What to Keep

by Belinda Munoz on May 26, 2011

If life lingers past corporeal fate
what baggage passes through the gate?

Not skinny bones, not seeds unsown,
nor palace filled with jeweled thrones.

Most things can be shared, borrowed,
given away. What’s meant for safekeeping?

Fond memories, gratitude, doing/feeling good,
warmth that makes a heart swell.
Breeze through byways to the next

For G-Man’s FF55 and for Melissa’s Six Word Friday (KEPT).


{ 27 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Olivia May 26, 2011 at 11:35 pm

What an enchanting 55!
A real storm of emotions n feelings thrown in.. beautiful!!

Weekend Hugs xox


2 ayala May 27, 2011 at 4:14 am

Belinda, beautiful as always. The only baggage that we leave behind is our energy and good things that changed others. Love this !


3 brian May 27, 2011 at 4:20 am

nice. waht can we take with us…nothing…and not too much in a hurry to get there…so much to do here..


4 Tessa May 27, 2011 at 5:53 am

This is so lovely to read as I feel in a constant state of letting go these days. xo


5 Mama Zen May 27, 2011 at 6:54 am

Well done!


6 G-Man May 27, 2011 at 7:09 am

Well put!!
I just Love Insightful 55’s
You Rock The Planet….
Thanks for playing My Friend, and have a Kick Ass Week-End…G


7 hedgewitch May 27, 2011 at 7:23 am

Yep, have to agree–the more we accumulate, the more we have to lose, and none of it is transportable through those doors. Liked your 55 v. much.


8 Brook May 27, 2011 at 7:31 am

your words are such treasures
similar theme as mine this week
but you said it much better


9 Talon May 27, 2011 at 7:44 am

This is lovely and so true, Belinda. All the really important things we carry inside.


10 Caroline May 27, 2011 at 8:07 am

Oh wow, Talon said it well. We take nothing with us, but what we’ve kept in our hearts.


11 Alice Audrey May 27, 2011 at 8:44 am

It kind of brings the question; “If I alone can pass the gate, then with is I?”


12 Alice Audrey May 27, 2011 at 8:45 am

Didn’t make much sense, did that. Sigh. Typical for me.


13 Belinda May 27, 2011 at 8:50 am

Of course you make sense, Alice. Love your stories.


14 Kate B May 27, 2011 at 9:33 am

“not seeds unsown” . . . love that! What truth!


15 Christine @ Coffees & Commutes May 27, 2011 at 10:06 am

This is just pure awesome Belinda.


16 Melissa May 27, 2011 at 10:41 am

Doing good, giving thanks: take these.


17 ChefKar May 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Keeping it simple ~ a beautiful 55 with simplicity at its core…that and doing good deeds. A nice reminder for living well with integrity.

Here’s mine: Friday Flash 55 ~ Doing Time


18 Monkey Man May 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

Beautiful sentiments for moving on.


19 Adrienne May 27, 2011 at 3:58 pm

Not seeds unsown ~ such a call to empty ourselves of all that we have to give!
This is lovely.


20 Rudri Bhatt Patel @ Being Rudri May 27, 2011 at 5:27 pm

Charming combination of words. As always, a pleasure to visit this space.


21 Sara May 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm

So much meaning that I kept reading it again and again.


22 Mel Gallant May 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

Me too. I really like this post. :)


23 Jingle May 27, 2011 at 8:26 pm

very thought provoking words.
Happy Friday.


24 christine May 28, 2011 at 10:51 am

Words to ponder, keeping it real, our legacy will be what we did with our time, not how we spent it.


25 Arts Web Show May 29, 2011 at 6:40 pm

That is an excellent message.
We should safekeep pride too, even if it is technically a sin


26 Madeleine Begun Kane May 29, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Beautifully emotional.


27 Marci | Liberating Choices May 30, 2011 at 5:48 am

Beautiful. I was just thinking about this after being redirected to our basement for tornado drills. I was thinking about what I’d bring with me, if we lost everything. Did I really want to hover over my material items or would I always have what was most important with me? In the middle of writing a post on this :)


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