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A Perfectionist's Confession

January 21, 2009
By PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
PK4evr ELITE, Allen, Texas
105 articles 5 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons, make grape juice, then watch everyone wonder how you did it!

It's gotta
be perfect
my grades
must be perfect
my schedule
must be perfect
must be perfect
my life
must be perfect
my relationships
must be perfect
my environment
must be perfect
must be perfect
but nothing
is perfect
and yet
I still wish
that I
was perfect

The author's comments:
Other perfectionists out there probably understand this.

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This article has 4 comments.

SaraB. GOLD said...
on Jul. 30 2009 at 3:36 pm
SaraB. GOLD, Phoenix, Arizona
12 articles 6 photos 215 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one" Abraham Lincoln

...yep. Anything less than 90% is unacceptable. But after reading the other comments, I feel less successful. As long as I keep a 4.0 all year, I'm happy. I guess I do that because I feel so imperfect in one area of my life that I have to validate myself through grades. Okay, so I ramble... awesome poem. :)

Amber1994 GOLD said...
on Jun. 7 2009 at 8:02 pm
Amber1994 GOLD, Roanoke, Illinois
15 articles 6 photos 45 comments
its great except you used the word "perfect" 9 times. it makes great repitition though if thats what you were going for.

Aliyah said...
on Apr. 16 2009 at 6:36 pm
That speak straight to me and my personality.I'm a straight A student, and my friends are always asking me why I freak if I make a 96, i't still an A; I like "but it's not 100"!!!

Jennifer B. said...
on Feb. 11 2009 at 1:11 am
YEEEEES! FINALLY! Something I can relate to! I MUST get my things perfect. I have a 99 in English? No way! I HAVE to get a 100! I have a 100? I have to do better. This is me. I can't even con-crit for this. There is perfection in the poem!