Perfectionist

I used to be a perfectionist

until I lost my mind

then I was on a roll

left boob followed suit

 

Once is unlucky

twice is careless

cancer cells revisited

almost reached magic number 10

when some oncologists dare to mutter cure

 

I used to be a perfectionist

until I lost all my hair

couldn’t swallow eat

mouth ulcers galore

I used to be a perfectionist

till wheeled to the theatre

wondering if i’d live or die

what would they do without me

we are a family of three

 

I used to be a perfectionist

but then my beloved went awol

treatment did not suit me

depression made me a bore

 

I used to be a perfectionist

but not anymore

no not anymore

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About cho wan yau

Teacher by day poet/writer by night. Words have been my first love and will be my last. As a child I locked myself into the toilet devouring books which transported me to distant lands. Poetry shared penned from 2009-2010 in a titanic struggle to stay sane at Heartbreak Hotel. Please check it out on chowanyau@wordpress.com. Any comments or feedback welcome. Why not share your story with me, because we all have one, don't we?

Posted on December 5, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks for reading my posts and liking them my hk husband. Hope you and your loved ones are well.

  2. Perfectionism is over-rated.

    • Yep too much emphasis on success and being the best and not enough on it’s ok to fail and learn from your mistakes. We can’t all be geniuses and study medicine at the age of 6 or be a Stephen Hawking but we are all good at something even if society doesn’t value it.

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