Weight of the World ©

I feel the weight of the world pushing me down,
the pressure overwhelming.
It threatens to break me,
threatens to tear me to pieces.
Not sure if I’m able to hold on,
less sure that I can just let go.
Somehow I’m missing a balance,
a balance that could make this weight lighter.
But I guess some things are meant to weigh heavy,
like the drops of rain that seem to want to drown me.
I find myself looking to the skies for some sign,
even just a glimpse of something brighter,
cause the darkness from these clouds just wont let up.
It’s becoming harder to breathe.
The air is steadily becoming thicker,
it begins to suffocate me,
and I want to cry out and scream,
but when I open my mouth,
i hear the sound of nothing.
It must be these emotions that built up.
They have a way of silencing me.
Perhaps its a little too late to cry out for help,
cause no one seems to be able to hear me,
and I begin to doubt they can even see me.
Feeling so alone in my misery,
with this weight from the world constantly on my back. ©


  • markFairaday
    markFairadayalmost 5 years ago

    this is a nice write. remember to smile in the mirror and you will always see beauty. and always look on the bright side of life;

  • Thanks mark… and I hear ya… the dark days always eventually pass and the only way to stay strong through all the tough stuff is to remind ourselves that there still is positive things in life, and that all is not lost until we just totally give up… which I have no plans on doing… I’ve come this far already; no use wasting all the hard work I’ve done to be where I am in my life. I will always fight through anything I have to because I know eventually I will be okay again. Thanks again for your kind encouragement, sometimes we all just need someone to put it in perspective for us. : )

    – Shanna J. S. Dunlap

  • markFairaday
    markFairadayalmost 5 years ago

    i always say to myself when I get down. Mark, this won’t matter two years from now. then I smile and go ahead.

  • That is an excellant way of looking at it… I think I will try that way of thinking from now on. : )

    – Shanna J. S. Dunlap

  • Gary Murison
    Gary Murisonalmost 5 years ago

    Great words. Remember to always look forward in life. Looking back never really achieves much except for altering your future, and usually in a negative way. Your positive future starts TODAY;)

    Best wishes

  • Thanks for your kind comment Gary and for your great advice on life. I know the past must stay in the past… it is important for me to come to terms with my past, put it to rest, and leave it behind because it all seems irrelevant to today, and I shouldn’t let it drag me down when in reality it has no power over my future. Cheers to the positive things in life! : ) Thanks again Gary.

    – Shanna J. S. Dunlap

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