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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.
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LesserPandaBear Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm assuming you can quote poetic licence since Atlas actually carried the sky... In which case, lovely poem: nice message, well written. :)
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Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Writer
I can quote. WE all were taught he carried the world.

Thanks all the same.
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
great poem, I like the meaning very much.
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Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Writer
Me too I am not built for such heavy duty.
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Everlasting90 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be a perfect quote on a T-shirt. I bet only a few would understand it.
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Michel-le-fou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Writer
You may want to print one, go ahead. Then under that, say "Carrying a weight on your shoulders is a real burden."
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