fake it till you make it yell “those” kids
that’s what they all say
maybe that’s how they made it up there
am I right?
I try, try, try
to be someone that I’m not
I’m an oughtta-be, wanna-be, gotta-be
the cycles of strife surge me on
I’m a workaholic, control freak, and perfectionist… to the T
I want to win, win, win
get up on top, feel good about myself
I find myself bending down
bending myself to win the hearts of people
bending myself to win a little more love
bending myself to win just a little more approval and just a few more scraps of acceptance
but I fail, fail, fail
when I try
maybe instead I should try to be
a serveaholic instead of a workaholic
and let someone else be in control of me
maybe instead I should
turn to the cross of perfection–at the only true perfectionist
instead of making one out of me
what if instead, I embraced myself
for who I am, and for who I will always be–
beloved, for all eternity.
About the Author:
Name: Anna Leong
How long have you been apart of TPS? I have been taking TPS classes for two years.
I have been taking TPS classes for two years.
What classes are you taking with TPS this year? This year I am taking AP Art History with Mrs. Beachler and College Psychology with Dr. Bridges.
This year I am taking AP Art History with Mrs. Beachler and College Psychology with Dr. Bridges.
What are a few of your hobbies?
I enjoy expressing myself through the gift of words, music, and art. In my free time, you will probably find me reading a book, writing, playing piano, viola, singing, or dabbling in some kind of art.
How did you hear about Clay Magazine?
I found out about Clay through Instagram, and then on StudyPlace.