Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sweet Bearer of Burden’s Plate


Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

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Sweet Bearer of Burden’s Plate
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Sweet and innocent
Ebony woman,
Proud bearer of burden's plate,
How regally
You bare your burdensome load,
The essence of dignity
With classless mate.
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Nine months
plus ten and six you bore
Your sentence from shiftless mate;
Now
All alone, you’re left to grieve,
Your gift of love,
and your child’s cruel fate.
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Tears of sorrow in the rain,
All alone
You absorb your pain;
Four years short of twenty-one,
Of God's sweet gift
You now have none.
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But
One last task yet left to do
For your gift of love
Before you're through;
Look to God,
through lonely tears,
and thank him lovingly,
for
sixteen years.
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Eric L. Wattree
Http://wattree.blogspot.com
Ewattree@Gmail.com
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Religious bigotry: It's not that I hate everyone who doesn't look, think, and act like me - it's just that God does.

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