I promise to wear your worries
like a jewel encrusted cloak.
Each tear as precious as diamonds,
fears hidden in deep sapphires and
rages as vivid as rubies.
I will carry the weight of all your sorrows,
as they lay fitted on these shoulders
baked in the warmth of your joys
and made granite strong.
Gift me with disquiet,
test me with your content
and love me wholeheartedly.
(C) Manivillie Kanagasabapathy