Loves Burden



So strong of body, muscle defying steel,

so Stoic of nature, head defying, what the heart might feel.


So focused, the path, so well defined,

so measured the steps, the ladders he’s climbed.


She smiled at him, the sun falling on ice,

she held him in her arms, a heart skipped twice, thrice.


She spoke to him, of mice and men,

she changed the course, the best laid plans, of women.


What could have been, maybe, maybe still can,

what options remain, imprisoned in her plan.


He often ponders, what might have been,

he struggles with what ifs, opportunities unseen.


He sinks to lows, never thought of when,

he was strong of will, he never needed to pretend.


How did a life, go so far astray?

how can the cost come due, each and every day.


How far off course, how far from home,

how can this love burden, one who is so alone.









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