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Too Much For One Person (Samuel Jones- Bastrop, LA)

There are people I know
Who seem to have experienced
Way too many hardships
For one lifetime.

If reincarnation is real
(And I do believe it’s real)
These people, obviously,
Don’t have many lives left.

The lessons I learn,
From the lessons they learn,
Is how to best be a
Support system.

I am kind enough to care,
Understanding enough to make sense of their experience,
And resilient enough, especially resilient enough,
To weather their setbacks.

Because, when I choose to become
A Shoulder to cry on, a Hand to hold,
An Ear to listen, or a Mouth to console,
I also take on a piece of what they’re going through.

I am a leader
And a nurturer
By showing others
How to take care of themselves.

Sometimes, I feel like it’s too much for one person.
But, all of the time, I accept it as my life’s work.

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