You told me I was perfect
I adored those words
Because to me they meant
Perfect for you
But I was wrong
It was the beginning of our end
The pedestal you built for me
Was too high off the ground
I could not live up to perfect
Could you? Could anyone?
You say you never expected that
But clearly you did –
Because when a single brick
Crumbled to the ground
You pushed me off
Tossed me aside
And ran in the other direction
Maybe we were on the wrong road
And we needed course correction
Every path cannot lead to our destiny
So my journey continues
And I am content with imperfection
But I confess I do wonder
If you found a new statue to worship
Maybe she is your perfect
Until she too crumbles


About what sandra thinks

Sandra is a writer, blogger, poet, artist, emotional disaster. She thinks far too much and sleeps far too little. Sandra lives in the Northeastern U.S. but dreams of an oceanfront home in Italy, but she would settle for a non-oceanfront home in Italy, too. She loves books, brutal honesty, coffee, and the color black. She hates insincerity, beer, whipped cream, and facebook. And she is uncomfortable talking about herself in the third person.
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36 Responses to imperfection.

  1. Miriam says:

    Well written Sandra. Perfection is an illusion, it can only lead to crumbled walls.

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  2. Dan says:

    Beautiful! Perfection is the imperfect unicorn.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. How true, when we show that we’re just human, perfect is such a dangerous word… poignant

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Perfection does not exist. A poignant write. The illusion or expectations of perfection, will only destroy relationships. Good one.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Wonderful lovely write. And like Andrew said, the ending is terrific…

    Liked by 2 people

  6. The V Pub says:

    This was beautifully written, but ultiimately a very sad post! The pursuit of perfection is a fool’s errand, with each quest ending in disaster.

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Perfectly Imperfect. That’s how we all are. Beautiful write. 🙂

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  8. Anthony says:

    This was an awesome piece of writing. And Sandra, you will always be imperfectly perfect to me. 😊

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Plectrumm says:

    “Perfect is a delusion created by centuries of ideological fantasy…knowing you’re worthy of being loved for being your best self is all anyone ever has to offer”

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  10. How are you always so Perfect when it comes to expressing regular thoughts like this!
    ‘ Imperfection ‘ is nearly perfect out here!

    Liked by 1 person

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