Monday, June 1, 2009

The Burden, part II

In my last post, I mentioned that I dealt with this in HS. This is what I wrote after that whole episode.

There’s a burden on my shoulders
That no one else can feel
There’s a burden on my shoulders
Intangible, yet so real

The burden is so heavy
It’s a yoke I cannot bear
The burden is so heavy
I’d drop it if I dared

The burden tries to beat me
But I won’t let it win
The burden tries to beat me
But I’ll fight it to el fin*

The burden tries to get me down
I can’t let it succeed
The burden tries to get me down
It cannot make me bleed

The burden battles to the death
Be it its or mine
The burden battles to the death
Yet walks the finest line

The burden has followed me
Through the life I’ve known
The burden has followed me
It won’t leave me alone

The burden will not go away
For life it’s here with me
The burden will not go away
So I’ll just let it be

*Yes, I know the Spanish is a little out of place, but may I remind you that I wrote this in 11th grade right before I took the Spanish regents

3 comments:

staying afloat said...

Beautiful. I'd love to share it with my mother's group. Have you read "Set me free"? I forget who wrote it, but it's about seminary girls and how they learn perspective on challenges. I found it rewarding- and I'm far from a seminary girl.

chavamf said...

SA - feel free to share. No, I never read it, but now that I know about it, I'll try. It sounds like a very good book. Thanks for the referral.

Staying Afloat said...

Thanks, and no problem. I'm enjoying reading your perspectives.

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