#NaPoWriMo2022 #ArtoonsInn #PoetryParlour #day13
With unendurable burden imposed, I wrestle with my soul
A” Perfect A” in everything “should” always be my goal
Never can I afford to slither from being “Number One”
Assassinating my dreams, an arduous smile I donned
I’m only a wallflower meant for display of pride
Camouflaging the million nights I wept ‘n cried
Belonging to an elite clan, is a boon they say
Alas! Clad with insensitivity and umpteen shades of grey
A single grade “B” shoves me into oblivion forever
The comparisons ‘n abuses scarring me, seem to cease never
My peers are perennially way better than me
“I’m worthless” is all that they always see
Confined in my worthless self, I start to detest myself
Scouring for paths to emancipate myself.
With the scalpel in hand, I make the move
A “Perfect” cut, would require none to approve
I chose to tread the path where eagles dare
Where facades are non-existent and emotions lay bare
Now at last I “Perfectly” Rest in Peace
Celebrating my “Imperfect” life is what I vehemently miss!
The vacant school desks still await my presence
A pair of forbearing ears, could’ve made all the difference.