Poems about weight


№ 1210060

The weight of love

He used to hit me with the
"do you love me"

I used to sit there, glaring at him through closed eyes
With an open heart,
From weights not heavy enough to be
The weight of love.

love,  weight.

Author: Ayaba Babe
Date: 07/04/2020

№ 1209438

I was the Weight

I told you
To put the masts up
To set sail
To the seas
Of all you ever
Hoped for

I told you to go into the
Into the rocky blue of
That is
Nature's lullaby

And then I shouted to you to
Let go
Of all the anchors
The weights
The sandbags holding
You down so that
You could
Float into
The night
Without the burden
Of your

And as I sank into the
Hazy blue
The foggy murk of
The final,
Seventh sea
I realized
You had dropped me

A dash in a bucket,
A bead in an ocean,
A tiny piece who loves you and
Is heart break in
Fluid motion

It's then I learned I was the weight
And that your ship had been set free.


Author: Sarah Richards
Date: 06/04/2020

№ 1207426

Carry That Weight

If I used my heart to string up my guitar
I'd break it on my own because I play it too hard

carry,  weight.

Author: Joseph C
Date: 04/04/2020

№ 1196913

The Weight Of Heaven

I woke amidst an all consuming blackness
A void so empty as to be the death of light
And in that darkness knelt the giant Atlas
Shoulders burdened by the weight of spite

His steely heart was sinking
Deep into that primal black abyss
Yet his eyes stood unblinking
His pain was the absence of bliss

Entombed between heaven
And the sovereign earth below
The spheres on his back an emblem
Of the joy he would never know

His barren eyes were a memory
Sockets where passion had died
Empty lids long lost in reverie
The last of his tears had dried

heaven,  weight.

Author: Drake Brayer
Date: 26/03/2020

№ 1196028

Putting weight on

Ive been putting weight on its all around my belly
Getting very big i can no longer see the tele.
I cant see my feet when there on the floor
I used to touch my toes but cannot any more
When i take a bath my belly wont go in
Like it did before when i was only thin
Perhaps i should diet with everything fat free
Then i could have my belly where it used to be

putting,  weight.

Author: william worthless
Date: 25/03/2020

№ 1195924

The heavy weight of hands (and other body parts)


Lift that fingertip away from your scars
And trace these ragged map-lines instead
Here, here are better roads to take
Than loneliness

So maybe your knuckle feels much too bare
But know that our fingers are not made to sit waiting
For a ring –
They are built to hold

So hold – find another set of fingers
Grasping for a stronger pair of hands
There is nothing more beautiful than two small limbs
Making a home in each other

Or better yet, when your bones feel
Too big for his too-full arms and too brittle
For the weight of your sadness
Hold yourself together, never let go

When the night is too full of night
To see the stars, take a mirror and try to
Search for the starstuff in you

You. the point between history and tomorrow
The most graceful of reckonings
The steady hum of *more, more beneath cracking skin
You. the sum of all things soft and true

And remember: those bones were never built to
Shoulder the world
They were only ever meant
To carry you

body,  hands,  heavy,  parts,  weight.

Author: jess p
Date: 25/03/2020

№ 1189877

Weight upon me

It feels like there is weight upon my shoulders,
Its starting to crack my determination that used to be as strong as a boulder.
The world continues to crush me beneath its weight,
Im beginning to lack in strength.
I feel something gripping my heart and squeeze,
My personality and body is something it wants to seize.
Everything is falling apart,
It is slowly crushing me and my heart.
I feel so helpless as i try to fight,
The darkness is overcoming the light.
I feel abandoned,
Shattered and broken.
Work piles before me,
Smothering me.
My relationship is falling into pieces,
I dont know who he really is.
Im losing myself,
I dont know my true self.
Responsibilities and life throw me around like a ball,
I really want to escape it all.
I want to die,
I want to fly.
The weight is killing me,
I just want to be free.
Everything is falling apart in jagged shards,
My sanity is crumbling like a house of cards.
Someone set me free, please?
Save me from the weight upon me


Author: cassandra garate
Date: 19/03/2020

№ 1187035

Weight of the World

It was a chance encounter after my exam.
While we made small talk something he said struck me
Like the smell of meat in a butchers:
''she has the weight of the world on her shoulders''.

Something so simple provoked my thoughts,
Revisiting memories I had put in a box.
The day you came home, and lay on the couch
You cried silently like a terrified child.

What had happened I couldn't have known,
I didn't understand your troubles.

I know you're different, more fragile than most.
But somehow I forget, while I get caught in my own life.
The baggy under-eyes, the pure exhaustion,
It somehow becomes commonplace and I think nothing of it.

But of course I should.

The wilted rose, so beautiful even after it's withered,
So too is your face as you worry, about us, about everything.
Is it rude of me to think you shouldn't care?
That we're old enough to look after ourselves.

I wish I could show you more how much I love you.
How much I want to take the weight of the world off your shoulders.


Author: Coconut Skins
Date: 17/03/2020