Treasure Island

Amanda Saveley

(December 29,1987 / Omaha, Nebraska)

Comparisons Are Overrated

The day is hot, but I'm cold inside
With all this I'm trying to hide
I'm calculating an equation
As to your recent evasion
No matter how I rearrange
Each factor, there is nothing strange
Just painfully plain the ending sum
No, I am not the Golden One
You do not favor me like her
It is my value you deter
I do not smile quite like she does
I don't hold on to what once was
I do not keep up with your books
I do not worry 'bout my looks
I cut my hair if it suits me
My hair's not long like hers, you see
My eyes are plain, much like my face
And though we both lack proper grace
She is much funnier than I
All I can seem to do is try
We both hold down our steady jobs
But somehow hers still comes on top
I hate her, hate her! Can't you see!
She's incomparable to me!
I'm smarter, I'm going somewhere
I'm just waiting for you to care
I'm trying hard to be the best
But it won't work; it's too much stress
Is it so bad to want a life
I work hard; I pay my tithe
I don't do things to make you shamed
I am hardly one to be blamed!
So as I sit here, wondering how
To make it through, I so avow
That someday I will make you see...
The one superior...not me.

Submitted: Monday, July 30, 2007
Edited: Friday, March 25, 2011

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  • Agnes Török (7/30/2007 7:10:00 PM)

    As I suppose you alredy have realized what I am about to tell you, I will try to keep it short.
    Do not let anyone, at any time judge you. And do not let anyone think that you are not worthy of what you want.
    The only one who can ever judge you is yourself, and you must not ever do seuch a thing.
    The only one who can ever tell you your value is you, and you must realize that if there is a reason to your birth, your life, your breathing it is because you are worth it. You are worthy everything you want to be worthy of in YOUR life. Because this life is ours because of the simple fact that you deserved it. And you are the only one who can tell in wich direction you are to go and therefor what your life will lead to and why.

    Maby not as short as I hoped for, but on the other hand I hope that the message becomes even clearer.
    You are always worthy of everything in your life and you must always be the main character in you're life, don't let anyone steal that from you. (Report) Reply

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