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 would have stopped with the next to last stanza..."that can't ever be undone" is a perfect ending.

this reminds me of marge percy's "Barbie Doll"

we kill ourselves meeting up to expectations...instead we need to just be who we are and be happy with that...life is too short to live it for others.

jacob

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you for the advice and your thoughts! (: I believe that also, we need to just be happy and con.. read more
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


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

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 that last stanza.

"I'll still strive to be perfect,
Expectations require me to,
Won't ever achieve it though,
It's impossible to do..."

It shows even though you know you can't be perfect, you'll still be the best you can be, even if right now it's not because 'you' want to be. Heh, nobody can be perfect that's for sure, but we can just 'be', why can't that be good enough? Nice poem!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Hahahaha, that's very true! and thank you (:
Great sentiment and feeling. So much pressure. Only rats are tied to the tread-wheel. Let yourself be you.... don't try to be somebody else's perfect .. don't feel forced to be plastic... .by the time you get there everything will have changed. be unique ... be perfectly unique ... don't airbrush your soul away .. Keep expressing your thoughts ... keep smiling ... keep writing. This poem could become the very coolest song.... the cry of your generation against the industries that want your money and your mind.
Well that's my message for the day... and I'm the coolest grand father in the clock...tick...tock!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Hahahahahah. Thank you so much (:
Perfection is an impossible thing to give . Even though so many people expect it . The idea of perfection within our society contains nothing but corruption . It is sad that so many people believe that the way they are is not good enough . We are born with flaws for a reason . Our flaws make us unique .

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

That is very true! Thank you(:
Moon

7 Years Ago

No problem
I love it.... Truely a perfect poem ;p

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Hahahahah :P thanks so much (:
dunnia

7 Years Ago

Your welcome ;p
I know this feeling to well, and so does most every other teenage girl. It brings this feeling to perspective and points out that we try to be perfect when, does anyone really know what perfect is? Love this

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

I don't think anyone does! There's the media's idea of perfect, which seems to be what many refer to.. read more
I think this poem speaks to every teenage girl's heart...I do truly love it. It's women's literature at best. :) It really makes me wonder "Why do we have to be perfect?"

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much, I'm glad that you love it (: and yes, I too wonder why we feel like we have to be.. read more
✨Ang✨

7 Years Ago

You are very welcome. :) Anytime...
First I must say You are perfect no matter what anyone says. In today's world we are so consumed with finding the "Perfect" that we tend to forget the "Real". Just being yourself is perfect. I can say that being what Hollywood perceives as perfect is just a glamorous real. I think you did a great job in this poem and you painted this picture with the "Perfect" amount of "Real". Great job! Really made me think!

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 that you enjoyed it (:
Awesome poem. I love it. I think this a lot and you have pictured it perfectly. Thanks for giving me this request.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

No problem, I'm glad you enjoyed it (:

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