The Pressure to Be Perfect

The Pressure to Be Perfect

A Poem by Amandaaa Caroline (:

Pressure to be perfect,

To never make mistakes,

Have to always pretend,

Can't ever take a break.

 

Must always be flawless,

Good at every little thing,

Can't ever mess up at all,

No matter what life may bring.

 

Must be perfectly beautiful,

Really, perfectly smart,

Very, perfectly skinny,

And have a perfect heart.

 

But perfect is boring,

You can't have fun,

It's a waste of time,

That can't ever be undone.

 

I'll still strive to be perfect,

Expectations require me to,

Won't ever achieve it though,

It's impossible to do...

© 2012 Amandaaa Caroline (:


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Love that you end with the truth about being perfect, that it is impossible. I've driven myself insane with trying to be perfect. I may not have regained my sanity, but I have stopped striving to be perfect. I achieved this by not allowing what others thought of me to bother me. What I discovered was that I put all the pressure on myself, not others. Great poem, lots of reflection.

Posted 7 Years Ago


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Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you (: and yes, I believe that there isn't a single person on earth who can admit to never at .. read more
Ravyne Hawke

7 Years Ago

You've got it =)
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I loved this piece. You don't have to be perfect to reach your goal, but every person has someone that is pushing them to be better than the others. Pushing to the point where they hate what they used to love. I enjoyed reading this. Thank you for sharing. :3

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Aww, it's no problem, thank you Angie! (:
Angie Diane♥♥

7 Years Ago

You are welcome :3
expectations.... I know how it feels. You've described it perfectly here. :) Well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thanks (:
Most of us have flaws, and we make mistakes a time or two. We all can dream of being perfect but that doesn't always come out to be true. Just be yourself and enjoy life!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

I'm trying to, thank you (:
hey..thanks to say me to read out this .......even awesomeness is here.....
wanna u like my view now..........watch out......
"Be perfect isn't boring,
be lazy so boring,if u can't have a success drum,
then u can't get ur's travell that'll undone.......''
''May be this poetry girl is so perfect,
so can'nt we say it that's boring hectac,
u still preety girl strive to be perfect,
ur's beauty help me outt to make u so coldend,
won't u like or woul'd u like ,give me a reply as frnd request sendend.....''

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I absolutely love this poem and its so true too. There is a lot of power in this message. I wish that more people could read it.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much Ahmad (:
lovely

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you (:
Dream Mistress

7 Years Ago

welcome
The first half almost reminded me kind of of Pretty Little Liars cause they seem like their perfect but the truth is they secretly all have flaws in their life;)I love it

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Hahahaha, ohmygosh, I love that show! (: it comes back on tomorrow.. Hahha, anyways, thank you :P
Angelic_Dreamer

7 Years Ago

Ur welcome:)
I think there is a really large degree of influence that pushes girls to be this way in our culture. I think it is ridiculous. The mainstream standards are fake and downright harmful. I am glad that you identify what some of those pressures are.

My favorite part of this poem was the fourth stanza. It showed that you are an individual and that you can resist those stereotypes. I think the poem would have worked just as well if it had ended with the forth stanza. It would show that you or the speaker of your poem are not giving into the pressure of society.

Good work here! I am glad I found your writing :-)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much, I'm really glad you enjoyed it (:
Clockwork

7 Years Ago

You're welcome :-)
this is true, especially the ending. People get such high epectations of each other and of themselves and it causes too much unnecessary stress. Life would be much happier if we just enjoyed being who we are, if we could be content with life. That's called perfect, and it's really the opposite of what everyone unrealistically chooses to define the word as. Even though most people will never stop chasing the imposible, it's good to be one of the few who actually find it, isn't it? :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Hahahaha, what you said is sooo true! And yes, it really is (:
This is talent beyond words i really love how you don't hide when you speak of the fact that perfect cannot be obtained it is a really good poem

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Awwww, thank you so much, that really means a lot, and I'm glad that you enjoyed it (:

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