Flawed Thoughts and Imperfect Perspectives : A Book of Motivational and Inspirational Poetry

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-06
  • Publisher: Textstream
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Contents Under Pressure (Can't Let Them Down) Feel stuck in the same spot Looking at how low my change has got In this world, money makes people look cool Which is why I constantly stay hot Remaining undervalued Which is why I so much value The encouraging labels of relatives Such a great feeling it gives To know that I'm thought of so highly To know that these negatives in my life don't define me Nor do they determine where I'm going I know that right now my vehicle's at a pit stop But there's still no need for towing My fear is showing The fear of letting my supporters down Watching mouth corners frown Like the sun in the afternoon, I just can't go down I can't go around Feeling down and sorry for me This is starting to be An even harder race than it started to be And what pierces my mind Are the external uplifts of surpassing past markers Actually putting words into action Doing more than the past talkers Constantly hearing how I'm extraordinary and great Sometimes the belief just isn't transferred Everyday being slowed down in pace With all eyes on me like I'm an atheist pastor Speaking contradicting words to a Christian congregation My point simply is I'm falling short of the set expectations It was always my expectation That I'd make it big someday Somehow, someway I'd make it big in at least one-way But opportunities slimmed From boulevards and highways to dead-ends and one-ways And now I'm working Sunday through Sunday Instead of some relaxing with time passing I'm at a loss for any and all fun days Now I'm forced to meet the goals set by onlookers Beating the odds set by Vegas and Atlantic City bookers And if that goal is missed or fallen short of I feel looked down upon like inner-city hookers Like I never had anything accomplished Those to whom this is all revealed may be astonished But the truth is, I'm merely putting on a show Faking it 'til I make it Besides me—myself and I are the only ones that would know Relaying my plans Sharing my focus But here is where I stand I'm not the one who chose this Instead, I am the dream of parents, families, and friends The reason why in early ages I had no friends Because while Ms. So-and-so's son was failing out She'd take me as her own, or at least pretend Treating their offspring with scorn then Peers, in turn, looked at me with scorn then It was sworn then That I was meant for greatness Never knew how to take this But I could never let them down and make them faithless And it still happens now I'm the favorite to make it out and do it all But it's not happening now What happens now Is that I am a lived out dream to many Sorted out upon opening the box Placed with the Good away from the Plenty The spectators are many Waiting to see if I'll hit the game-winner Or be the game's winner Hoping that I'm not the same, come winter But I have a rocky road to travel Several parts of the plan have unraveled Despite my good intention My foundation's been shaken and rattled Maybe a test of my fortitude Not being rude But maybe this will wake up those mentioned Help them to realize that their "support" is also pressure, too

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