The daily life of a cog

January 29, 2012
By Ananas BRONZE, Melbourne, Maine
Ananas BRONZE, Melbourne, Maine
4 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
But I don't want to go among mad people!
Oh, you can't help that. We're all mad here.


Another day, another grey tinged sunrise
Another coffee drunk to dull your sleep
Again the choice between your blue and black ties
Another day page added to the heap

The fanfare sound of honk-happy car horns
Leading the parade to better days
Some crooner on the radio lost love mourns
And birds above are breaking through the haze


Chorus:
Just a cog in the machine
Living in a manufactured dream
Hoping to receive a better wage
You could jump, but you might fall,
You could find that this is all
Of the world, that had once seemed so big

Keyboard fingers type away the hours
Sharp minute hand struggles to the break
The cups await like old disgruntled lovers
For tea that tastes only slightly fake

And isn't there something that is better?
And wasn't it all meant to become clear?
And if it is the former or the latter,
Then why the hell are we all still here?

Chorus:
Just a cog in the machine
Living in a manufactured dream
Hoping to receive a better wage
You could jump, but you might fall,
You could find that this is all
Of the world, that had once seemed so big

The author's comments:
This is basically about what I don't want my life to become, and I just felt that I needed to voice this very clearly, as to avoid falling into that trap and then staying in it for the rest of my life.

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 0 comments.



SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!