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LEAN HARD ON HIM

HERE IS A POEM THAT COMFORTED ME DURING THOSE 34 YEARS

PART OF ‘LEAN HARD” POEM  (anonymous)

 

Child of My love, lean hard,

And let Me feel the pressure of thy care:

I know thy burden, child. I shaped it:

Poised it in My Own hand: made no proportion

In its weight to thine unaided strength,

For even as I laid it on, I said,

I shall be near, and while she leans on Me,

This burden shall be Mine, not hers:

So shall I keep My child within the circling arms

Of My Own love.’ Here lay it down, nor fear

To impose it in a shoulder which upholds

The government of worlds. Yet closer come:

Thou art not near enough. I would embrace thy care;

So I might feel My child reposing on My breast.

Thou lovest me? I knew it. Doubt not then;

But, loving Me, lean hard.”Featured image

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