Miss Thang

Man's Burden - Poem by Miss Thang

I know your burden is heavy as you wait for relief.
You lay in the bed praying just for some peace.
You have a world of responsibility upon you
Trying to be sure that you always do
Whatever it takes to do for everyone else
Too much pride to ask for some help.
You don’t want to disappoint anyone you love
As you close your eyes praying to God above.
To strengthen you and give you the ability
To use you in all the ways you know He needs.
I know it’s overwhelming and tiring too
All the things you feel expected to do.
I look at you with eyes of respect
Watching you trying to balance and reflect.
You see the needs of all the people around you
And constantly envisioning what to do.
You spend hours upon hours trying to please everyone
And yet you never feel like your work is ever done.
I know you don’t get the response you deserve
For all you do as you continue to serve.
And if you haven’t heard it enough
I want to be the one to hold you up.
To encourage and uplift you, praise you and love you
While you pour out your heart into all that you do.
I see the goal and I see the light
As you try and you try to get the kids right
Drained, exhausted, tired and sore
From the yolk of each child’s burden you bore.
Be uplifted my love, even in your weakest hour.
Never allow Satan to steal or devour
The hope you possess or the joy that you bring
Providing support while it’s on you that they lean
You are the rock, the foundation on which they build.
Resurrecting young dreams that were trampled or killed.
Their teacher, their mentor, their friend
The one thing on which they know they can depend.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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