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Burdens
by George M Jackson

Wednesday, April 13, 2005
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My heart is too weak for the burden it holds, a


Weight that grows with each passing day, and


I often wonder if I were to set it down before her


Now, would she touch my face, perhaps smile and


Say yes I know how it is you feel, as women often


Seem to know these things, regardless of the walls


 


Men try and build as a means to hide that which


Should not be hidden, the torments of walking


Alone beside the ones we love, stealing glances


To reflect upon later when the night comes down


Like a vale of tears, and the winds of April hold


Council with the gloaming of our troubled souls


 


But I should not portend what other may do as


A means to divert from what I hold within, and


Why must loving another feel like such a crime


That I cannot simply tell her, out of a fear that


Something so pure and right could topple our


Friendship like a house of flimsy cards? And


 


Sometimes it occurs to me that it should not be


This way, because the uncertainty as to how she


Feels in turn, in her secret heart, adds to the weight


I carry, knowing that I love her enough to face any


Possibility, to be grateful that I can walk beside her


As a friend, regardless of how much I truly love her


 


And there is no greater burden, than to hope in vain…


 


END


 


“Burdens”


 

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Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 12/16/2005
Another great write to review and understand completly. Burdens is deep and something we all have had or will have someday. The title alone is deep.
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/14/2005
Excellent write... "fear of rejection" is a curse we shouldn't live with... I don't want to grow old wondering... "What if?"
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/14/2005
There is no greater burden than to hope in vain, but there is also nothing sadder than giving up on one's dreams.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/13/2005
I don't think she would breakup her friendship with you....because she loves you already as a friend....and her love and friendship might be stronger than you think!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Dawn Richerson 4/13/2005
absolutely, positively brilliant. I'm keeping it, George... gotta be one of my top two or three from you. Dawn
Reviewed by jude forese 4/13/2005
exceptionally well written, George ...
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/13/2005
nicely done
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/13/2005
Outstanding George, This is excellent. You expressed this perfectly.

Reindeer
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/13/2005
I agree with George C.!This is another fine example of your
power with the pen George! Superb poem!

Eileen
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/13/2005
Faint heart does not capture fair maiden. I would be very surprised if you told her you loved her and expressed your inner most feelings for her, that she would up and leave you. Quite the contrary, maybe she is waiting for you to tell her you love her. Go for it. Even if she does not feel the same way, I don't think she would breakup her friendship with you, over it.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/13/2005
oh, george, this is so sad! are you okay?? i hope so; you are in my prayers! well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in tx., karen lynn. :(
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