Perfection and You- A Poem

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PERFECTION ….and You- A poem
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p…e..r…f..e..c..t..i..o..n
We may seek perfection…
But, we too, falter…
Perfection is unattainable,
No matter how hard we try…


…What is perfection to you?
…Why is it so important to you?
…do you feel the need to impress?
Or…have you spent your entire life trying to please-
Because of that unattainable attention you craved for
When you were young?
Were they not pleased?


…perfection.
“I try so hard to be perfect.
To do everything right.
Complete.”


…Those words you wrote just didn’t say what you wanted to…
They weren’t elegant enough…
Your hair…it just isn’t straight enough…curly enough…pretty enough.
Who is that reflection that you see in the mirror?
Is she perfect enough for you?
Was she perfect enough for others?
….Sometimes you can’t recognize her anymore…


… I spend so much time….straightening up…cleaning up…
For the perfect abode…
…that picture isn’t straight enough…
There’s a speck of dust in the corner…
So much dust…
Dust that needs to be swept into the past…
….You just want to be comfortable…
But each tiny irrelevant item shouts loudly at you…


….P..e..r…f…e…c..t..i…o…n won’t let you rest…
Perfection is unattainable.
Who do you want to be?
….Is the person you want to be attainable?


Who are you trying to please?


….Can you be happy…with just…being you?

…Perfection can be stagnant.
– Ariana R Cherry 2018

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