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So much stress
I got it all worked out
So little rest
I got it all worked out
So much less
I got it all worked out

There's little left
and I'm feeling less
so I seem to second guess
whenever I feel happy
I stop and make a mess
fuck it all up
or wait for someone else to
because there's little left to do
when there's little left to be
when all the world's feeling
is fed up with this guy named me.

So much stress
I got it all worked out
So little rest
I got it all worked out
So much less
I got it all worked out

I'm feeling empty like a beer bottle
unbalanced and worth five cents
Got little left to work out
except for the labor that I'm paid for
and the more and more
that I never get time for
Whether I'm eating or awake
I got no time to prepare
for all this work that is coming to me
because I got to get it all done
or else I wouldn't be my mother's son.

So much stress
I got it all worked out
So little rest
I got it all worked out
So much less
I got it all worked out

I feel what I feel
and it isn't enough for most
so I do what I do
because it's always enough to boast.
I make it all work out
-feel the end coming at me-
whether there's time in the day
-feel the end coming at me-
I make it all sort out
-feel the end coming at me-
whether there's reason to stay
or not.

I got little left and there's hardly a step
that I have not taken
One step over this trip up
I wonder when I'm ever gonna get fed up
and try not to cry
and try not to feel so goddamn alive
when all I got to look forward to
is another attempt at normality
when all I ever seem to get
is reality.

So much stress
I got it all worked out
So little rest
I got it all worked out
So much less
I got it all worked out

I guess it could be worse
I could be paralyzed by this course
and feel my way out into a suicidal urge
but there's little left to trip me anymore
because I've fought all there can be
I feel no more envy
I just feel empty
waiting to fill up on what I can work out
so I work all day
and I make my way
I try to accomplish what she never could
and I know I'm doing the best that I can
so it don't matter how much stress I can stand
because I got it all sorted out
and there's so much less
that I haven't already beat
so there's not much left
to make me feel that shoulder stress
bearing down in Atlas, or earnest,
and turning me to scream
because there's not much left
that I haven't seen
yet.
I wrote this probably 3 weeks ago. I poked into it tonight to edit a stanza around and about to make it flow better. All in all I think it works out okay, but it feels a little crowded, like the words are crumbling into your mouth and you can't get all of them out. The rhythm is a little off in a few places, but I can't quite fix them all.

Been listening to a lot of Kanye West recently, so it's coming out in beats.
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Dancing-Treefrog Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like it would be a very effective song.
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erinightwind Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
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dyrwen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Dot dot. Seems like the poems I write these days aren't really for you, so much as for my psychological welfare.

Upon rereading it, it feels a bit like something I'd have written ten years ago. Not really one of my best, but the rest are still incubating in the editing stage.
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erinightwind Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
I didn't trust any other response.
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