Rani Turton

This Burdened Heart

This burdened heart speaks low but clear
That today destiny’s lanes are not very clear;
That pain, like rain, can mist up the eyes
That clouds, like pain can block out the skies

That somewhere else my heart wants to go
There are dreams and all I had to forego
Burdening my heart: where lies happiness
If my mind lies elsewhere, oscillating and vacillating:
Restrained and constrained, layers within layers
Life is but a stage and we are the players
But also when total liberty beckons, perplexed
My soul is vanquished, there are no walls to demolish
No mountains to climb, no one to care;
Nobody to say, nobody at all
“Not now, not like this, not this time”
That somewhere in this century we are alone, bewildered,
Abandoned, that we are
Parts of burdened hearts, that lie lost, thrown aside
Neglected, dejected, rejected
That there are no signposts on the crumbling way.

This burdened heart stops and starts
Carries on, bump-a-lump; will not give up
Life is but a brimming cup.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 8, 2008
Poem Edited: Saturday, December 12, 2009

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  • Ashraful MusaddeqAshraful Musaddeq (9/19/2008 4:44:00 PM)

    Wonderfully composed poem. The last stanza is very nice.10+

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  • Broken Peaces (6/19/2008 2:36:00 AM)

    This is a little sad but so well put together, felt a lot in common with this piece 10 Chris

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    eyes brimming with tears if life is a brimming cup, touching poem 10

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