Expectations

October 19, 2011
By D1oldest SILVER, New York, New York
D1oldest SILVER, New York, New York
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I want to be free from their expectations
I don’t want to be a slave to their nation
They tried so many times to change my path
And every time I rebelled they unleashed their wrath
I don’t really care what they all want
Because all I want is for us to be apart
I’m not interested in what they really think
But what they say puts me on the brink
Of the madness that seems to rest on my mind
Reminding me that I’m still part of mankind
I’m not perfect like how they want to believe
So can’t they forgive a person like me
Who just wants to get away from them all
Because whenever we’re close I feel like I’ll fall.

The author's comments:
I wrote this poem a year ago when I found myself struggling in school. I found myself always hearing how I could be doing better, and felt overwhelmed with all the pressure. I felt even though I should be thankful of being believed in, I was being expected to be better then I could be.

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