PERFECTIONIST

I want to do everything right,

I want to use all my might

To make everyone glad.

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But all I do is bad,

It all ends in a disaster.

One day, I'm praised,

The next day, my ego is razed

To the ground,

And the hurt is profound.

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I wish I could be perfect,

But I cannot be perfect.

I see that pleasing everyone

Is displeasing everyone.

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Trying to be perfect

Is the worst mistake

You can possibly make.