Heavy is the Head that Wears the Crown

Heavy is the head

that wears the crown

Out front

sittin’ pretty

laden with responsibility

just because I can be

The one who’s able

to respond

to get shit done

Well I’m done

being the one

to bend and to break

with the waves

the ones that rage

and rage and rise

the one to assuage the arrows that fly,

fly on by and never stop.


Strength over fear

gurl, hit that high gear

Put it into over drive

because you’ve got that drive

That dream that

makes you prance and preen.

Yes, girl, you a queen


You got that can’t stop

won’t stop

slay it

kill it

never quit


No rest for the weary

eyes weak and bleary

Quitting’s not an option


And, heavy


heavy is the head that wears the crown.

Spoken word (Vanessa Sadler)


Vanessa Sadler is a trauma-informed Spiritual Director and Enneagram Specialist. Through her company Abide (@abidinginstory), she collaborates with clients who seek deeper abiding and a greater understanding of the ways they relate with God, self and others. Vanessa has Level I and Level II certificates in Narrative Focused Trauma Care from The Allender Center, located within the Seattle School of Theology and Psychology, and also offers Integrated Story Work to her clients along with a culture identity component.