løne wølf [semi-hiatus]

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she/her | INFJ-T | ravenclaw
daughter of hades and persephone
hopeless romantic
theatre kid
black lives matter.
you are valid.
also known as aftergløw [#words]

Message to Readers

woah, I almost forgot about this piece until I decided to do some long overdue portfolio-cleaning

i'm not perfect.

February 18, 2021


I'm supposed to be smart
My parents expect that of me;
To follow my head, not my heart
And get a prestigious degree.

For me they’ll demand
Full scores for every test
But they don’t understand
That I always try my best.

The annoyance in their eyes,
The fury in their words,
The disappointment in their sighs,
They pierce my soul like swords.

The "perfect" daughter I tried to be,
Was masked by their complaints.
The work thrown upon me
Became despised restraints.

They couldn't understand that I'd forgot,
And hurt me as they sighed.
Every little plea and unpleasing thought
They would always cast aside.

I yearned for their pride,
Their comfort and their praise,
But despite everything I tried,
They refused to be amazed.

I’m not perfect nor flawless,
Passionate or mature
Don’t believe I’m not under stress,
And that I’ll be able to endure.

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  • FantasyOtter12

    Re: Fav artist or music i dont really have one... thanks for offering to put the flowers in part 3! I'll be looking forward to it :)

    3 months ago
  • McK13

    (I know I'm really late but when I saw this I just had to comment)

    Wow. This piece is so heartbreakingly relatable but so beautiful. You are so talented and you did such an amazing job expressing your emotions through words! The imagery and rhyming pattern is remarkable! And like tons of others, I can totally relate to this

    3 months ago
  • pyrrhic

    i.... i get this. wow... yeah, i get it. i'm sorry you get it, too.

    parents really need to take chill pill, amiright? like, back off p l e a s e

    3 months ago
  • Anlee

    can relate T~T, especially "To follow my head, not my heart"

    10 months ago
  • Raven Elite

    beautiful and so deep ~

    11 months ago
  • van gogh's girl

    Ooooh. Those rhymes

    11 months ago
  • Coolgirl2020 (LOVE YA ALL)

    So I am approximately halfway through my Cedric + Hermione series. I am so happy that so many people have enjoyed this series. Thank you so much! Also, I have two new series that I have recently started writing. “Eight People To Go” and “The Academy of Minds.” Be sure to check them out! Thank you for being such a wonderful follower! ;)

    11 months ago
  • Jasmine khawar

    So good! Everyone is special in their own way:)

    12 months ago
  • AccountA

    This is so great and I can really relate to it, my parents expect so much. :\

    12 months ago
  • l.grace.ll

    This is beautiful and relatable. The hopelessness in the last verses hit home.

    12 months ago
  • Hiba Shaikh

    Omg..so relatable yet sophisticated.. Beautiful..#love

    12 months ago
  • sunny.v

    soooo relatable!

    12 months ago
  • joella

    wow. this really hit home. great work :)

    12 months ago
  • løne wølf [semi-hiatus]

    No problem! I welcome constructive criticism~
    Unfortunately, I'm horrible at writing poems in general, and one without rhyming is really hard for me. Can you tell me what parts of the rhyming doesn't work? I will try to fix it in the future.

    12 months ago
  • OpalDove

    This is great! I'm so sorry! The rhymes don't work in some areas, and I feel like this poem might be a bit stronger if it wasn't rhyming, but to each their own!

    12 months ago
  • løne wølf [semi-hiatus]

    +Happy butterfly
    My main goal was to write something others can relate to, and I'm happy it got out there. Thanks for reading!

    12 months ago
  • løne wølf [semi-hiatus]

    +Charisse Marison
    Aww, thanks :)
    I feel like parents may put too much pressure on their kids, and without realizing, it can shatter someone's self esteem. This poem is kinda just a kid's perspective on how their parents are treating them.

    12 months ago
  • happy butterfly

    First of all love the rhyming, it's so clever and cool!
    Second,I love this,its so emotional and I feel like everyone can relate to this atleast at some point in their lives.Beautiful!!!:)

    12 months ago
  • Charisse Marison

    Absolutely wonderful. I'm so sorry they put you under that stress. Even if you aren't perfect, you are still amazing! Love this piece and hope your parents see the talented daughter they have <3

    12 months ago
  • løne wølf [semi-hiatus]

    Thank you so much! Btw, I spent like three hours finding rhyming words and trust me it's exhausting ;-;

    12 months ago
  • løne wølf [semi-hiatus]

    +Madelyn (Carolina Girl)
    Thank you! I poured my heart and remembered my scars while writing this poem.

    12 months ago
  • mia_:)

    Wow! This was an emotional and raw piece! I loved it!

    12 months ago
  • Madelyn (Carolina Girl)

    Wow. This was breathtaking.

    12 months ago