Roisin Duffy

BURDEN


I’ve carried this burden for far too long,

today is the day I lay it down.

I’ve dragged the damn thing up this hill

for far too many days,

and now it’s time to leave it where

it really should have stayed.

At the bottom.

If I’d only known years ago,

that a burden is only a boulder you shoulder,

I might have had the sense

to say, no thanks, I’ll pass.

I’ll let some other martyr carry the load,

while I skip lighter, on up the road.

I’m done with boulders.


copyright Roisin Duffy

Title: BURDEN

Price: €400.

Artist & Poet

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Size: 16” x 16”.