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nobody's perfect

February 4, 2013
By migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
migwam ELITE, Tumwater, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present." --Marcus Aurelius


I am nobody’s perfect
laying long, one heavy body stretched
end to end,
and turned sideways,
I watch myself.
There are unsightly purple pockmarks
on my arms
but these are the arms
that have helped to build my family’s house.
My waist and hips curve away from these arms.
profile gently feminine,
though my stomach is round, it is pale and smooth and lovely
though my thighs touch and are marked with scars.
they make me feel vital, fertile, beautiful.
Inside my heart beats slowly
in strange places-
lips feet hips ears-
never pulse points.
What it beats for
who it beats for
live inside me too.
Yeah, I’m
nobody’s perfect,
but nobody’s perfect, anyway.



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Mckay ELITE said...
on Jun. 28 2013 at 7:42 pm
Mckay ELITE, Somewhere, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
—Apple’s “Think Different” commercial, 1997
“Crazy people are considered mad by the rest of the society only because their intelligence isn't understood.”
― Weihui Zhou

I'm so AMENING this poem right now. I feel like I'll never be anybody's perfect. But like you said, Who the h*ll is? I love how you point out your own "imperfections". Most people are too self-conscious to do that. *points at myself* And yet you're proud of your "imperfections". You feel beautiful, as you should. I mean even models have their imperfections. Who the h*ll is perfect in this d*mn world. Am I ranting too much? Eventually, we'll all become someone's perfect. By the way, this poem is perfect. I see no imperfections within it. Only TASTY words with so much meaning. 


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