Maia Mayor - "Perfect"

  • Published on Apr 12, 2017
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  • रीया तामांग

    It really touched♥️
    When I listened this poem I really had my goosebumps♥️

  • Mayah Cerecer
    Mayah Cerecer Day ago

    My name is maya and I cried when she said you disappoint me maya

  • Sage Blair
    Sage Blair Day ago

    Does anyone know if this is in print? I’d love to use it for speech and debate but it has to be in print

  • Ori Moscovitz
    Ori Moscovitz 2 days ago

    please give and option to create subtitles to this, it's amazing and I would love to show it to my students but not all of them understand English fluently.

  • Tania Biswas
    Tania Biswas 2 days ago

    I'm really dumb-founded ...🔥😭

  • The Life Of Dest
    The Life Of Dest 4 days ago

    At first I thought this was about her mother but now I feel like its her inner voice inside her head

    • Layla Young
      Layla Young 3 days ago

      The Life Of Dest yeah, but like it says they cook and clean and make her dinner, and tell her to stop wearing rip pants and stuff

  • Salsabeel Dabbagh
    Salsabeel Dabbagh 4 days ago +1

    Felt that deeply 💔🥺🤦‍♀️

  • Nikki Talbot-Jones
    Nikki Talbot-Jones 5 days ago

    When I saw this I felt it so hard like this is no I talk to myself

  • Marah Bright
    Marah Bright 5 days ago +1

    Damn!!! I empathized with this. You can feel every word!!!

  • Sxga_ Mxn
    Sxga_ Mxn 5 days ago

    Wtf what really scared me was that my name is Miya and I felt like my nana wrote this just for me, for me to see and now I’m crying because it’s true, I do need to get my shit together

  • Macey Jo
    Macey Jo 5 days ago +2

    “say yes and ok” “do it with a smile”
    that hit close.

  • Nicole McGrady
    Nicole McGrady 7 days ago

    In the beginning I was like that sounds like my parents but in the end with tears in my eyes thinking I changed my mind, nope, still my parents.

  • Iris Patton
    Iris Patton 9 days ago +1

    I re-watched this after two years and I still cried without even noticing it. She's amazing, I hope her situation got better and if her mother really treated her this way she realized she was wrong to treat her daughter this way.

  • Max Trans LGBTQ
    Max Trans LGBTQ 10 days ago +1

    Holymoly ... That gave me chills

  • Nismo Jdm
    Nismo Jdm 13 days ago +1

    As a men I could'nt find myself in that. It felt selfish and materialist. Stop chewing on your nails bla bla bla, felt like something beyonce would say in front of her mirror everytime she wakes up.

  • XxStayAliveXx
    XxStayAliveXx 14 days ago +1

    I listen to this poem like it's my favorite song since I discovered it. It's so damn beautiful, just like all her other ones.

  • Gayfrogs123 Gay
    Gayfrogs123 Gay 14 days ago +12

    When parents say “why aren’t you eating your dinner” they regret to remember they just told us we need to “loose weight”.

  • Reexamine Reality
    Reexamine Reality 14 days ago +1

    2.5 million views this is one of my favorite spoken word

  • Noah Scott
    Noah Scott 14 days ago +1

    is this what people listen too to make themselves feel better? i dont understand how this could be constructive for anyone, its guilt tripping yourself so you feel like you have a greater reason to feel depressed, and like theres nothing in stock in the world, something like this video is what drowns people pushing themselves deeper into depression, how about some fucking videos that hype themselves up instead of watching videos that make them depressed and call it "poetry" i call this destruction

    • Moons Martin
      Moons Martin 10 days ago +1

      If you wanted to listen to this to feel better, you wouldn’t be listening to what her mother is saying, you would be seeing how here Maia is. She’s still here. Her mother says that her poetry is useless, but here she is writing poetry, making art out of trauma.
      And also, she wouldn’t have uploaded this for other people to ‘feel better’. She would have uploaded this because it is good, and because she wants to share her art with the world.
      If you were to hear this while *you* were struggling with the same thing, it would not bring you down, because you know what’s worse than being depressed?
      Being depressed, and feeling like you are the only one who is.

    • Autumn Forrestier
      Autumn Forrestier 10 days ago +1

      Noah Scott honestly, this video helps me realize that I’m not as alone or as bad as I think I am and I sometimes have a hard time crying so this gives me that extra push to let the emotions go so I can better deal with everything without the constant pain and pressure in my chest and behind my eye. It also weirdly gives me this calm light to my life that helps me get perspective.

    SIPHE MADYIBI 15 days ago +1

    You are perfect Maia

  • Sam J
    Sam J 16 days ago +1

    This will always be my favorite poem in the whole world. Thank you Maia.

  • Daniel Huff
    Daniel Huff 17 days ago +1

    Perfect, that's overrated

  • Clueless Girl
    Clueless Girl 21 day ago +2

    The “I’m just trying to love you” line got me and the “you disappoint me Maia”

  • Madison Hunter
    Madison Hunter 22 days ago

    “You disappoint me Maia”

  • Sophia Pietrantonio
    Sophia Pietrantonio 22 days ago

    Be Perfect
    Be Perfect like me

  • Anatidaephobia
    Anatidaephobia 25 days ago

    It makes me sad that my first thought when watching this was wow this sounds like my dad.

  • EG Loveall
    EG Loveall 26 days ago +1

    This is my mother.
    If I had any guts I would show her this then leave. Leave her crushed expectations. Just leave. She doesn’t listen if I hint at how I feel. She doesn’t want to know. She thinks I’m still her perfect little Christian kid. Well I’m sorry ok I’m sorry.
    I can’t be perfect.

  • EM Kid
    EM Kid 27 days ago

    My mum is wonderful, she’s beautiful, she’s amazing. She doesn’t get angry if I get a bad grade, she doesn’t get mad if I fail. It’s just that my sister has ADHD and her grades are really bad, she doesn’t want to do anything except for playing games and texting people, that’s more than enough work for my mum. I hate getting a bad grade because I want to do what my sister couldn’t do, I want to give her what my sister couldn’t, I want to be a perfect child to her. I want to succeed because my sister couldn’t. I want to make her happy, proud and amazed at at least one of her kids. I can’t fail and see her eyes dim down from the usual glimmer, I have to be perfect because my sister wasn’t perfect for her.

  • Payton Richardson
    Payton Richardson 28 days ago


  • Cameron Cunningham
    Cameron Cunningham 28 days ago

    My grandma be like

  • Sarah Naz
    Sarah Naz 29 days ago


  • Mark Juszczak Jr
    Mark Juszczak Jr Month ago

    Omg I can't 😢😢😭😭

  • Maria Dawson
    Maria Dawson Month ago

    Why does it feel like this my mother is talking to me

  • Stephanie Warrillow

    This is so powerful

  • DrunkonKpop
    DrunkonKpop Month ago

    Maia, I presented this poem at a competition with a few tweaks (to make it more appropropriate, and longer), and everyone loved it! Thanks for this wonderful piece!

  • Manibear
    Manibear Month ago

    My brain terrorizes me just like this poem

  • XoNova
    XoNova Month ago

    My name is actually Maiya... This hit me hard...

  • Scuffed Uterus
    Scuffed Uterus Month ago

    her mama go hard, obviously, her mother loves her a lot and just wants the best for her; she just takes it for granted though. so sad

  • Ghost Boy
    Ghost Boy Month ago

    My parents never really cared what I did I come home with All Fs on my report card they wouldn't care. I do wonder tho what the difference would be from a child to child with a demanding parent vs a empty parent

  • KayBae Enamorado
    KayBae Enamorado Month ago

    I know imagine how her mom felt when she saw this

  • Shahed Omari
    Shahed Omari Month ago

    I’m in love with this video!!

  • Hello Kitty
    Hello Kitty Month ago

    that final tears though, that was perfect

  • Guava Jam
    Guava Jam Month ago +3

    Its 2019 and I want slam poetry back and this is why

  • Zoel Ismail
    Zoel Ismail Month ago

    That hit me like a brick

  • enni R
    enni R Month ago

    I could listen to this for the 1000 time

  • PortuguêsaYardieGyal xo

    Shit, ten snaps! because Im 32 and still in that place with my mother 😔🔥

  • Mariel R
    Mariel R Month ago

    This made me cry

  • kw1206
    kw1206 2 months ago

    i actually cried listening to this poem help me i just wanted to find examples for my poetry slam poem help im crying help

  • Leni Rose
    Leni Rose 2 months ago +1

    This is so great and emotional
    The lines "you can't be a rebel, you're not interesting enough" and "stop writing, your life is not a book" really hit home...
    It's really amazing and I cried like I haven't in a while💕😭

  • Zara the Professional singer

    Me at the start: lol this is like my mum😂
    Me at the end:this is like my mum🥺😭

  • Emily Martinez
    Emily Martinez 2 months ago

    Wow this poem really hits you in the feels.

  • Chohdi Hlassa
    Chohdi Hlassa 2 months ago

    such a beautiful girl

  • Alex Kuzmich
    Alex Kuzmich 2 months ago +234

    “You cant be a rebel maia, you’re not interesting enough” that hit deep fam

  • Jaylene Ortega
    Jaylene Ortega 2 months ago

    I am currently in tears right now

  • PinkNash
    PinkNash 2 months ago

    Are you on You should be. This was outstanding. This might be blasphemous to a slam poet but what if there were some extremely slowly played piano in the background? I think that might add, just some chords and odd notes jarring with your words or even harmonising with them, but yeah, that’s the feeling I got listening to you. I really loved this piece. Thank you so much. I am inspired.

  • dakota peery
    dakota peery 2 months ago

    that was amazing!

  • DrunkonKpop
    DrunkonKpop 2 months ago

    Performed this at a poetry competitions and made it to semifinals. GOt so many compliments on this too!

  • katya.offixal
    katya.offixal 2 months ago +17

    „You can‘t be a rebell, you‘re not interesting enough“
    That was very hard

  • silent Jay
    silent Jay 2 months ago

    Sounds like she needs to listen to her mom

  • Shailvi Singh
    Shailvi Singh 2 months ago

    I was crying at the end. But I relate to this poem in a different way. My mother would never say anything like this to me( and I'm grateful for her) . But it is like my brain is telling me all this. Like there is this "perfect me" I've imagined and I'm constantly telling myself to be like her; but I can't motivate myself enough. Self hatred, self pity or whatever. It's just so frustrating sometimes.