Trifextra: Duty Bound

Freedom

Duty Bound

You carry this burden like a charge

Steadfast, determined

You don’t see the way it hampers you

A century weighing on your shoulders

All the strife and the lost souls

Clinging, dragging

But you press on.

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This is my submission for this weekend’s Trifextra challenge. We had to add exactly
33 of our own words to the following 3 words:

  • charge
  • century
  • lost

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Image credit: Andrea Danti / Photoxpress.com

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28 thoughts on “Trifextra: Duty Bound

  1. terrific, one of my favorites this week.
    I like how creative you were with each word and the dark angst in the prose. It seems like there are 136 words here.

  2. I had to read this 3 times because I was wiping tears from my eyes… such powerfully relate-able imagery in your few words. And the broken cuff on the ball and chain? Perfection!
    Awesome writing, Suzanne! ❤

  3. Sounds like America, especially after the week they’ve had. There’s an ambiguity here that makes the prose appropriate for many things. Good work, mama.

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