Dreams on the Shelf


Changing my hours

climbing stone towers

leaving my mind once again.

No longer sleeping

constantly leaping

to wrap up my loose odds and ends.

As I awaken

I'm jolted and shaken

expected to shift up my gears.

If I go cruisin'

Will I be losing

respect from my loved one's and peers.

Though I know what's best

Ignore all the rest

keeping my thoughts to myself.

It's only a game

to keep people sane

to put all their dreams on the shelf.


Need to talk?

If you ever need help or support, we trust CrisisTextline.org for people dealing with depression. Text HOME to 741741