Weight of Feelings #atozchallenge #poetry #photography


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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

permanently

scored

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

breaks

through

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.

~Me

***

“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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