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Atlas Children

March 23, 2015
By AvaJay GOLD, Spokane, Washington
AvaJay GOLD, Spokane, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them. Let me not pray for the stilling of my pain, but for the heart to conquer it.
~ Tagore

Some youth appear predestined,
born with an innate prowess—
bearing an unshruggable burden,
the sphere of Certain Greatness.

Balanced atop their fragile spines,
the great globe of Expectation.
Potential flickers from their eyes
as they crouch amongst the constellations

until the weight hits their hearts,
and each one finds their soul
to be nothing but a burnt-out star
in a galaxy of black holes.

And the world will fall until it lands
in a new set of young, unsuspecting hands.

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