Throughout the day

I carry the weight of the world upon my shoulders

Getting heavier

Dropping me down

Down

Down

Flat on the floor

I struggle

With pain and tears

With a prayer in my hand

I close my eyes

Hoping

Maybe everything's just a dream

A story in my sleep

A story I could read

And stop

Whenever I feel that I've had enough

But no

The

Bitter

Reality

Wakes me up

Bit my lips

And blood drips

I could taste it

Pricks my mind

And breaks my heart

I close my eyes

With fear

And slowly

Slowly

Until

You would wrap me

In your warm

And gentle

Embrace

Far from all

Safe

In my sacred place