Weary – Author Billy Charles Root


The wears of this life are so heavy

And I’m wounded from dragging

Limpidness of arms hang at less than iron sides

Leaded lid sight coverings close

Lungs expel tired sighs


As the day goes on my heels start to drag just a little.

Neck muscles hold the weight of my soul and spirit not so high

But too tight from stress to hang relaxed

Hindquarter tendons become steel cables

Lower core of me finds no rest


Hamstrings pull on sciatic nerve and grind it across hip bone

And walking brings pain

Every step every stride quadriceps

Carry me on

Water on the knee becomes a lake of fire and a limp forms in my walk


Shins begin to ache with the pulling up of my feet

Ankles pop as sinews clamor across bone

The pressure of the weight of me collapses the structure if my feet

As my calf muscles flex like hydraulic pistons

creating enough power to propel me to the next step


Abdominal muscles clinch to hold it all together

While the heart pumps life blood through it all

And I feel it all

My arms still weighted swing slightly opposite the current step


Deltoids ripple over rotator cuff as counter balance mechanisms

And I stay upright

Triceps and biceps stand ready but, wearily so

And I breathe

Breathe in

Breathe out

I am alive

Woven and knitted

And I toil

And rest is good at the end of the day


Ecclesiastes 5:12:  The sleep of a laboring man is sweet, whether he eat little or much: but the abundance of the rich will not suffer him to sleep.

© Billy Charles Root

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Excerpt from the book “Pressing On”

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About the Author

My name is Billy Charles Root. I was born October 21, 1975, in San Bernardino California and was for the most part raised by my father In Rialto and Apple Valley California. In 1995 I moved to Oklahoma where my wife Tina and I have nine children combined and 3 grandchildren. I have been a professional automotive technician for twenty years now and I still am for the United States postal service.

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