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Weight of the World This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

I will not be crushed
under the weight of the world.
I will not be forsaken
to the mercy of fate and destiny.
That, you see, is my destiny.
Atlas in his hubric strength
lifts the sky on his shoulders;
I will not be so foolish to put me
before any other.

I'll hold up these walls
of the crashing world.
I won't let them fall on me.
I won't be crushed by the weight
of the world on me;
I will survive.
I will survive.

Atlas keeps the sky from
falling down on us all;
after all, there's got to be a sacrifice;
I'll be the sacrifice to the world
to save us all.
Let it not be said
Hubris killed us all, no, indeed,
It saved us instead.

I'll hold up these walls
of the breaking world.
I won't let them crash on me.
I won't be crushed by the weight
of the world on me;
I will survive.
I won't be crushed;
Won't help them break me down.
This is my destiny
I go willingly.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Slafyg said...
Feb. 6, 2012 at 9:46 am
It makes sence. Relatable,strong voice. Nice integration of the Greaak methology and metaphors. Z:
 
CJ3838 said...
May 16, 2011 at 7:45 pm
this is good, i really like the last 3 lines they fit together well and tie up the song nicely. please check out my stuff!
 
lala15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 5:28 pm
I like your reference to greek mythology and i like the whole idea. the weight of the world is crushing me. that is MY destiny.
 
Andersonandy said...
Feb. 19, 2011 at 9:10 pm
I was impressed by this poem.
 
blood-red-tears=me said...
Nov. 24, 2010 at 11:12 pm
this remindes me of myself im amazed good job
 
Milo! said...
Apr. 3, 2010 at 7:03 pm
This is really good. It’s easy to relate to, and interesting to read. Keep writing, because this is really good. You should check out some of my stuff. I think you would like it.
 
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