When Life Destroys You

Life has caught up with me,
and it won't let me go.


My soul is being crushed
by the heaviness of stress.


It's a struggle to breathe
beneath this mounting pressure. 


My skin is wearing thin,
weakened by the weight of the world.


I need to get away from this mess
and find myself again. 


I've lost my own identity
in this idle pursuit.


I've forgotten my purpose for living
while I made success my life.


But I'm failing inside and out,
driven to madness instead of triumph.


I must take time before it runs out on me
with nothing to show for it.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by: "Worn" by Tenth Avenue North

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