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Ode For A Heavy Load

Updated on February 26, 2010

I Pray The Prayer:

Our Father which art in heaven,hallowed be thy name, Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth, as it is in heaven. Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever and ever, Amen

Dear _____, I’m told the “time is near”. “They” say the “days are numbered.” I don’t see a new day dawning. I see a continuation of what is. Today I see too much neglect, self-indulgence. I see governments that do not represent their people. I see too many attacks from the dark-side. Attack on. I’ll be the same. I have no choice.

I thought I'd check the mail again. There's too much sadness going around. I'm even hit with reality that I'll be sad, alone, as I watch the world go by. It seems anyway. Some people can't live a short time with loneliness. I've lived twenty lifetimes with loneliness. I should be able to write a big poem about loneliness. Perhaps I started on it 50 years ago.

I hear Bruce Springsteen-
"When I see her walking with him, down a long strand,
I wish I were blind, when I see you with your man."

Unchained Grace wants to help so many. I do hope UG sees some light.
It's a bit gray right now. There are so many causes.

I want to help. I heard a call, felt a push, sensed a tug, to find something I lost and listen to what God wants.
Race day doesn't reflect how good a cyclist I am.
My possessions don't reflect how I've worked.
My day to day loneliness feels so unnatural.
I keep putting up one brick at a time hoping I'm building a good wall.
I keep planting trees hoping to see a forest.
The promise is I will see the wall and the trees.
The writing on the wall says- not in this life.
I'm planting trees I'll never see. Someone else will enjoy the trees and the wall. I’m glad for that.
I guess I wish I didn't hear the promise of the fruit of my service.
I need to ignore the promise. I'm not sure where it comes from anymore.
I'll carry on as if there isn't a promise.

There's more to life than me.
I just hear me too loudly right now.
There are too many hurdles to hurdle and too many hoops to jump through.
It's useless, yet, I'll jump and fricken jump.

Too many hopes slammed against the rocks.
I'm okay. I'm just thinking about when I was alive.
That's a favorite expression of mine. I never was alive.
I've given joy, I'm told. Joy is like mercury.
Thanks for reading. I'm sorry I'm listening to me right now.
I'll drop me soon enough. I'll check the mail once again, check the latest hub, then go to dreams again. Maybe I'll dream of hugging my daughter as I did waking up this morning.
Later, Micky Dee

Ode For A Heavy Load

God: Yo Micky, slow down I need to speak to you.

Micky: Yes Lord? What would you like for me to do?

God: I’d like for you sit and write another ode.

Write one for people who carry too large a load.

Micky: Are you sure Lord I don’t feel qualified.

God: Go ahead start writing. Have I ever lied?

Micky: Forgive me, I hope You don’t mind if I ask,

Do You really think I’m up to this task?

If I must say this doesn’t seem the time.

Could it be another day for me to write this rhyme?

God: Just stop what you’re doing we’ll take a walk.

It’s a bit important that we have this talk.

Let’s take this trail that goes down by the creek.

Sit on the bank, lean back on the tree, and I’ll continue to speak.

Just close your mouth and open your mind.

Release yourself from the daily grind.

There will be other days to be on your knees.

Just feel the breeze and the sway of the trees.

I know you care and desperately want things be fair.

Don’t add more weight to what is already there.

Remember these words “Be still and know.

Change what you can and let the rest go."

There are millions of problems in hundreds of nations.

There are billions of souls behind billions of faces.

I send prophet after prophet with the true solution,

But even scientists don’t believe in evolution.

The hardest riddles can be easy to solve.

If true human beings will truly evolve.

Don’t make problems complex when they’re really simple.

Each individual is my holy temple.

Do not hate. Do not desecrate.

Do create, elate, appreciate, and elevate.

Don’t use my son as a tool and think you’re cool.

If you love my son then you practice the Golden Rule.

Once again allow Me to take everyone to school,

Nobody will see me unless they practice the Golden Rule!

Remember these words “Be still and know.

Change what you can and let the rest go."


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    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      7 years ago

      I love you Peggy Dear. Time is so short. God bless you Peggy.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Micky, you pour your heart and soul into so many of your hubs including this one. Hopefully your daughter will catch your meaning and your love someday. And if not in this life...the next. Time is short in this one and we all bear burdens of one sort or another. Some are obvious and others are not. God bless you!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      :D `imi pono :D my Dear Sa'ge! :D `imi pono :D

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      8 years ago

      Morning M;

      just me stopping by still catching up on your hubs one at a time. keep coming to look and keep finding em i did not read yet. Great talk you got there going. Nice when we can do that. so many people just lost he connection. Donno what I would do if i lost it. :ove you M

      :D `imi pono :D

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      God bless you Eiddwen! I love that you loved this! I'll be over to your place soon!

    • Eiddwen profile image


      8 years ago from Wales

      Thank you for sharing this one Micky, I enjoyed reading it and isn't the ending so true:

      Be still and know.

      Change what you can and let the rest go.

      I am voting this one up and bookmarking.

      Brilliant take care and God Bless Micky.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Always Ex! You wish the best for everybody! you're just that way! You are a beautiful soul! Godspeed my Dear!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      8 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Micky, i,m amazed at your words, i keep finding little bits and pieces of your life and despair, so much before i joined HP, my wish for you is to find contentment, if u can forget the past, and start anew, oh i know that,s hard to do, you bring much pleasure to many of us with your beautiful poems and your heart is pure gold, be happy my friend.

      Cheerful Thoughts and God,s Speed

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      We are all from the same mold. I hope we can truly live the Golden Rule someday. Let's be good to one another. Thanks Debarshi.

    • Debarshi Dutta profile image

      Debarshi Dutta 

      8 years ago from Calcutta

      There is no burden heavier than the burden of love..or perhaps there is.. the very lack of love is an even heavier burden...share the love..share the burden..but we cannot help them who cannot Love and our very inability is in not being able to share this heavier burden...they have.

      They live in a darkness where the light of God cannot used to ..once.

      Maybe that is the problem with the world..The poor (without money) hold the rich ( with money) responsible for the evil they suffer..and when God is witness they do suffer..

      and we men must know that there are two kinds of people ( he who loves/ he who cannot love..and each may hold the other responsible for all that is out of sync between them that create all the problems...for one common God who oversees it all.

      And one tribe lets the other suffer.None can really help the other..since God is not what they understand.or recognize.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Oh SummerSteward! You just trip my trigger! You sure are nice. Thank you ma'am. Thank you!

    • SummerSteward profile image


      8 years ago from Duluth MN

      I feel like I should be able to give you more than just one piece of fan-mail. It's absolutely ridiculous that I can't!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you MFB. I read my own stuff again. It makes my load a little lighter. Your words help too. Thanks for coming by and allowing me to "refresh".

    • MFB III profile image

      MFB III 

      8 years ago from United States

      We all follow the trail of pilgims progress, with its many winding curves, unbearable climbs, valleys of despair, and detours from what is right. We bear all of our choices on our backs and only one man can set the straps of such weight free, It only requires that we ask, and try to carry a lighter load after we are loosened from our transgressions. The road to heaven is narrow and hard and few there be that find it, but God offers a roadmap full of old and new testaments from those who walked that path long before us. Shake the dust off that bible and find a new direction and set forth with a lighter load towards

      eternal joy.~~~ another excellent hub~~MFB III

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you very much Brenda. I appreciate your coming by and commenting.

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      Brenda Durham 

      8 years ago


      Love the prayer and the ode.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Timothy- I appreciate you Bud!

    • Timothy Donnelly profile image

      Timothy Donnelly 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great Hub MD. Your ponderous thoughts are Alive and Well!

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      You are so nice Dim Flaxenwick. You make my day.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      8 years ago from Great Britain

      That entire hub was 'magic'. When my dad died he left me the thought " God , grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,

      The courage to change the things I can.,

      And the wisdom to know the difference".....

      One day at a time.. Just love your hubs.! x

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Ten Blogger. You're very kind. Thanks for coming over!

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      Ten Blogger 

      8 years ago

      Micky: is a heavy load a lot of times...You sure can unwind a lot just writing the hubs or going on a bike ride. Take care..Be blessed and Hope you have wonderful dreams too !

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you very much Pmccray. You certainly brighten my day. Thanks!

    • pmccray profile image


      8 years ago from Utah

      Micky Dee: this hub was full of heartfelt odes, I simply loved it, especially your ode/talk with God.

      Wishing you the most blessed day.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thanks John. It's one step at a time, one brick, one tree. We'll get there, if not- somewhere else. Thanks

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      John Harper 

      8 years ago from Malaga, Spain

      Hi Micky, this is a good one and I agree with "“Be still and know. Change what you can and let the rest go."

      You reveal yourself daily, that takes courage.

      Thanks for displaying your courage.


    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Thank you Maita. I appreciate you and your kind wishes. You have a heart of gold. TC

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      8 years ago from US

      Remember these words “Be still and know.

      Change what you can and let the rest go."

      When I was reading your ode, that catch my attention and you said it as a final word,(twice also) WOW I said to myself, I finally got it and we are thinking the same,

      I understand you well, the loneliness lingers, i really wish one day, you can hug your daughter again and be "alive" again,days are not the same I know --- I really wish that..Good day and TC, Maita

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      Drwibble- would you put this back-pack on for just a while, please? Thanks Drwibble. I'll be over your way soon.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      No Hokey- I learn more from your words. You are too cool and too smooth! Thanks

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      I gotta say Duztee- you have a handle on whatever you could want. I like the way your message rang with rhyme at the end- "with brotherly love we will be for all the rest of eternity. Duztee". I feel like we've ridden into the same sunset. Thank you sir!

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      50 Caliber 

      8 years ago from Arizona

      Mick, I don't know where it is you are, Or where it is you are coming from, but I feel we have crossed paths before and will again. I've a pretty good idea where you are going and God willing I'll meet you there, with brotherly love we will be for all the rest of eternity. Duztee

    • Drwibble profile image


      8 years ago from UK

      Very nice, one thing I have found out in life so far is a load is far easier to carry when shared.

    • Hokey profile image


      8 years ago from In the energy.

      Man! Very sincere and to me that is what makes it so great. Sounds like we have alot in common. I learn more from your words then I do mine. Thanks Mickey.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      That is so cool LaVieja. Thank you for topping by. You are so neat.

    • Micky Dee profile imageAUTHOR

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      It's always good to see you Unchained Grace. You can't eat Styrofoam watermelons. It's not 5AM here in Laguna Beach East. There's a mouse in my house. So I'm thinking of mice and men, Styrofoam watermelons, flying monkeys, dynamite and a banana. Thank you Unchained Grace.

      Thank you Ghost Whisper. I missed the bus, I got on the wrong train, and dropped off on the wrong planet but I've got great friends.

      "change what you can and let the rest least for the day and try again tomorrow."

      I knew that poem was missing a line or two. I lost a couple lines. Don't know where they went. Thought I was letting God write. He sends thoughts and words and wants them to go around my head and come out right. Here's my brain- here's a fried egg. See the difference? I don't. Thanks Ghost Whisper.

      2uesday, you are my favorite day. You can sure brighten a day. I need to get back over to your place and see how your garden grows. Thanks

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      8 years ago from London

      Beautiful. I will print that off and put it on my wall.

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      8 years ago

      hi Micky, not sure what to say, will return later if I can think of a 'good comment'. The hub is a good one. At tmes life does not seem fair, but I dare not dwell on that. Hope you understand, sending a smile today.

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      The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 

      8 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

      It is 1:28 a.m. New York time. You have gone off to sleep--I missed you today :(

      This was a really great poem Mickydee! Actually I love this poem the best out of all of yours! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THE ODE TO A HEAVY LOAD! It makes sense, change what you can and let the rest least for the day and try again tomorrow.

      When you say,"I was just thinking, when I was alive," it makes my heart so sad that I want to reach through the computer and grab you and HUG YOU!!!! You are alive! You are not building a brick wall! If you were..then how the heck did I get through? Dynamite? And when you answer this...could you please tell me what the heck a styrofoam watermelon is because I don't really know. I am not sure if I am tired from work or just dumb. he he he. Okay, don't answer that one..just tell me what a styrofoam watermelon is? Whaaaa? Hi Mr. Unchained Grace...I just saw Elvis at Arbys!!!

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      Unchained Grace 

      8 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      Hey, guess what! I'm baaaack! Yeah, it's me again. I know. If it was a choice between me or styrofoam watermelons I'd lose but I'm here anyway. Reporting LIVE from Micky's Hub.

      That's right. So, forget what you be doin' and focus upon this here page, cuz if ya don't? Well, don't make me have to release the flying monkeys. I will. Really, I will. Anyone got a banana?


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