Monday, February 20, 2017

The Baggage Shipment--By Sara Kendrick--United States

The Baggage Shipment

Crossing the mighty ocean wide
Flinty, determined soul was she
Longing to be Sugar Daddy's bride.
In her homeland, none could see
Any good qualities that be

Maybe if there was a dowry
A marriage could have been arranged
He did not know there was a bounty
Nor that his bride was quite deranged
And all his money to be exchanged

His bride was on the passenger ship
Her baggage aboard Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
That should have been a signal ~relationship snip
The wedding over, destruction casually
set in, his funds transferred rampantly

*This is about a woman who was poor and thought only of money and self.  A Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is a military cargo carrier which can transport 118 tons of equipment therefore a whole lot of emotional baggage.

Sara Kendrick married young and had a family soon after. After her last child went to school, she decided to pursue her GED. A gentlemen who worked with the GED program encouraged her to enroll in college.  She worked part time and cared for her family in addition to her studies. She graduated from Mercer University. Several years ago, after a health crisis, she started writing poetry. 


  1. Dear Sara,
    Thank you for this poem that uses rhyme effectively to convey a powerful message.

  2. Sara,I was a bit confused until I read of charitor who the story was about, then was very pleased about the excelent presentation and script. Thanks for sharing this.