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Below is the poem entitled Burden which was written by poet Michelle Bailey. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I've got a load on my mind but 
where should I start 
Should I tell my innermost 
secrets hidden in my heart 
Should I dare say that I've 
messed up again 
Or how about how my body is 
riddled with pain 
The fact that I have almost lost 
self control 
What do you do when you have 
waited for so long 
'When will it be my turn' 
becomes an anthem song 
When every bridge you cross 
just leads to one more 
When every time you try you 
cannot unlock the door 
The door which keeps you 
trapped from moving on 
The door which will keep you 
behind when everyone else has 
What do you do when you have 
so much to say
But there is no hear to hear 
what you have to convey 
You just want to be able to 
speak what's on your mind 
You search and search but no 
confidant can you find 
There may be a risk that they'll 
spill your beans
To others who  to know your 
business are ever so keen 
I've got a load on my mind but 
where should I start 
Sin after sin I release like some 
poisonous dart 
What do you do when others 
make you feel inferior 
When in fact they're scared 
that you may be superior
To knock you down so that they 
may feel good
Instead of lifting you up when 
they know they should 
To make you feel bad for 
speaking your mind 
As they watch you go forward, 
afraid they'll be left behind 
I want to talk -  if only you 
knew how much 
I'm hoping you have the 
remedy- have you got the 
Midas touch 
To take away what I feel deep 
To banish the thoughts of I'm 
better off if I died 
What do you say when you 
don't know who to turn to 
I'm confused and scared, but 
can I turn to you 
To tell you all that I have inside 
To help my heart beat it slowly died

Copyright © Michelle Bailey

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