The mountain gets bigger every day.
We kid ourselves that we are doing well,
Reaching targets and achieving new levels
Of technological brilliance.
In reality, this is what it feels like
Most of the time.
This week, however
The veil has lifted from my eyes
I have seen our progress
For what it truly is.
Miserable and pathetic
Nothing like I imagined.
Everything takes so long these days
Leaving no time for anything else
All those interesting and possibly
Fruitful things that you just know
Will make such a difference
To our platform and sales figures.
It would seem that the more you do
The more you need to do. Each step
Taking you higher up the mountain.
Ambition can be a terrible curse
Leading you away from a life
Of comfort, peace, and tranquility.
On a bad day, you hate yourself
When you fail to meet your expectations.
Fail to find that magic ingredient
That turns base metal into gold.
We search for inspiration
Wondering where the hell it went.
Constantly reminded of the good times
When magic flowed from our fingers
When dreams were not only possible
They seemed achievable.
A new brain could be needed, to better cope
Replace the one long worn away?