Under pressure from the left,
Needing to do the paperwork of life,
Must be organised, constructive,
Make best use of the time.
Under pressure from the right,
Need to be someone I’m not,
Must be brave, unfearing,
Make the best of what I’ve got.
Under pressure from above,
Needing to meet expectations,
Must be here, there, everywhere,
Make the best of the limitations.
Under pressure from below,
Need to sort myself out,
Must be focussed, concentrating,
Be the best without doubt.