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by Jean Mishler



She lives her life steeped in perfection
Achievements rolling off her finger tips in sweet succession.
She failed her life, empty like a paper cup
Pour in sugar, drink it up before it grows cold

You can't tell her she's unhappy,
you can't tell her she's not whole
She can never get enough success
to ever fill her soul
In desperation she seeks it all
when what she needs is love;
A cup that she could drink from
if she came down from above.

Hard on her friends, this will come as no surprise
We never were quite good enough at friendship in her eyes
Perplexed we never listened in with good and perfect clarity
centered around her life the way she thought we ought to be

You can't tell her she's unhappy,
you can't tell her she's not whole
She can never get enough success
to ever fill her soul
In desperation she seeks it all
when what she needs is love;
A cup that she could drink from
if she came down from above.

It's a harrowing discover the planets won't spin
Around you and around you at the offer of your grin
People judge and disagree, they're not captives who can't flee
The world around is not yours to command
Place oh please, place oh please
your feet upon the land.

You can't tell her she's unhappy,
you can't tell her she's not whole
She can never get enough success
to ever fill her soul
In desperation she seeks it all
when what she needs is love;
A cup that she could drink from
if she came down from above.

She lives her life steeped in perfection.