Just Try Harder

Our whole lives, we are told to do our best.

Try as hard as you can

Put in the effort

And that will be enough.

But what happens when my best isn’t enough?

When my efforts are fruitless

My hard work ending only in disappointment.

What happens when I’m not enough?

When trying yields nothing but scrapes and bruises

From my collection of falls

And failure

Lists from the lips of all those who see me.

And the person I see in the mirror is unrecognizable

Twisted and bent

To suit those around me

Because my best was at their disposal.

But I am just a broken tool now

Not good enough

Anymore.

~Quill

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