! Keep blessing us with your writing. 🙂 Eric
Someone grab the garden hose — Granny’s on fire! 😳 Seriously? How sweet can you be?! You keep blessing me/us with your incredible work; I’ll be the one hyperventilating in an effort to keep up!
Congratulations on your award! Go to http://patinspire.org/2013/04/12/liebster-award/
💐 Thank YOU!!
Salvaged deams passed on to another,
dreamlike passion and devotion like no other.
unexpected depth in the eyes –
of a stranger that calls himself friend –
who has left but to prove his worth
when what is nigh –
is the end.
life of indifference, touched by tremling heart,
that only now,
where it all started.
Love your word, LL! Allways!
As I adore your words…When touched by unexpected depth and genuine heart, stranger becomes friend and the oppressive weight of pervasive indifference lightens. So love your perspective, my wandering soul!!
Stunning as the writer herself–kudos luggagelady!
Coming from my beautiful (inside and out!) Aina? Wow! Truly blessed — I am!
Coming from someone–beautiful inside and out–like you. Sorry about thé confusion, i never Knew my keypad is IN French. Nonetheless, i wish you all thé best. Thanks!
No confusion whatsoever! You are too sweet and I so appreciate you!
thank you sweetheart, xoxo = )
This is so beautiful, more than you realize. Words of thankfulness that are so difficult to articulate because words just don’t seem sufficient, yet you have done it. Thank you for being the wonderful you that you are. XXXOOO Sheri
Sounds a lot like YOU, Sweet Sheri: “so beautiful — more than you realize”…
I count my blessings of grand fortune each time I read one of your delectable posts! Thanks for embodying “The Other Side of Ugly” in such an ethereal manner!! Love Always, Shauna
Shauna I send you soooo much love right now my beautiful friend!
The words here touched me so much. It echoes goodness, the true value of friendship and appreciation for such a community as ours. Wishing you all the best, LL. I must add that you look stunning in that outfit 🙂
Dear Uzoma, Your presence makes this community the incredibly enriching place that it is! So appreciate YOUR gift of words and thank you for your (blush-rendering) kindness! 🙂
beautiful writing and photo! Enjoy !
Thank YOU for putting a smile in my heart!!
I’m so sorry I’ve not been by in a while. I hate when Life gets in the way, or rather when I allow it to keep me from the things I love, one of which is coming here for gentle guidance and inspiration. Thank you for being Open and making our Journeys a little brighter. Love this post. Peace.
No apology necessary whatsoever! I struggle with the same…Love that we have one another regardless. And I am ALWAYS thrilled to find your latest posts waiting in my inbox! 🙂
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How many of us GOT this? Every line felt like velcro to my heart! Nodding our heads we all had to have read this one to the very last word! Great work! Glad I am one of the ones who KNOW you write! 😉
Oh how I love the magic of connecting with beautiful kindred spirits like YOU. Thank you for the gentle loving embrace you extend so effortlessly! ♥
this is amazingly profound and introspective; I have often felt the same in my drifting from shore to shore of things unknown.
The genuine kindheartedness of humanity has left me stunned at times…Had I not been drifting between those beautiful shorelines, I fear I may have missed these incredible encounters. Sometimes, it’s just a smile shared, but the cumulative impact buoys beyond measure! Thanks for being a part of this wonderful experience!! 🙂
Nicely put. I don’t know what it was… the universe suggested I should come back for a visit. Glad I did. Really like the balance in this post.
Oh, thank you so much for dropping back by my old baggage claim! …and leading my to your corner of the world! 🙂
rare is it that thoughts transform images of beauty inside …through-out to outside
you have a wonderful gift and you share it well….
I will enjoy wandering through the adventures of life you paint with your words….
I am truly humbled by your kindness. Thanks for leading me to your introspective views of life. I like your “about” page so much I’m going back to read it again! 🙂 What a blessing to have the privilege of your visit!!
Beautiful tribute Shauna. I don’t know how I missed it the first time!
May we continue to inspire and uplift each other. Happy New Year! Brad