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Perfectionist's Flaw

November 16, 2014
By Sherlocklives SILVER, Mnt. Marion, New York
Sherlocklives SILVER, Mnt. Marion, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Among them, not of them" ~Lord Byron

"I may be on the side of the angels, but don't think for one second that I *am* one of them." ~Sherlock

I found myself in reminisce
Once again within all this
Mess that formulated fondly
Caused by silent melancholy.
With fear, I painted on my face
A smile hiding any trace
Of lonely heartache that is felt
But your passion made it melt.
I looked at you with clouded eyes
And suddenly you realized
I was a broken artifact,
A priceless teacup with a crack.
You over-looked that tiny flaw
Instead of uselessness you saw
An artwork just that more unique.
You wiped my eyes and kissed my cheek.
But I’m just not as strong as you.
I just can’t do the things you do.
I left you there without goodbye.
I heard you trying not to cry.
Your imperfections were all I could see
Because when I look in your eyes…
All I see…
Is me….

For my mistakes I’ll never rest
And that’s the fate of a perfectionist.

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on Nov. 21 2014 at 8:19 pm
French_Gold SILVER, Waynesville, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
There's plenty of sense in nonsense, if you wish to look for it.
-Cassandra Clare

I used to be a perfectionist, and I hated it. This poem is great.

VictoriAdler said...
on Nov. 21 2014 at 5:57 pm
VictoriAdler, Union City, Tennessee
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I really liked this partially because I could relate and partially because it was well written. My only complaint was because the format made it hard to get into the rythm at times.