The Burden of Life


The Burden of Life

Life is difficult

It’s truer day-by-day

It’s not your fault

Sometimes people pay and lose their way

Loneliness, sickness, death, and decay

It’s a lie to say ‘Everything will be OK’


If life is to be a burden

To bear on our shoulders

Then oughtn’t we try to make it lighter?

That is all we can hope to do

For ourselves and for each other.

Jose Gamboa

October 2015. Barcelona