• Everything I own
      I wish I could fit it all in
      And walk the road in freedom
      Because freedom is not a destination
      But a state of mind

    • A remember barely opening my eyes. I was so tired. I didn’t think I could make it out of bed. Somehow I found the energy. Maybe it was the smell of pancakes that gave me that extra motivation to raise my head off my pillow. Or maybe it was my dad pounding on the door. There was n sleeping in, in a military family. It was the first day of school. And as I stood in front of the door after putting on all of my first day of school clothes my dad asked If I was ready. Work time I screamed as I ran down the street. My backpack was wide open and so went a trail of my excitement following me from the house. By the time I got to school everything was already gone. Inside the classroom, my teacher asked the class if we were ready. I would have said work time, but I left all my work at home.

    • “put that sac back
      and get a backpack
      black – not bushwhack”
      he starts to backtrack but gets caught up playing blackjack
      in comes the lumberjack on horseback
      he’s eating flapjack flavored crackerjacks
      asking about his black backpack
      I say “not yet, Max”
      and we play jacks to pass the time, joking and trading wisecracks
      my partner still hasn’t returned – the eternal amnesiac
      the lumberjack’s patience has fallen with a thwack
      I expect an axe attack
      but he just got up, left, and gave us negative feedback

    • I can fit at least a month’s worth of my life into my backpack. Like, I wouldn’t need anything else. It always fascinates me how you can have so much shit strewn about and pack it all up into your backpack and it fits. If only I could have fit you in there. Maybe then, I could retrieve you now that you’ve gone away.

    • Everything I owned was confined to a single bag that I was carrying on my shoulders. That said a lot about me. When a person decided to leave all the distractions and stressors of the world and take all their worldly possessions, they should have more than just a single bag, yet that was all I had as I hopped on a bus out of town, everything important to me packed away neatly.

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backpack pack

    • A pack on your back its a backpack! my lovely backpack will tell me the way, i can t find anything today Oh! wait my backpack holds it all silly backback

    • I watched the strap of my backpack hang low on the hook. It dangled, that single thread did. That singular, lonely attachment tethered to the mass it had once been sewn into. Taut and worn, it hung on for dear life, fighting to the very last fiber.

    • My worldly positions kept or shall i say crammed neatly(ya right …lol) into the linings of a garment called a …backpack

    • People always assume in my line of work a backpack would come in handy. I always disagree. Backpacks are cumbersome and require you remove them to retrieve your gear. Vests are, by far, the superior accessory for the man on the go.

    • She had everything in there. Everything that mattered to her was in that strappy bag on her back. Nothing else was out there in the world that she could call her own. She walked under each street lamp as it illuminated her face and the world in short little spots every twenty feet or so. She remembered all she had left. All of her things in the world were on her back.