War and Peace by Pablo Picasso

Grim darkness cloaking her life

Compressing the space inside

Her breath stifled in the heavy air

She closes her eyes in despair


Quietly in her mind, she prays at the altar

Prays for a tear… a tiny drop of water

That will ease the oppressing weight

Settled in her breast like a deadweight


As she prays, her eyes settle upon

The cherubic face that looks on

Dark eyes looking at her gravely

Saying, His world depends on her sanity


She drinks back the tiny salty drops

Clinging to the edge, about to fall

And prays for time when the tears can fall

And then off her shoulders the weight will fall



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