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His Yoke Is Easy And His Burden Lig
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By Rich Tassinari
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His Yoke Is Easy And His Burden Light

What is this burden I had taken on?
Not one in which I strained to lift a load,
Not one of which I paid a debt I owed,
Not one by which I labored much too long.
And yet, I trudged beneath a heavy weight,
A yoke and weight no matter where I went,
To follow my own will my mind was bent
Despising that which I did venerate.
“Oh, Lord of all creation, ease my load”,
I prayed and listened free of my own will,
And, as my will was lifted, I was still,
From Him to me a lighter burden flowed.
    Surrendered to His will, two wills unite,
    His yoke is easy and His burden light.

Rich Tassinari 9/10/15

Written after reading St Augustine's "Confessions". He, like us all, struggled with his self-willfulness.

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Submitted: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Last Updated: Friday, September 11, 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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