Kevin Bower

Stand Tall - Poem by Kevin Bower

There is a weight on my shoulders
It feels a lot like boulders
Pieces of the earth and moon
I fear they will crush me soon
Always getting heavier
Never getting lighter

The strain is almost too much
So I start looking for a clutch
Something to keep me from my fall
To help me stay standing tall
When I start looking to all who care
All I get back is a blank stare

With each look of rejection
I have a moment of reflection
Realizing the weight I carry
Is not all mine to ferry
They look at me with bright eyes
Because they don’t see the disguise

I see from where the weight has come
Each friend has given me some
So, it’s no surprise to me
That they watch and let me be
It may be partly the fault of my own
For these are the seeds I have sown

I take the burdens of others
And try fix all the blunders
I do this not because I have to
Rather because it’s what I can do
No matter what, I cannot fall
For they look to me, as I stand tall

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

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