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Atlas shrugged
and you caught the Earth.
In the pause between breaths,
labored and pained,
you tried explaining
concepts of strength
while your bones creaked
and betrayed your bravado.

I will shoulder the world,
with you,
if you'd let me.

I've borne smaller globes
and understand the ache;
it's not to be carried alone.

And if I carry this with you,
perhaps we'd fall in step,
and roll this planet from your back
into orbit.
For a friend. :heart:
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YogaTeacher Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful concept, thoughtfully wrought. Thank you for sharing.
callerofcrows Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you for reading, and for such a lovely comment! :heart:
forestmeetwildfire Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The first two lines make such a great image and beginning. :clap:
callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you liked. :heart:
artin2007 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
One envies the friend, for such an articulate and great offering.
It has a touch of Emily D., but w/o her pessimism... BTW the
Ayn Rand book has been remade into a new flick and is soon to be out,
if not already....but....I sense this is not about AR's themes....
callerofcrows Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :D He liked the poem very much, and it ended up helping me get up the courage to reveal how I felt about him. :heart:

No, it wasn't about Ayn Rand's themes, but the imagery that the title of the book provided sparked the poem. :heart:
artin2007 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I hope the liaisons-to-be perhaps
are splendid.... and...belated happy holidays
and best wishes for all your undertakings in the new year!
Adrolyn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well done.
callerofcrows Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
halcyonshores Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I did too fall in love with this.. :heart:
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