Saturday, September 9, 2017

The Perfect Student // a poem

She is stuck behind lined paper,
she never forgets to dot her “i”s,
raises her hand when she knows the answer
and is the best at whatever she tries.
she wakes up early in the morning
for she knows no other way,
writing out her schedule 
that she lives by day to day.
she always gets straight A’s
for they determine her self-esteem.
stays only on the right path
so her record will stay clean.
but life is not a checklist
of generic milestones to pursue,
some things can not be planned for
though she never truly knew
that while living on this earth
she has never really lived,
because grades cannot determine
how much beauty life can give.
For life can not be graded
by the scores given in class
experiences are the only thing
that will forever last.

9 comments:

  1. I'm that person who try's to be the perfect person in class and sometimes I forget things like this. Beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Cool poem. That can be true of students. I'll try not to be like that though. :)

    -Ashley
    ashleysyarnworks.etsy.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. This is so me. I love this. Especially since I'm no longer a student...finding a purpose and beauty in life is such a struggle, sometimes!

    ReplyDelete
  4. LOVE THIS!!!

    - Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. This has definitely been me for a lot of my life. I'm learning how I can't let my grades define me.

    ReplyDelete