Atlas Shrugged


I tried to lift the whole world up,

To carry it around,

On my scrawny shoulders,

I tried to focus on the sound,

Of my own heart beating,

My breathing in and out,

I thought I knew the way along,

I didnโ€™t have a doubt.

I knew that I was strong enough,

The way you sometimes know,

I knew that I could carry it,

Wherever I might go.

Though in the final analysis,

The thing I never thought to think,

Was that I wouldnโ€™t want to,

And that it might be for not.

While it made me stronger,

It made others weaker too,

Thatโ€™s what always happens,

When thereโ€™s no work to do.

And so, Iโ€™ve dropped this burden,

This thing so large Iโ€™ve lugged,

If they ever ask what happened,

Just tell them Atlas Shrugged.




Atlas Shrugged
December 29, 2006