No Matter How Long You Search For Perfect

July 9, 2011
By thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.


He lay in his bed
Top hat still on his head,
Thought he needed water
But he called me instead,
He tapped on his brim and said,

Everyone has their ticks and tocks,
Their rusty bolts,
And creaky locks,
They have leaking pipes,
And holes in their socks

The hat on his head revealed
His last grays as he stuck it on mine,
He in his robe, our hands intertwined,
I patiently listened as he began to explain,

Look down the line
Of one’s ancestry,
Never find it perfectly,
Clean of all life’s miseries,
There is no medicine
To cure all of one’s needs,
Nor are machines’
Or robots’ work one hundred percent guaranteed,
Life is a continual rhythm,
Of break and repair - be ready,
No matter how long you search for perfect
You’ll never find a flawless man to marry,
All have problems within ourselves
To fix, but not independently,
Best you can do is find someone like me

He winked at me,
I nodded my head,
My heart skipped a beat,
What I thought an old man’s murmurs
Was a great epiphany,
Saved perfectly for me

Not long after that,
The genius man,
Strapping on his angel wings,
One hundred percent satisfaction guaranteed
For the one and only perfect place is where they will lead,
Took his leave.


The author's comments:
This poem is about the ever-lasting search for a purely perfect life. You will never find perfection. The moment that you cease trying to make everything in your life perfect is the moment that you will become content and at ease with your life. And your life may not be perfect, but you will have happiness. Hope you enjoy

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SN3RD BRONZE said...
on Jul. 28 2011 at 7:41 pm
SN3RD BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm the bugs bunny, and if you ain't got my carrots, you ain't got nothin' for me!" --Nicki Minaj

Ok thanks, I'll post some more soon :)

on Jul. 28 2011 at 6:34 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

Oh my gosh! that is so awesome. it's great to meet you! :) It's amazing that we have so much in common! God is one of my many inspirations! Tennis, not so much, but it's pretty fun! :) I'll read some more of your stuff if you've got any! 

SN3RD BRONZE said...
on Jul. 28 2011 at 5:10 pm
SN3RD BRONZE, Glendale, Arizona
3 articles 0 photos 60 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm the bugs bunny, and if you ain't got my carrots, you ain't got nothin' for me!" --Nicki Minaj

 You suggested I read your poems and I like them btw I'm also a tennis player and have God in my life. It's nice to meet you :)

on Jul. 27 2011 at 9:59 pm
Raytheraym PLATINUM, Belton, Missouri
47 articles 35 photos 460 comments
Wow! Very well written! :)

on Jul. 27 2011 at 3:21 pm
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

You have have a really great use of rhythm in your pieces- Like Suess or Longfellow. I like it :)

on Jul. 25 2011 at 9:32 am
TwasBrilling BRONZE, Staunton, Va, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The owl of Minerva spreads its wings only with the falling of the dusk" -H.W. Hegel

"Words are our most inexhaustable source of magic' -Albus Dumbledore

This poem is truly amazing...definetly my favorite of yours! 5 stars!

on Jul. 23 2011 at 6:58 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
11 articles 14 photos 291 comments

Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

You are incredibly talented, you know that right? This poem was purely beautiful and inspirational. I loved it!

gigi01 GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 11:18 am
gigi01 GOLD, Seffner, Florida
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Nice poem... quite inspiring and touching... excellent!

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 11:09 am
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
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Beautiful. Five Stars.

leafy said...
on Jul. 21 2011 at 8:37 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

i LOVE this, you are so talented! i usually hate poems that rhyme, but i liked this soo much. keep up the good work!

on Jul. 21 2011 at 8:33 pm
NinjaGirl BRONZE, Valley City, North Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
The only thing holding us back in life is our desire to stay where we are and not venture further.
~Some random person on the Internet :P

The rhyme scheme makes it flow perfectly! Love the positive message in this poem. :)

M.Lizeth GOLD said...
on Jul. 20 2011 at 8:22 pm
M.Lizeth GOLD, Santa Fe Springs, California
12 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
My heart is blind, that so it can love the soul that is too bright for the eyes to see.

Beautiful, beautiful poem. No other word can describe it. I absolutely love the message behind it, and how you described the elderly man. The only thing I would criticize is the weird way of breaking up your stanzas. Great work otherwise (:

on Jul. 20 2011 at 1:47 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 353 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

Thank you so much! :))) Thank you everyone.

on Jul. 19 2011 at 2:39 pm
ohheyyyelli SILVER, Woonsocket, Rhode Island
5 articles 3 photos 178 comments
Great imagery[:

Emily.L GOLD said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 1:51 pm
Emily.L GOLD, Gilbert, Arizona
10 articles 12 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes, we just have to be happy with what people can offer us. Even if it's not what we want, at least it's something. " -Sarah Dessen

I am genuinely in love with this poem. Just saying (:

Kai17 GOLD said...
on Jul. 19 2011 at 12:08 pm
Kai17 GOLD, Spokane, Washington
17 articles 5 photos 340 comments

Favorite Quote:
*beepbeep*
"Where to, Miss?"
"To the stars."

You have an amazing ability to rhyme words. I love it!

on Jul. 18 2011 at 10:15 pm
ArtsDefinition BRONZE, Camp Springs, Maryland
3 articles 0 photos 15 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I know and Understand deep down inside and beyond that life itself is acting all of this out; this kamikaze drama, cosmic if you will but certainly comic in a style so common as to invite confusion" -Al Young (How stars start)

I sincerly like this. Its simplistic yet full of imagery..i can see what your saying. JOB WELL DONE


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