i feel the sadness of the world sitting firmly on my heart,
emotions stifled, rifled, rent and worn, from the start.
i feel the sadness of the world fitted firmly on my back,
staggering, stumbling, i take a step onto the aimless track.
i feel the sadness of the world pressing, pounding in my head,
thoughts of maudlin madness, thinking unsoundly, full of dread.
i feel the sadness of the world stinging, burning my eyes,
seeing, watching, staring, lonely, lonesome tears and cries.
i feel the sadness of words ringing loudly in my ears,
sounding, resounding, hearing the woeful voices of the years.
i feel the sadness of the world pulling profoundly on my soul,
powerful passions, pulsing, probing, plundering, leave me un-whole.
i feel the sadness of the world placed implacably in the center of my palms,
weighted worries, willful, woeful, and wieldy, positioned without qualms.
i feel the sadness of the world dragging, draped around my feet,
toes, soles, and heels hemmed in, hampered wandering in defeat.
© 2013 ajwrites57
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