Heavy Snow

Heavy snow has fallen
Upon the branches
They lay like a ton of bricks
Holding the branch down
Nearly touching the ground
The weight heavy upon the bark
Seems to strain the branch
To almost breaking point
That the branch wishes
Spring will come soon.

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Heavy Burden

His burden is heavy upon his back,
But he cannot slacken his load;
As he makes his way to the top.
Loaded down through the years he has live
With each passing day the load grows
Under the strain as he pushes along.
Bending over like an old woman
Who has seen many years;
He continues the climb
Huffing and puffing
Buckling below the strain
He must reach the top;
He knows his burden will finally cease
To exist on the other side.