Fiona Burgess

Rookie (22 June 1983 / South Africa)

I'M Tired - Poem by Fiona Burgess

I’m tired, I’m tired of being strong,
When everyone else needs me to be
I’m tired of holding back my dreams
So someone else can be free
I’m tired of putting on a brave face
And holding back my tears
I’m tired of picking up the pieces
Of someone else’s fears
I’m tired of keeping up appearances
And walking in someone else’s shade
I’m tired of going the extra mile
To help someone else get made
I’m tired of accepting the blame
For other peoples errors
I’m tired or being the one to pay
Hello? I have my own terrors
The kind that visit in the night
And hold my dreams at bay
The kind that whisper in my ear
Through out the sunlit day
I have my own fears,
And more than enough sadness of my own
Do I have to have everyone else’s too
Why do I have to stand alone
I’m here for all my friends
I’m here for them all the time
But sometimes I just wish
They could be there for mine.
Maybe I should go away
Far from the troubles and strife
Somewhere I can be alone
Far from the burdens of life
Maybe I think one day I’ll do that
One day when I’m dead and buried
I’ll finally find my peace of mind
When across the river of souls I’m ferried.
But till such time as that comes to pass
When you need me I’ll be here
I’ll be strong for you, if you need me to
And ill soothe away all your fear
I’ll cast to the wind all your doubts,
And I’ll protect your battered soul
I'll restrain my fears and all my tears
Just so you can be whole
I won’t begrudge you these acts of mine
I’ll give them without reserve
All I ask is little in return
But no more than I deserve.


Comments about I'M Tired by Fiona Burgess

  • Francois Hoon (6/11/2007 1:17:00 PM)

    Dissatisfaction in love... It's hard to choose duty over fullfillment, it's like a place of imprisonment. Well written! (Report)Reply

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  • Lesa K (11/10/2006 1:35:00 PM)

    Beautiful and well-written... It deserves a 10. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 10, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, November 10, 2010


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