Expectations

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We struggle every day to strive

at being the best that we can be

to meet the expectations

that are laid out for us

by those that surround us

day by day

half of the time

we never meet those standards

when we don't

we're considered failures

and frowned upon

every day that follows

the next

we promise ourselves

to work at being better

to work little by little

To reach those expectations

We won't meet them right now

But we will someday

And when that day happens

It will be a great victory.

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