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Shut thy eyes to imperfections
To ramblings and blemishes of the skin
To my own foolish thoughts that speak when lights are dimm’d
For I wish- oh! What a wish- I could be flawless
As the fish when it swims
Or the birds when they sing on your windowsill
For it is only such beauty
That could be loved by such a like
And I, my love, sweet love am nothing of the kind
Compare myself to the likes of you
I’m a haggard ol’ mutt
With boils and burns
I’m nothing as gold and treasured
Just a lover, old and weathered.
So I beg of thee
Shut thy eyes to imperfections
For I am not of the fairest, most gentlest, complexions.



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FreedomIsMyVirtue said...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 2:11 am:
I like the meesage of this poem. But some lines are long and don't flow. This is a good poem though...
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Aug. 21, 2011 at 8:35 am :
Thank you for the criticism and perhaps I will have to clean up this poem a bit.
 
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LovelyMissThis 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. 31, 2011 at 5:02 pm:
That was very lovely... It had a great flow and I love the meaning to this(: Your very good keep writing!:D
 
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Hazel-daisy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 6:57 pm:
i really like it! its written differently but i like it! i think its written well and i like the message! :)
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 28, 2011 at 10:15 am :
thank you so much! :) 
 
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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. 22, 2011 at 2:28 pm:
i agree with DD, but everyone else is awesome. keep up the nice work!
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 12:21 am :
thank you :)
 
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DaylightDarkness said...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 4:44 pm:
O.O wow.... again, this is incredibly good. I will say one thing, and one thing alone- I wish your long lines were shorter, I just think it would read better if you split the lines at comma points- but thats just me. Great job!
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 20, 2011 at 10:27 pm :
I see, I'm not a fan of short lined poety myself, but that's just me as well :) thank you!
 
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