"Good" Advice

People always say

Love yourself first

Acknowledge your strengths

It is the key to everything.

But how do I do that

When I’m drowning in mediocrity;

Im good at this

But not that good

Im just okay

In a world where okay is not enough.


People tell me

To look for silver linings

The diamonds buried in coal.

But that’s what I do

I dig through the coal

To extract the tiniest diamonds

But all I get

Is glass that shatters in my hands.

When will my optimism become realism instead of idealism

Where reaching for the skies doesn’t push me

Deeper and deeper

Into the earth.


I try to follow what people say

Why doesn’t it ever work out?


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