"If it has nothing to do with me Then why should I even be here?" That sounded far more narcissistic Coming out of my mouth. But I meant exactly what I said, and I knew exactly what I meant. I knew exactly what I meant.
- By Aleksander Mielnikow
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I wish, just for moment, that I could show you how you look to me. How even your simplest of creations are a constant inspiration. Not because they give me ideas or contribute in a synergistic manner with my own works. It’s because your pieces of literary and artistic genius give me hope that one day my own pieces will no longer be this muddled, contorted maelstrom of chaos and damnable poetry. They give me happiness when I sorely lack even a shred of joy. They enable me to bravely face the demons of my work, in hopes of quelling their ceaseless screams, or destroying them all together. In the end, your positivity helps me face the monsters that I have created to remind myself that this world will continue to beat me down, and that with the unknowing support of all of you, I can continue to fight.
I see you dressed in wool, My mind unwinds, I feel a definate pull, To see her struggle against her binds. Tall and thin she towers, Headphones cover her ears, Red and yellow leaves spiral in showers, Can I speak and overcome my fears?
Intimately we look up from the ground, And walk our separate ways without a sound.
We all feel like we have to be the best because everyone expects us to be the best But the best is an untouchable and unreachable standard that we set ourselves And we set this standard but we only end up feeling that were invaluable
Invaluable because we need to have something were good at We need a thing to feel like were good enough but other people are better And everyone is constantly competing against each other to reach this untouchable standard, expectation
Expectation because everybody needs to feel needed and special We need to feel special but it's getting harder to feel special because were not the best Not the best compared to everybody else that were subconsciously competing with Were competing because its all we know and all we know how to do
All we know how to do because were constantly placed against everybody else Constantly compared because we feel like we need to find the best But the best is an untouchable and unreachable standard that we set ourselves because we need to feel worthy
Worthy of the praise and the glory because were made of jealousy And jealousy obstructs our view of who we really are and what we love Because who we are and what we love can be compared to other people And when we compare we come back to the untouchable and unreachable standard
You don't have to be the best in order to feel special and loved Because were all the best at different things even if they aren't advertised You don't need to win a competition or be famous before everybody else You don't need to because you can't compare compassion or love You can't compare ability and performance to other people You can't because were all different and conditions and situations are different No one is living the same as you are and no one knows who you truly are And you don't owe anyone anything because they aren't you
You don't need to be the best The untouchable and unreachable standard Because who you are can't be compared to anybody else because they dont have your mind They dont have your heart and your soul and thats what matters Being the best isn't about measuring how special we are Being the best is about feeling better than other people and being superior
Superior because we all need a little power sometimes and some people have but don't need And some people need but don't have because they aren't the best But we dont have to set this untouchable and unreachable standard because were different