I had always been a person,
Who when lacked in perfection,
Was in dismay,
And grouchy for days,
With no space for mistakes or revisions.
One small thing out of place,
Made me feel completely disgraced,
Trying to perfect,
More things got wrecked,
No matter what, just couldn’t erase.
Until one day when I went about oil painting,
A scene at dawn which seemed very fascinating,
Tall dark mountains and orange sky,
Waves of the sea rolling by,
And streaks of light, which seemed a bit daunting.
Once completed while keeping it aside to dry,
Without warning I tripped and fell with no time to rectify,
For there it glint,
Streaks of light with my fingerprint,
After 3 days of painting there was nothing left but to cry.
Unpacked my paints to patch up my fingerprint,
To ensure it’s hidden without a trace or hint,
But the more I stared,
It looked like lens flare,
It added a depth, a flaw it wasn’t.
Ever since that day I have started enjoying,
Doing what I feel rather than perfecting something,
Giving it my best,
And leaving the rest,
For perfection doesn’t come close to being happy and relaxing.
If you liked this poem please check out my other poems Dreams of Water and Faceless Face.
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Perfectionism is not healthy nor realistic in this lifetime. We can but do our best – that should be perfect, no matter how imperfect it might be. Great poem.
You wrote this so well! I am all about imperfect beauty. Who wants to be perfect anyway? It’s boring!
what a great play of words! love the message here and how you presented it!
Perfect is boring and I like to be unique. This shows that everything can be beautiful as it is how we look at things.
Perfectionism is this lure that once I arrive at this perfect place then all will be well. Thing is that arrival never happens because life doesn’t work that way. Happy that you’ve found away to enjoy life and be content. I’m on the journey as well!
I have also thought that perfection is boring. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be better. I think it is all about always improving yourself
Lovely poem. Completely agree with the idea of the poem. Great post, thanks for sharing!
I love how this is well-written! That is certainly true. perfection is sometimes even not the reality. There’s so many aspect of beauty that will not be described by physicial attributes, but more on what is deeply inside.
OMG- what a beautifully written post. Very inspiring. Loved reading every word.
I love this. We should not hold ourselves to perfect standards. One of my favorite quotes is “Perfection is not attainable. but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.” I think we should give things our best effort and be perfectly ok with the fact that we are not perfect.
I absolutely love this poem because perfection is not all it’s cracked up to be. I really love when people are raw and real.
these words speak so much truth to me!
Wonderful poem! I like how you put everything you see and touch in this peom!
Loved your poem. I was ready to read more.
You written it beautifully. I think perfection is quite boring. Beauty is in the way how you look at things.
Thanks a lot!
Wow, what a lovely poem. Upon reading, it helped.me draw a picture in my head. As if it was real to me.
I can relate a lot to this. Thank you for this beautiful poem!
Thanks a lot!
I always want everything to be perfect, but this is a great reminder that there is beauty in imperfection! I love this poem.
That’s a beautiful poem. I understands what it feels like to want everything you do to turn out perfectly! It makes life hard.
You are absolutely right, perfection doesn’t always mean happiness. I think it is important that we always keep this in mind.