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Perfect

September 2, 2022
By Julietteeee_ DIAMOND, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Julietteeee_ DIAMOND, Plymouth, Massachusetts
54 articles 6 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game


When I was a little girl,
I picked a flower almost everyday.
I'd twirl it around in my tiny fingers,
To see every little imperfection it holds.

I'd pick every little ruined petal,
And save the best for last.
I would rip off the center,
Until a stem is all that shows.
Mindlessly, I throw the stem on the grass,
I'd forget the little baby flower, just as the last.

No flower is ever perfect to me,
There is one image I keep in store.
But I know I can never find perfect,
Because there is only "almost" or "close".

I realize now that this flower that I picked,
Was me not a small plant.
I'd pick and choose the flaws in my appearance,
But I never see or saw myself as perfect.
I'm never pretty in my own eyes,
And I know I never will.

This is the image many hold,
People of all types and genders.
We all push ourselves to be greater,
But we already are as great as we could be.
There is no perfect, not even an "almost" or "close",
There is just "you" and "me".


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on Sep. 14 at 2:19 am
magic_ida SILVER, Plano, Texas
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such a fitting metaphor!

on Sep. 5 at 3:46 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

I love the imagery and how you used it as a metaphor!

Triki09 GOLD said...
on Sep. 4 at 3:18 pm
Triki09 GOLD, Plymouth, Massachusetts
10 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
I think it was pretty fine, chicken pine.

I can relate!

Triki09 GOLD said...
on Sep. 4 at 3:18 pm
Triki09 GOLD, Plymouth, Massachusetts
10 articles 1 photo 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
I think it was pretty fine, chicken pine.

this is amazing!

on Sep. 4 at 3:17 pm
Julietteeee_ DIAMOND, Plymouth, Massachusetts
54 articles 6 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game

I did this so many times when i was a kid and still to this day thats why i wrote it.