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Nicholas Acosta

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The Burden

The burden that we all carry
The burden that weighs us down
The burden that we all must face
The burden that I must face alone
But must I truly face it alone?
If there are so many people I know,
Surely one must be willing to help?
We walk a path of solitude when we face this burden
We all do, not to a fault of our own,
But the burden, this weight, decides our fate,
We all must stand strong and endure,
For this burden will pass when we decide it to be
But must I truly be alone for it?
I'll need to figure it out but for now, I will stand by myself,
Facing this burden with no one to turn to but me,
Isn't this what I wanted, to prove my strength?
I don't know but this burden must go,
And if I shall follow it out, that is my path and I accept it,
For now and forever, my burden is you...

Submitted: Friday, January 04, 2013
Edited: Friday, January 04, 2013

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The Burden is not supposed to be a person, when i wrote it, i was thinking about the burden being a personal obstacle thats stopping me from doing something.

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