The Sad Girl's Burden

February 13, 2018
By devils_advocate PLATINUM, Spring, Texas
devils_advocate PLATINUM, Spring, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Pain is inevitable, suffering is optional.
-Haruki Murakami

Take up the sad girl’s burden,
Send forth the good received,
Go send your joy to exile,
To serve depression’s greed.
You live, a jaded outcast-
Your newfound, sullen style
Has cast a new breed onto Earth,
Half heathen and half wild.
Take up the sad girl’s burden,
In terror you abide
To veil the streaming tearstains
And throw your laugh aside.
In screaming underwater,
You find you’re bound in chains,
Then work in anxious misery
For nothing but your pain.
Take up the sad girl’s burden,
Don’t trust in any god,
Depression is your empire,
So put up your façade.
Come now to search your future,
Come now, forget your past,
Destroy their expectations,
A proud iconoclast.
And take the sad girl’s burden,
Desire, be deceived,
Yes, this pain is ecstasy,
But will you ever leave?

The author's comments:

This poem is based off of “The White Man’s Burden” by Rudyard Kipling. It's dedicated to all the "sad girls" who understand these words on a deeper level. 

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on Apr. 25 2018 at 10:53 am
WolfWhisperer0911 DIAMOND, Crosby, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"For I command you, be brave and steadfast! For the Lord your God will be with you whenever you go."
-Joshua 1:9

"Throw me to the wolves, and I'll return leading the pack."- Unknown

"Never moon a werewolf." -Mike Binder

@devils_advocate NICE! I love this poem, so gothic and amazing!

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