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Expectations

Do you know what I'm sick of? Expectations Expected to live this picture perfect life My life is not a post card I do not own a picket fence And if I did it would probably be black And broken But that's ok sometimes my life can be terrifying I spent 36 years trying to be someone I'm not Waiting for the Pat on the head of approval i never got What is it that I'm doing so wrong ? Why is it that my efforts are never quite enough ? So one day I decided No more My heart is good and my soul is kind This will help me sleep at night An overachiever my whole life But who for ? Who am I trying to impress ? It wasn't me Because all that ever did was make me miserable So I've dropped the act and this is now me If you don't like it then it's fine I seek no ones approval but my own You see I wasn't acting before That timid girls still in there But she deserves some peace To know that she's enough Not for anyone else But she's enough for me

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Date: 4/13/2020 3:51:00 PM
I enjoyed reading your poem today. It is relatable and so true...expectations are hard to deal with and life is not perfect, but flawful in every single way. Our lives are full of ups and downs and it's difficult to look at the light at the end of the tunnel. We do try to impress each other and instead, expressing ourselves is the remedy of our lives. Accepting ourselves is the best thing we can do and it is a miracle that we can succeed beyond the expectations of our tribulations.
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Date: 4/13/2020 3:52:00 PM
It's always good to stay faithful to our true colors. :) Thanks for writing this amazing poem full of emotions and inner thoughts. -JWE
Date: 11/3/2019 10:55:00 AM
Just be sure you're not your own "especter." Great poem. Welcome to PS.
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