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I Am My Own Slave

Indebted to Myself

By Thavien YliasterPublished 2 months ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
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Tirelessly I work, slaving away.

Yet, relaxing does not remove the burden of today.

Running away would bring sweet monetary dreams of grandeur.

Alas, I am destined for something much more grander.

Nevertheless, the work must be done regardless how much I perspire.

The legacy I leave behind will carry on pass me, even after I've expired.


Author's Notes: Thank You for reading. If You like to read other poems written by me about establishing a collection of writings, then please click the two links below. May You enjoy them. Feel free to leave a comment. I look forward to Your perspective.

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Thavien Yliaster

Thank You for stopping by. Please, make yourself comfortable. I'm a novice poet, fiction writer, and dream journalist.



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  • Heather Hublerabout a month ago

    Loved the acrostic!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Well said

  • Keila Aartilaabout a month ago

    Yes - we are too often slaves to ourselves - to our perceived legacy

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