Some say they bear the weight of the world on their shoulders;
I laugh, for such punishment is mild.
My laugh, a hollow, empty laugh,
Garnished with a bitter smile.
Oh, what I would give; Oh! What precious blood I would shed,
To have born, instead, the world's weight,
To have, instead, a different task,
Than be cursed with love so great.
Some say loss is the greatest burden one can bear.
I say nay, for love weighs heavier by far.
Oh, what endless task my burden!
Pray, keep not such love apart.
Some say they bear the weight of the world on their shoulders,
I laugh, for I bear the weight of the sky;
The crushing weight breaks down my heart,
I laugh, so that I do not cry.