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Do Not Assume

December 2, 2017
By ahmontgomery PLATINUM, Eminence, Kentucky
ahmontgomery PLATINUM, Eminence, Kentucky
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Do not assume
Do not assume
That gloom and shame
Can’t overcome you
If you are not careful

Do not assume
That this game you play
Will go your way
Because you are picture perfect

Do not
Think
For an instant
That just because the life you lead now is perfect
That the life you will lead in the future will be

For it is just the opposite
If you are not careful

Do not assume
That just because I have a pretty face
That smiles and gleams
Do not assume
That inside there are no screams
Or cries of help

They say all of the world is a stage
That’s exactly what it is in this time
In this age
It just is

We pretend to be perfect
We pretend to be smart
We pretend our lives are a work of art

Do not assume that just because
On the outside my parents are perfect that I will be too
Do not assume that I don’t struggle
Just because I get the good grades

Do not assume that just because
I look
Intelligent
And put together
That I am

Because I’m actually
Dull
And Falling apart

Do not assume
That you don’t have to look deeper
And what you know is true

Do not assume
For it could be the death of you
 


The author's comments:

This is a slam poem I wrote for my drama class. We all assume that just because someone looks perfect, that they are. We as humans are constantly making assumptions. Just because someone looks beautiful and well put together, doesn't always mean they are. We are all falling apart, we just don't want show it. 


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