I Promise I'm Not Depressed

I Promise I'm Not Depressed

I promise I’m not depressed
I just needed to lay down and rest
Because working 40 hour weeks is tough

I promise I’m not depressed
I just feel the weight of my sadness
Because working 40 hour weeks
Doesn’t leave much time to feel anything

I promise I’m not depressed
I just sit in my room alone
After being with siblings
Because I’m not with you

I promise I’m not depressed
I just feel alone when you and I
Don’t share the same space
And I know you can’t be my everything
But you can be some things
And working 40 hour weeks doesn’t
Leave much time for you and I to just be

I promise I’m not depressed
I just need to find what really
Makes me happy and what
Really brings me joy
Because working 40 hour weeks
Doesn’t leave room for much fun

I promise I’m not depressed
I just need time to figure things out
By myself and with myself
Because working 40 hour weeks
In a room full of kids makes me forget
I have my own self to teach and learn

I promise I’m not depressed
I just need to feel everything
Because working 40 hour weeks
Doesn’t leave much time to feel anything

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