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Old Baggage


All the old baggage of yesterday

I have thrown it over my back

now it can only encourage me

not to ever look back

Backward living has no victory

there is no glory to achieve

all the old baggage of yesterday

I have given it eternal reprieve

From holding me back

blocking my view

encumbering the peace within

I have service to give

to live my present moment

to draw from the height of my day

I allow this one mind to accelerate my glory state

and now I ascend

I rise to the top of my life (not yours)

and leave old baggage behind

©Gloria Lawson Sylvester


-Gloria Lawson Sylvester

“I am my ancestors and a Sacred African Woman Elder appreciating my value and service to the global community. The expression of my worth comes through the arts of poetry, visual art, music, and professional speaking.”

Profile: An author, poet, professional speaker, workshop presenter, and appointed Poet Laureate of the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel in 2000, Gloria published her first book of poetry, Prelude A Demonstration of Life (2000) and College Planning and Funding Handbook (1994), acted as Poet-in-Residence in private and public schools (including special education students) teaching character development principles through her personal project, Self-Empowerment Through Poetry. Gloria will be publishing two books of poetry in 2018, including one for children.

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