the burden of potential

there's little left of what he was 
except the name and history: 
there's little of the promised hope, 
now shrouded within mystery 

potential is a burden, true, 
that some embrace and carry on, 
while others sink beneath its weight 
until both they and it 

are gone

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Beleaguered Servant

Owen Servant is an online poet working in a style that's been described as "compulsive". In real life, he is an actuary, because being a poet wasn't unpopular enough.

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