Made: Monday, August 23, 2010

Time: 8:49p.m

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Alright, I get it

I understand already

Please, just stop—

Stop!—

It already

I'm sick and tired

Exhausted

Of you and your

Stupid

Stupid

Gloating

How many times

And how many ways

Must you point out

Shove in my face

About how you did this

And can do that

While doing this

And doing that

"Man, that kid can multitask! He's beast!"

Yeah, I could do that too

If I tried

Well, maybe…

But it's not my fault!

He has special talent!

You still don't

Have to flaunt

Your beautiful grades

In my face

And how your essay is

SO much better than mine

"Maybe he's just a better writer than you."

NO! No he is NOT!

I refuse this

I deny this

I'M the writer around here

NOT him!

Oh, and don't get me started

When he's around those instruments

I can play

Just like you

Just

Like

You

Just not as good

As you

That's not my fault!

He just has special talent!

YES!

Finally!

I have the spotlight!

I have the fair chance here!
Nobody here knows you

Or your talent

Or me

Or my level below you

I've been given a chance

To show them

Just what I can do

But—wha?

No

N-no!

NO!

You have the same part?

You say you just added it in?

I played it perfectly

Until you played by my side

And I saw how much more

PERFECT

You played it

And I faltered

And failed

Over and over again

On the verge of tears

"He's going to be taking your part."

I was ready to give up

Again

In your shadow

Because everyone compares

Me

To

You

While I'm

Invisible

At your side or not

Their eyes follow you

While I will

Always falter

Because I know

And you know

As you constantly remind me

That no matter how perfect

I try to do it

You will always

Do it better.