My shoulders bear the burden
Of a love lost in dust
Of the weight held since birth
Of the lack in my heart
Of the hole in my belly.

My shoulders ache with the pain
Of too many “should’s” and “I must”
Of a life small and quiet
Of a voice silenced like rust.

My shoulders creak and moan
From the load slowing me down
From the goal seen but never found
From the dream losing its sheen.

My shoulders never let up
From an ache deep within
From the lack of warmth and love
From the few and far cuddles let in.

My shoulders now wearily try
To lift my Soul, one more time
To the sky I see
The ocean I dream.

My shoulders lead me on to
The sisters I need to embrace
The brothers I am ready to face and
The community where my heart aches
At home at last to my Soul-mates.

© Angela Dunning, 19 December 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s