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Yoke and Burden
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By Rich Tassinari
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                 Yoke and Burden

Upon the stable’s wall there hung a yoke,
The beam was straight and true, the neck well-worn
From use throughout the years by simple folk
Whose family worked the land since they were born.

A wooden manger held a sheaf of wheat
The farmer served to cattle years ago,
Now years of dust had covered like a sheet
The simple life these folk had come to know.

Against the eastern wall, a table stood
With nothing but a three-cupped candle tree
Within a veil of webs on worn-warped wood-
One tabernacle shined the light of three.

Behind the candle tree there hung a plate
For those whose burdens seemed a heavy plight,
The words re-lit the Spirit's greater state-
“My yoke is easy and my burden light.”

Rich Tassinari 9/5/15

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Submitted: Saturday, September 5, 2015

Last Updated: Sunday, September 6, 2015

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.

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