Beast of Burden

Beast of Burden

I’m facing dark clouds tomorrow
Soul weighed down by pain and sorrow
Western wind is blowing colder
Beast of burden on my shoulder.

Off the rails, rogue brain is chasing
Daunting demons I am facing
Fear etched face, I’m feeling older
Beast of burden on my shoulder.

My heart pounds wildly on the edge
Teetering on unstable ledge
Cast away the heavy boulder
Beast of burden on my shoulder.

I’m facing dark clouds tomorrow
Beast of burden on my shoulder.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
July 30, 2021

When you pray to God for a sign, and He’s been throwing all kinds of hints at you for a very long time to make a decision…. and you finally, finally, finally listen. Thank you, God.


  1. Irene Melgoza says:

    I hope these burdens are not a reality…just a poem. 🙂 ❤

    1. Love you my sweet friend! I miss our writing group! 😥 ❤

      1. demme1954 says:

        Awesome poem ~ wish you well my friend with any decisions you have to make 🙏🏽♥️

  2. tylermyrth72 says:

    Retirement can be a wonderful balm

    1. I am truly looking forward to it…. September 30. I will eventually do some contracting work, but am putting that off until 2022-ish. ❤

  3. And I hope, that in the listening and understanding, that the beast is lifted and removed.

    1. It’s funny how finally coming to that decision….a load has been lifted. God was looking out for me all along, but I’m pretty hard headed and wasn’t recognizing the signs until they almost literally hit me over the head. 🙂 ❤

    1. I can hardly wait…. a tough decision but the RIGHT decision for many reasons! September 30 will be here before you know it. ❤

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