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Clueless and jealous



I feel like I'm constantly chasing after someone else's dreams, it's killing me.
I feel like I'm constantly following everyone else's directions,
I'm scared

They take a single step and I struggle to take a thousand after them
To exceed them
To spite them

They laugh in blissful joy
And I curse and frown in my head
Why are you smiling
I wish you suffering

They have perfect bodies, and they make sure to accentuate them.
I criticize and disregard mine
I am filled with so much disappointment and hate

They live a thousand times
And I struggle to take in air
I push against the enclosed walls
The falling facade
Barely surviving each day

I do not have my own definition of living.

About this poem

This poem is about my life and how I feel sometimes, viewing life as a competition and not a challenge, always fighting unending battles never getting a moment to truly breath and celebrate just live.

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Written on February 25, 2018

Submitted by divinefebruary2003 on August 05, 2022

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Scheme XXX AAA XXBB AXX XXXXX B
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 714
Words 133
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 4, 3, 5, 1

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