Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Poem – Free Verse – “Weight of a Little World”

I hold a small world on my classic physique, with my fortitude.

Holding up this bridge and pathway, doesn’t matter my attitude,

For it’s one of being cursed in marble, and accepting my sorrowful lot,

Having made the mistakes I’ve made, the gods left me to rot.

Pondering the beach, as Atlas pondered and beheld the heaven’s light rays, 

I bend my head, and think of the day, and to gods beyond Zeus I pray, 

Release me from my prison, veins of liquid blood congealed.

My stone figure, muscled, and taught; made to endure forever, concealed.

Bracing myself on stone, solid rock, muscles strained, no thought, and no slipping, 

Not even able to see my own face cringing, the expression rain is chipping,

My own little world on my back, I hold my personal pain; I hold your fate.

For mine’s an eternity braced as I am, scanning earths children; nothing to do but wait.


Word Count: 154 words




Thank you to Priceless Joy for hosting FFftAP.


©Mandibelle16. (2016) All Rights Reserved.

25 thoughts on “Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers: Poem – Free Verse – “Weight of a Little World”

    • mandibelle16 May 3, 2016 / 7:28 pm

      Me too. Thanks for your comments. I feel bad for him too!


  1. jademwong May 3, 2016 / 4:51 pm

    The fact that you chose to go the poetry route here is so impressive, Mandi. And you made me feel so sad for the statue…

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    • mandibelle16 May 3, 2016 / 7:27 pm

      Thanks Jade. Glad you liked it. I think poetry is sometimes Easier to express emotions in, for me anyways.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. maria May 4, 2016 / 3:38 am

    Wow! A powerful, well-crafted piece Mandi. You can feel the pain and the weight of what he’s been feeling inside. Very well done. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  3. luckyjc007 May 5, 2016 / 1:35 pm

    Great job on this prompt! Your poem is very expressive and touches the heart bringing a bit of sorrow for the statue. Well done! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • mandibelle16 May 5, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Thank you Jessie. I’m glad you like this one. I think you can really see his emotions in his stooped form. Poor guy.


    • mandibelle16 May 6, 2016 / 11:11 pm

      Thanks Louise. I hope so too. It would be a horrible burden for all eternity. Thanks for your comment.

      Liked by 1 person

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