Heads filled with maybes
Lost chances burnt up
Dreams, hopes, fantasies
It’s all never quite enough
Yearning for what is lost
Missing what could have been
Everything else has moved on
Smiles nowhere to be seen

The world is happy and fun
Or sad and lonely and cold
But you live alone in your head
With the little emotion you hold
Splitting from loved ones
You sit and stare blank
At the walls and the stars
Swimming in your tank

You run out of room
In your solitude and peace
Peace, he says
But the anger doesn’t cease
Violent thoughts crowd an unhappy mind
Desolate thoughts of actions unkind

Unable to progress
But running from the past
Time runs out
You’re ageing too fast
Soon to join them
You’ll lay lifeless, still
Permanently quieting
The thoughts you’d love to kill