Painting by Van Gogh
I would take your burden,
Though it be heavy as the world.
I would cup my hands,
And carry your sorrows,
Though they fill an ocean.
I would carry the world,
Though it be heavy as your heart.
For you, I would carry an ocean in my hands,
A river of sorrows in my heart,
A world of pain in my arms.
But you smile and touch my face,
You take the world from my frail arms,
And pour a last drop of love into my full heart.
You open my hand,
Let the ocean of pain slip through my fingers,
And you take up my burden too.