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 (:


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

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 =)
This comment has been deleted by the website administrators.



Reviews

what a good poem. i'm far from perfect and really i've given up trying. i'm just trying to be the good girl now :)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

I think that's what everyone should try to do; give up on their quest to be perfect, and just settle.. read more
A Game in life
We often must play
The Quest of perfect
To obtain without delay

A Futile struggle
Though oftentimes won
Defeated at others
obsessive is all you become

Filled with the Stress
Of everyday life
Is part of the battle
a War Raging Strife

The only time were all perfect
Is when we reach heaven above
just know that perfection
Is a heart filled with love.

You will succeed
Friend I know that you will
Just keep pressing forward
All dreams be fufilled

Because for most certian
You are perfection right now
Its Evident in your hopes
You will succeed some how

This is a poem I know and not a Review, but I thought maybe you could use a boost. :) This is a wonderful poem and it relates to us all, The truth of the matter is, if you want perfection?, Just be yourself, you are already made perfect in Gods Eyes.

Excellent write!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much, your poem was beautiful by the way, thanks for that (:
Jordan's Back

7 Years Ago

NP
perfection is something because if the world would be perfect . it would be so boring that no one could survive here but the feeling of giving an imperfect world your all to make it as perfect as it can be .. that is fun .. nicely conveyed poem

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Muhammad Qasim

7 Years Ago

yea .. they dont care what happens in the world as long as they get their way and it was my pleasure.. read more
Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Yeah, that's very true. &awww, that's sweet of you.
Muhammad Qasim

7 Years Ago

yea and honesty is the best policy : )
Absolutely perfect! (the writing that is) No one in this world can be perfect and I never understood why people try to be, but then again... I find myself doing that same thing... trying to be perfect in every person's eye. It is impossible to achieve, still everyone does it. People (including me) need to embrace who they are and not strive to be what others think they should be. Well done with this piece :) Thank you for sharing!

100/100

~Erinne

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much(: and yes, I think that most people strive to be perfect, even if they don't realize .. read more
Flawless: the ultimate goal of young girls and women alike. I bet if you ask anyone they can tell you of a person they knew starved themselves, cut, or tried so hard to achieve perfection but fell short. Great poem Amanda, inspiring

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much, and yes that is so true. I know many people who have done all three of those thin.. read more
C.C. Marx

7 Years Ago

Its very sad to watch and not be able to help them its hard to watch a friend destroy themselves for.. read more
Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Yes, it really is :/
So why set yourself up for failure? Be the best you can be, please yourself and if it isn't good enough for them, tell em to get stuffed! you can't rise to expectations of others all the time, you'll crack if you try. Be real. Be you.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thank you so much(: I'll definitely take that to heart.
With so many "flawless" images of people in the media and more, thoughts of perfection can simply overwhelm the heart and mind... Your words show a heart longing to be good... trying to do everything right... but knowing that yes, it is an impossible task that only creates fake people... all surface and no substance. Oh, I hope if you're feeling this that you find a sweet balance so you can enjoy your life to the fullest!

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Awww, thanks so much Craig (: I think I'll just have to learn to be content with being myself, and k.. read more
An owl on the moon

7 Years Ago

Oh yes! Please remember that! And that they so often have pasted "happy" smiles too... You've got .. read more
Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Yes, that is so true. Thank you Craig, that's sweet of you (:
I feel the need to feel perfect all the time! I know i dont need to but i do thanks for sharing this! Its an amazing peice:)

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Amandaaa Caroline (:

7 Years Ago

Thanks so much! (:
Lover Of Words

7 Years Ago

My pleasure

4
next Next Page
last Last Page
Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

1483 Views
38 Reviews
Rating
Shelved in 4 Libraries
Added on November 29, 2012
Last Updated on November 29, 2012

Author

Amandaaa Caroline (:
Amandaaa Caroline (:

757, VA



About
I'm a fourteen year old who knows absolutely nothing about writing, but I try to make the best of it. glitter-graphics.com I write likeStephen KingI Write Like by Mémoires, journal .. more..

Writing

Related Writing

People who liked this story also liked..


Moods Moods

A Poem by DrD