It's Not Okay

May 9, 2017
By MyNeonLight BRONZE, Deer Park, Wisconsin
MyNeonLight BRONZE, Deer Park, Wisconsin
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It's not okay.

And you'll never hear me say,

"It's alright to make a mistake."

Everything needs to be perfect.

It's not okay to think that

It's normal.  Don't worry.

Mistakes happen.

Just remember

Whether you're stressed or upset

doesn't matter.

You should be perfect.

The idea that,

Mistakes are natural and a part of life

Is a warning sign for disaster

Excellence is all that matters

To think that

Taking a break to simple breathe is an option

Failure is bound to happen.

I'll tell you now,

To read this poem from bottom to top.


The author's comments:

I hope that by writing this poem, teens will be able to relate and recognize how unhealthy the idea of perfection can be.  Although it can be beneficial to push yourself to do better, it's so important to simple remember that breaks are optional and extrememly beneficial.


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