Quieting My Mind

I try so hard
to fill my head
with noisy nonsense
if only to quiet my mind.

Because in the silence
of my nights,
I can’t stop thinking about my issues
and what brings me down.

I’d rather concentrate
on the outside world
and let my thoughts
fade into the background.

But when morning comes,
I haven’t solved anything;
my problems cast a shadow
over any hope to come.

I work hard to drown out
this despair with busyness
to no avail because it
follows me thorough the day.

I can’t escape myself.

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Inspired by: “When I Go Down” by Relient K

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