"EMPTY YOURSELF"

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Don't carry more than you can take, first you'll bend, then you'll you'll break.

Submitted: September 14, 2014

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A sagging face,
the wan look

OH! The toll of it all
you took.
Eyes droop
In a sullen glaze.
You can't see
from the cataract haze.
Your leathered skin
inclined in a weathered brow.
Like you've been run over
by a retractable plow.
Each wrinkle
a taut chink.
Your lead filled belly
so heavy, that you sink.
A tight, heaving
sunken chest
streched beyond its limit,
badly compressed.
Carrying all the weight
on hunched shoulders.
Bent over you feel
that much older.
Hands clenched
in mounded fists
hang unsupported
by weary wrists.
Badly beaten
on your little caboose.
Smoke filled, steaming
running rampant, on the loose.
Needing desperately
to abate!
Empty yourself some baggage
You're carrying too much freight.
 


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