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Perfection Disease

I am not perfect,
No one truly is.

Yet everyone expects that perfection...
The one no one can ever completely find, hold, and obtain.

Remarkable, is it not?
We spend our lives searching for something unreal.

Perfection is like a disease in our minds that forces us to never settle,
While looking for perfection we are restless in what we have.

Just like any other mind disease,
The issue of perfection can - and must - be overcome with patience.

Ignore the way we seem to need the best,
Move forward with what we have with a swift, caring, trustworthy step.

Find your little piece of
Almost-there perfection.



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TheHangingGirlThis 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. 11, 2013 at 12:46 am:
I completely love this. I especially like how you said we search for something unreal... Amazing job!
 
Alyssa95 replied...
Jul. 11, 2013 at 9:41 am :
Thank you very much! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed my work!
 
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