Perfection

Wild Woman in Pearls

Uniqueness is Perfection
It is not perfection that makes us special
It‘s uniqueness and character
It is not smooth faces that tells the story
The gray and the wrinkles are our glory
It’s the wrinkles of time that show who we are

Years of strain and years of pain
Bring out the character in everyone
Allows us to remember all the fun

Botox and silicone can stretch us tight
Filling up wrinkles and sags
It stretches us tight and we look a fright
When the make-up comes off each night

After years of work, play, and fun
The thing that makes us special
Is not perfection or a smooth complexion
Our uniqueness makes us the exception.

So why worry over what time has wrought
Thinking we can make it better
We create a mask with our aim for perfection
Hiding our uniqueness and losing our perception
That aging person in this vessel of clay
Is a reflection of His work
The unique image God created
In His eyes
We’re unique and highly rated

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Painting Wild Woman in Pearls: Dwight L. Roth

This is one of my favorite poems. It expresses what I believe is lacking in our society today.  Uniqueness always rises to the top. I did not get a good photo of my painting before it was taken away by a friend and neighbor. Both the poem and the painting say and show what I am trying to express in this poem. This being posted on the d’Vers~Poetry Pub for open link Thursday!

46 thoughts on “Perfection

  1. I hit “‘like” yet I came back to comment. “After years of work, play, and fun
    The thing that makes us special
    Is not perfection or a smooth complexion
    Our uniqueness makes us the exception.”
    I just want you to know that it’s a beautiful feeling.

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  2. You hit the nail on the head with this poem! I find more and more as I get wiser and older that a person’s face is not something that interests me, be it beautiful, aged or even what the world calls ‘ugly’. The eyes are the window to the soul and they say it all. I seem to jump right into the character of the person and it is usually the oldest, ‘ugliest’ people who shine for me.

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  3. Very simple and enriching. We neglect our uniqueness while pursuing perfection that is illusory.

    You can also check my post that relates to this via emmanuellove356165818.wordpress.com/2018/06/22/perfection-a-dangerous-idea/

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