Weight of Feelings #atozchallenge #poetry #photography


I felt the weight of Atlas

precariously balanced on my shoulders

a lifetime fit into

that cupful of moments


So many things remembered

others eternally forgotten

the grimace of anguish



on my heart


A wax casting

would never hold fast the sorrow

Sadly, if it cracked

so would the dam

that held  the reservoir of emotions at bay


I would drown instantly from the deluge

“Better to suffer years

of waxen apathy”

the seer whispers “then to…


At that moment

the power of the deluge



my pain


Words: A necessary part of every poet’s verse. It’s not the number of them that counts but the meaning ascribed to each and every one.



“Poetry is the spontaneous outflow of powerful feelings: it takes its origins from emotion recollected in tranquility. “

William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads, 1802

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2014]

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