Escape the Cage



I always want perfection.

Nothing I ever do is good enough.

Always following the same process,

Even if it’s tough.

Scared of blunt rejection.


A plan is set out for me,

Never straying from the road,

Got to remain on the track,

Taking on every load,

Never getting to be me.


Confidence hiding within,

Always acting in situations

Scared to mess everything up

Pretending brings complications,

Not happy without a win.


Afraid to step out of the cage

That is safe to stay inside,

Never taking any risks,

Nothing new ever tried

Bringing me disadvantage.


Break out of the repetition,

Learn to live with freedom,

Discover the things that I am missing,

Stop running from frustration

Embrace the imperfection.

The End

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