Beauty in being Imperfect

Imperfect Beauty

One of my first few Poems about seeing the beauty in things even if they are not as perfect as you expect them to be. Sometimes what we think is a mistake is probably how things were meant to be…..

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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  1. anacskie

    Lovely poem. I love crafting and I know how you feel about perfection and also the fact that there is indeed beauty in imperfection. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Melissa Wolvin

    That is a beautiful poem! I have always wanted to be able to write, but never have had the talent! Great job!

  3. confettiandbliss

    What a beautifully penned poem! I love the topic. There is so much beauty to be found in imperfection if we are only willing to see it. You’re a very talented writer!

  4. briebrieblooms

    This is beautiful! What a wonderful way to express that perfection really is a perception and beauty is not a standard paired next to it.

  5. Jojo Hua

    This really struck a chord with me. Especially the last part. Perfectionism (or the pursuit of) is something that is massively holding me back from actualising anything right now!

  6. Princess Quinn

    Oh how I fell in love with this poem. Thanks for sharing. It made me realize that behind imperfection lies a beauty from a different perception.

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