Beast Of Burden

Thy elegance of form

Hast weakened my body and soul

As the weight of thy splendor and beauty

Hast become my payload


To carry thy love

Within my pitiful heart

Hast become my penance

For wanting more than I deserve


Pardon me for my weakness

But worry not for my struggles

For I have harvested thy bounty

And now must boldly ferry thy lading


I beg thee do not smile in my presence

For the weight of joy

It will add to my corpulent heart

Will surely be my undoing


Let me trudge along my road to happiness

And like an oxen who carries goods

Without complaint of discourse


I shall always be your love’s beast of burden

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