Backing the World
Olympus bade him back a load;
Quite a load 't was.
The two hemispheres that make our world;
But he had to obey.
That was more than a century past;
And today I feel the same.
Till I will be left to my rest,
At the end of all my days.
Back the world upon these shoulders? Why?
I am not so strong as I was then.
I have enough to do in my time;
Must I bear the burdens of other men?
"I am NOT Atlas. Go find another."
Interwoven quatrains in a truncated or 12 line sonnet. The rhyme is interconnected here.
I'm assuming you can quote poetic licence since Atlas actually carried the sky... In which case, lovely poem: nice message, well written.
great poem, I like the meaning very much.
That would be a perfect quote on a T-shirt. I bet only a few would understand it.