Chase your passion I'm told
I am unable to comply,
I am yet to find my true passion
I just don't know why
I've spent hours and hours discovering
Various things in my existence
Yet none of it- I feel
Are good enough for my consistence
I lack motivation they say,
For what -I ask
To give all my energy to a
Useless and uninteresting task
To work nonstop without questioning why?
To become an emotionless not
By hiding my true feelings and faking to be strong
Is that what I'm being taught?
I don't take inspiration they say,
From whom- I ask
From those ho work 9-5
Distressed, behind that smiling mask
From those idols who work diligently
Only to realise its the wrong idea and place
To find true happiness
Amid a never-ending 'who's-better' race.
They say all these things to me
You might be wondering who they are
Those aren't my enemies , but people I love
Those who want me to become a star
And yet their talk is so demotivating
It reduces my hope of living passionately
Because they aren't doing what they love either
And living quite inadequately.
I believe its more important to do what you love
Than to love what you do
Some people do the latter, which is good
Since that is important too
But for the rest, to whom
Work gives nothing more than a sigh
If I was in their shoes, would it have been wrong
If all I wanted was to die?