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No Matter How Long You Search For Perfect

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.



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Allie rae J. said...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm:
 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 :)
 
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 6:34 pm :
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 replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 7:41 pm :
Ok thanks, I'll post some more soon :)
 
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Raytheraym said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 9:59 pm:
Wow! Very well written! :)
 
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Zildjian This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 3:21 pm:
You have have a really great use of rhythm in your pieces- Like Suess or Longfellow. I like it :)
 
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TwasBrilling said...
Jul. 25, 2011 at 9:32 am:
This poem is truly amazing...definetly my favorite of yours! 5 stars!
 
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HaleyDRog. said...
Jul. 23, 2011 at 6:58 pm:
You are incredibly talented, you know that right? This poem was purely beautiful and inspirational. I loved it!
 
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gigi01 said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 11:18 am:
Nice poem... quite inspiring and touching... excellent!
 
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.Izzy.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 22, 2011 at 11:09 am:
Beautiful. Five Stars.
 
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leafyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:37 pm:
i LOVE this, you are so talented! i usually hate poems that rhyme, but i liked this soo much. keep up the good work!
 
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NinjaGirl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 21, 2011 at 8:33 pm:
The rhyme scheme makes it flow perfectly! Love the positive message in this poem. :)
 
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M.Lizeth said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 8:22 pm:
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 (:
 
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ohheyyyelli said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm:
Great imagery[:
 
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Emily.L said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 1:51 pm:
I am genuinely in love with this poem. Just saying (:
 
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 1:47 pm :
Thank you so much! :))) Thank you everyone.
 
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Robyn97 said...
Jul. 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm:
You have an amazing ability to rhyme words. I love it!
 
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ArtsDefinition said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 10:15 pm:
I sincerly like this. Its simplistic yet full of imagery..i can see what your saying. JOB WELL DONE
 
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