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Just to Excel

by taking off the mask (writer), Los Angeles, December 11, 2009

When ever I hear the words

“why don't you apply yourself?”

I begin to cry

what do those words imply?

all I can do is reply

“I try my best”

as my heart aches from my chest

is this some type of test?

I just can't digest

what it is they want from me

they seem to be obsessed with the fact

that I am failing miserably

maybe I over react

but that questions seems to be attracted to me

everyone I meet asks me

it's like they are all out to attack me

they repetitively harass me

acting like they care about me

but all they are doing is turning their back on me

if they really cared they would help me

not just tell me

this topic seems to dwell inside of me

although they aren't yelling at me

it seems as if hell is being hinted to me

“we just want you to excel”

this sentence makes me want to rebel

yes I am aware that in a flash I fell

that I am nothing more than trash

you don't have to nonstop bash me for it

it makes my soul do a belly flop

and land face down in disgrace

the worse is when they make that sad filled face

it tears my heart in every place

“what a waste” their eyes all say

but you don't know what I face everyday

the people who try to bring me down

the things that surround me

no all you do is frown

you don't feel for me

you just sit there and judge me

how dare you tell me that I am waisting my potential

when you don't even know my struggles

my story

yes it isn't full of glory

but you're not my jury

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taking off the mask is a writer for BrooWaha. For more information, visit the writer's website.
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1 comments on Just to Excel

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By JJFCPA on December 11, 2009 at 05:06 pm

interesting piece. reading it was like being on a journey inside the brain.

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