Strength Comes in Numbers

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

Numbers play a big part in pressuring kids to be perfect.

Strength comes in numbers

That’s why my career choice gets questioned

Because if I’m not making triple digits

I’m not successful am I?

 

Strength comes in numbers

That’s why I must maintain a 95 average

Because if I’m not making good grades

I’m not all that smart am I?

 

Strength comes in numbers

That’s why I must make sports a priority

Because if I’m not #1 on the court

I’m just showing I’m weak aren’t I?

 

Strength comes in numbers

That’s why I should gain 10 pounds

Because if I don’t eat some biscuits

I will just be too skinny won’t I?

 

Strength doesn’t come in numbers

That’s why I give 0 shits about them

Because if I did

Then I’d have no strength against the pressure would I?


Submitted: February 15, 2015

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Bert Broomberg

Nice way of expressing thoughts about pressure in life. Being a teacher, I recognize that kids are put under a lot of pressure nowadays.

Sun, February 15th, 2015 8:52am

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Thank you. I want to be a teacher, so that means a lot.

Sun, February 15th, 2015 5:05am

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