don’t give up the day job

don’t give up the day job
give up your dreams instead
resign yourself
to a life on the shelf
forget about your mental health
a dusty soul, a rusty heart
a destiny that fails to start

don’t give up the day job
what else d’you think you’ll do?
be realistic
you’re a statistic
no grounds at all to be optimistic
nothing you say is funny or special
join the line of empty vessels

don’t give up the day job
it suits you more than you know
glorified clerk
is about your mark
a low watt bulb in the general dark
years like leaves piling up in the yard
a bottle of wine, a birthday card

don’t give up the day job
you need us more than ever
it’s time to lose
the life you choose
you’ll end up drunk with a nasty bruise
a bonafide liability
so take a seat in our facility

don’t give up the day job
learn to knuckle down
stay on track
don’t look back
till you flatline after a heart attack
and look to us for guidance
– two thumbs up for good compliance

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