Pound on my Keys

Take another short nap?  That’s three today.
Look at the time; six, three long hours away.
Nothing left to do; I’ll pound on my keys.
I’ve three hours to kill before I sleep.

Depression is just a state of my mind;
Just thinking things over, an axe to grind.
Who am I hurting, who really cares?
I’ll pound on my keys of my soul’s despair.

© 2011 Michael Yost

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19 responses to “Pound on my Keys

  1. Thanks for bringing my attention to this, Michael. It’s brave of you to bare your soul. I even thought seriously of taking a nap today but had slept so late already today…

    Yeah, that public image is sure a part of who I am–on some days. But I can almost always face my computer if no one else.

    And I do care too, Michael. xoxo

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  2. good that you write your way through the uncomfortable.
    It’s so good for the soul.
    write on Michael… You are cared for.

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  3. Interesting metaphor “Pound on my keys” The longest journey is the one we take inward. still the poet asks the question — Will I ever get there? there where life resounds with that one clear pure note…

    joanny

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  4. I have pounded on my keys through many difficult times. Writing is good therapy, I think, and one has something to show for those difficult times when they are over. I have never regretted pounding on the keys. And this IS a good poem, Michael!

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  5. It’s good to pound the darkness out & create at the same time. Good work.

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  6. I hope with writing the emotions away it felt better …

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  7. soul’s despair,
    wow.

    you will see joyful sun in no time.
    bless you.

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  8. Brilliant. boredom can be a cause of depression because we become over analytical of everything in them moments. You have a beautiful way with words.

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