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Weight of the World MAG

February 22, 2010
By VoiceOfYesterday BRONZE, San Diego, California
VoiceOfYesterday BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The trick to flying is to throw yourself at the ground and miss!"
"If you can believe it, you can achieve it."
"Do you believe in forever?"

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.

The author's comments:
Don't let the world get you down.

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on May. 28 2018 at 7:45 pm
AllTheSuperRacehorses SILVER, Haverford, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

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Love the allusions to Mythology, the integration of Atlas made a lot of sense with this and was a nice touch.

Slafyg BRONZE said...
on Feb. 6 2012 at 9:46 am
Slafyg BRONZE, Waukesha, Wisconsin
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It makes sence. Relatable,strong voice. Nice integration of the Greaak methology and metaphors. Z:

CJ3838 said...
on May. 16 2011 at 7:45 pm
CJ3838, Williamston, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"It's a big big world with big big hearts, got so much love to give"

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!

on Apr. 22 2011 at 5:28 pm
my.freedom.lies.in.free.verse PLATINUM, Tosa, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into a void, and that oblivion is inevitable... and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we'll ever have, and I am in love with you." Augustus Waters

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...
on Feb. 19 2011 at 9:10 pm
Andersonandy, Homosassa, Florida
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
God is a concept by which we measure our pain. (John Lennon)

I was impressed by this poem.

on Nov. 24 2010 at 11:12 pm
Let-it-rain-to-hide-my-tears SILVER, Fort Worth, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 13 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live without regrets

this remindes me of myself im amazed good job

Milo! said...
on 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.