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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This is such a good poem.And I agree with you,pressure can be so unbearable but don't ever let him get you down.And yes perfect IS boring!Perfect is lonely and superficial.And like you said in the end impossible,because nobody is perfect.This world we live in-it is not perfect-people around us-they are not perfect,so why try to be perfect?To be like them?Be yourself and then you'll be perfect. :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Hahaha, thanks so much (:
You're totally right. perfect is completely boring. Have you ever seen someone who is the definition of "perfect", and yeah, they're really pretty, but it doesn't really seem like there's really special about them? They just kind of look like everyone else? I feel like that's the definition of perfect, and yeah, it is boring as can be!
Anyways, lovely poem, very true(:

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much! (:
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You may not be perfect but one day you will be that perfect someone. I liked this for its openness and honety. I like how it flows and brings across the message that is really the essence of so many young women's lives. Very well done.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much! (:
Oh there is such truth in this piece. We all struggle with this at some point in our lives and if some one says they haven't... then they are lying. I myself have the need to be perfect for everyone around me, whether it be someone close to me or a perfect stranger. People just need to realize we are all human beings and you can not be perfect no matter how hard you try, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with failing and learning from it. It is how everyone grows up. You portrayed this struggle very well in this piece and it deserves to be praised.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

"I myself have the need to be perfect for everyone around me, whether it be someone close to me or a.. read more
CreativeStroke

7 Years Ago

You're welcome and it was something I needed to read. Just a reminder to not strive and be something.. read more
This was really well written :D
"I'll still strive to be perfect,
expectations require me to,
Won't ever achieve it thought,
It's impossible to do..."
Lalalalaloved this!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you, I'm so glad that you enjoyed it(:
So true and simply put.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you!(:
i can relate myself in this poem :( ...Pressure to be perfect,..its really hard when people expects too much from me...

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

YESSSSS, exactly! I'm glad that you could relate to one of my poems, though I'm sorry it had to be t.. read more
Yumi Lyra Sarazen

7 Years Ago

Yah it is :( the feeling when people around you wants you to always be at your best.
Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Yeahs well wanting you to be your best is understandable, but wanting you to be perfect isn't, hahah.. read more
as a young writer yourself, i feel like you have some good writing skills.

the pressure to be perfect doesn't just end in adolescence, some people struggle their whole lives, in middle/high school keeping up with the popular kids, and into adult hood with "keeping up with the Jones''"

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Natasha

7 Years Ago

if you hurt someone's feelings accidentally you are only human :) everyone makes mistakes everyday- .. read more
Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Yes, that is all very true. People can be driven insane by the desire to be their idea of "perfect"... read more
Richard Man

7 Years Ago

I have heard it on the grapevine that Mr Jones has just had a heart attach brought on by overwork an.. read more
its really sad how people can put such pressure on others to try and be perfect and then when they see that they aren't they just throw them into the trash. heers a cheer to another "perfect" person

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Yes, I totally agree! Thanks for the read and review (:
marie

7 Years Ago

:) no prob
this is brilliant..the pursuit of HUMAN perfection is a waste of time... the solution to imperfection simply to love, care, forgive, know when you're wrong and try not to make the same mistakes...very well put together..Great Job!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you!

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