I'm Sorry...

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Other  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: April 29, 2017

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Submitted: April 29, 2017



“I’m sorry…

I’m sorry that I can’t be good enough…

I’m sorry for not taking the time to turn myself around…

I’m sorry I constantly let you down…

I’m sorry I couldn’t give you what you needed…”


When will you realise that you don’t have to apologise for EVERYTHING?

The world doesn’t owe you anything, ok?

Apologising all the time isn’t going to get you anywhere.

Why do you apologise?

Is it because you’re afraid?

Afraid of getting judged,

Or that you really aren’t good enough?


Or is it simply you trying to live up to expectations?

Is it the fact that ever since we are little,

We are told that the biggest priorities in life

Are stability, success, a nice family, money, education?


And now you’re apologising again

Because you don’t think you can

Live up to those expectations.

And that’s alright.

To live up to what society wants for us

Is sacrificing everything you have ever been…

...Everything you will ever be…


I don’t care who you are,

I don’t care where you’ve been.

You are NOT what they say you are

And you are NOT going to fall in line

With the rest of them

While they go off to do the same thing,

Go the same places,

Meet the same people.


But you,

Yes, YOU, are going to change that.

You’re going to do something great,

And even if no one approves at first,

You’re going to keep working at it.

If you really want something,

You have to chase it

And don’t apologise for being unique.

Don’t apologise for doing what YOU want,

Not society.


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