james watkin

Gold Star - 29,291 Points (26/4/65 / Melbourne Australia)

The Burden Of A Blessing - Poem by james watkin

The burden of a blessing.
Life, as something owed
To someone. In guilts worked off
Sweating of its goad!

In a slave's beholden mood
Tipping the balance
For overstatement! God hailed
On knees not by chance!

Child knows it for gift, given.
With no strings, rope-grown
Of an unworthiness bound.
Joys in its worn crown.

Topic(s) of this poem: life, religious

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 14, 2019

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