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New Poem: “Heavy”

Heavy

Earl Stewart, Jr.

 

What a strange and foreign thing this life is

With its subtle twists and turns

With its ins and outs over and above

With the lessons one is pre-destined to learn.

Yes, we experience the experience over and yet again each day

As we consummate our routine, as we motion along the way.

But, my, how heavy that way can become

How heavy indeed it may

Like a burden pressing on the conscious heart

Increasing afterload

Making the flowing action of time

Impede with every undue pressure, its every notion and node

Like a day turned into night

In the midst of utter fright

As the scary undertones of time

Make mention of a heavy might now become light

Things can get heavy.

Heavy, real fast.

But the destiny of things called heavy

Is that in the morning, they let up what they carry.

They don’t tarry.

They won’t ever last.

Those sleepless nights, those days of pain

Those ever-tiring, lame, and insurmountable games

The tears cried in and out of season

The fears fostered, many without a reason

The betrayals of trust, the nagging lusts

The fornicating mind, that unrelentingly kind

The sin of sin, both yours and mine

Make it heavy.

Yet, He came.

Burdens got easy.

Yokes became light.

He ministered and preached,

Taught us that everything is going to be alright.

Heavy must flee.

Heavy can’t be.

Heavy, you see,

Is but an erratic necessity.

So, things will get heavy.

Heavy, real fast.

But the destiny of things called heavy

Is that in the morning, they let up what they carry.

They don’t tarry.

They won’t ever last.

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