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Removing the Weight off My Shoulders

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From the day I started school,
The world placed a weight on my shoulders,
A weight that was heavier than thousands of boulders
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

What was the weight, you might ask?
The weight is the price of college
Or in other words, the price of knowledge
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

The weight grew and grew,
No relief I could find,
Everything would remind
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

What could be done?
How could I afford the fee?
Because college is not free
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

In my moments of despair,
My answer came,
“Work hard and you will reach your aim”
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

These words echoed in my head,
I would strive to do my best at school,
I had found my jewel
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

Essays upon Essays, Questions upon Questions
Working till late at night,
Working with all my might
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

This jewel was costly yes,
But I was not going to quit
This was worth it
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

My grades kept going up and up,
Until the shiny number of four
Appeared on my score
39,000 weights on my shoulders

 

My hard work was repaid
In the form of an acceptance letter
That freed me from becoming a debtor
7,000 weights on my shoulders

 

A scholarship was my reward,
The weight was almost gone,
I was beginning to see the dawn
7,000 weights on my shoulders

 

But there were still some clouds,
A few heavyweights remained
How could the funds be obtained?
7,000 weights on my shoulders

 

The answer to this prayer
Came from the state,
I could not believe my fate
4,000 weights on my shoulders

 

The heavy boulders were almost gone,
The last weights were going to disappear,
Or were they, this was my fear
4,000 weights on my shoulders


Hope was renewed by the generosity of angels,
A thousand was lifted
But I still needed more to be gifted
3,000 weights on my shoulders

 

I pleaded through the form of essays,
On every directory ever created,
And I waited
3,000 weights on my shoulders

 

The burden was lifted,
Finally, I was free to fly,
I could go as high as the sky
No more weights on my shoulders






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