I'm Only Human
I need relief … I cannot cope,
There's too much on my plate;
I somehow have to slow things down
Before it is too late.
I've lost the inspiration
That I held in youthful dreams;
I just exist … I do not "live",
Forgotten how, it seems.
There's nothing anyone can do,
I only blame myself,
I don't know how to say "enough",
Or how to ask for help.
I drift from day to day and try
To see the light ahead;
An effort in futility,
That fills my heart with dread.
I know you think that I am strong,
If only that were true;
But each day I grow weaker,
From the trials I wander through.
My mind is scattered, thoughts a'whirl,
I don't know where to turn;
I'm only human, nothing more …
When will I ever learn?
I simply smile and carry on,
Pretend I'm doing fine …
But all the while, I'm sinking 'neath
The quicksand of my mind.
PS … I don't want anyone to worry (that's my job).
I'll be OK … just the result of too much work, and very little play.
If anyone has an extra though … I could use a hug?