Crushed by a burden too heavy to bear,
broken by a fall down the poverty stair.
Wearied by the struggle to stay alive,
hanging by a gossamer thread to survive.
Weakened by the strain on a weary heart,
I am finished and yet I never got to start.
Shelby I. Courtland
©2013 Shelby I. Courtland
This poem was inspired by http://deconstructingmyths.com/2013/12/26/the-unbearable-heaviness-of-being/ Jeff Nguyen
Thank you Jeff for the heartfelt work that you do and for inspiring me in more ways than I can count!