With sinews strained,
tired muscles crying out,
they move onward through sufferance,
yet desperate for a moments rest.
Respite is not forthcoming though,
duty must be fulfilled,
existing through a struggle daily,
they succumb to failure.
Resignation is obvious,
understood is their plight,
surrendering to the inevitable,
they give in without fight.
Pain does dominate,
causing its master to fall,
crumpled as if in womb,
meekly calling for assistance.
This weakened body cries,
screaming through limbs to mind,
forcing discomfort throughout,
wishing for a sense of peace.
Calm arrives temporarily,
tricking the master in mind,
deceiving into false conclusions,
allowing pain to wait patiently once more.