The mother of a newborn child with
Shadowed and heavy eyes
Struggles to do the next thing.
The soldier on his third tour with
Gear and pack and weapons
Gets up from his foxhole one more time.
The husband of a cancer-ridden wife with
Small child needing his love
Sits and weeps for lack of strength.
The Christ carrying the cross with
Sins of the world on His back
Stops and looks into their eyes.
They are tired.
He carries them all.