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Measuring up

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Measuring up

Sometimes I feel
That no matter what 
I don't measure up.

There's just something inside me
A lack of trust,No one can see
I just don't measure up

It's hard not to try to compare
Being last in line,when others shine
I just feel I don't measure up.

I try so hard to try to be
More like them instead of me 
Instead, I don't measure up. 

Is this something in my head
Or a reality that is true.
Why I don't measure up.

I used to say I don't care
But deep down its always there
I feel I don't measure up

I wish I knew what I could do
To change how I feel 
So I could measure up. 






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  1. Date: 3/11/2013 12:23:00 PM

    You DO measure up...and you always will!!!

  1. Date: 3/3/2013 7:13:00 AM

    Jennifer I would second what Andrea voiced, you have a way with words and they should keep flowing, well done....David

  1. Date: 3/1/2013 12:24:00 AM

    You just keep writing and getting to know people and having confidence and you will feel more and more sure of yourself. It's nice to meet you and I hope to see many more poems of yours.

    Oliver Avatar Jennifer Marie Oliver Date: 3/1/2013 7:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Andrea, I think it is a youngest of a large family syndrome. I should research it. LOL thanks for the kind words.