Perfectionist, I love you
And all your exacting ways
But you need to cut yourself some slack
And listen to my praise.

I think that you’re amazing
At everything you do.
It’s time to forget perceived shortcomings
And give yourself your due.

Don’t ever feel defeated. 
Sometimes you may well fail.
Mistakes are part of learning
Other times you’ll prevail.

Don’t undersell your achievements
We can see how good you are.
Realise your potential
See you’re a shining star.

Copyright  © Sophie Harrington (2016)