Why must I see
the flaws surrounding me
a laugh line here, a crow’s foot there
the endless pulling
of each gray hair
the muscles that have flipped,
to say the least

either way, they’re not
where they’re supposed to be
Those youthful pages
of our precious photo albums
portray an image
that was once okay
now, the magnified flaws
have definitely found their way
Yet, your soul doesn’t see
what my mirror shows me
You see the blue-green ocean
when you look deeply into my eyes
You feel my long, soft hair
and marvel in its silkiness
My laugh lines joyfully remind you
of our endless happiness
When our hearts beat
as close as can be

all that matters
is our loving connection
Your adoration runs deeper
and through your devoted actions
seeps absolute affection
So blessed am I
to have found complete

Copyright 2011

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76 thoughts on “Imperfection

  1. A beautiful expression, Lauren. It is a challenge at any age being satisfied with our outward appearance, then as we age we look back and think we would be satisfied now to have that back. I have worked with some lovely people and I have heard all of them cite flaws of some kind that plague them. I simply decline pictures. I don’t remember what I looked like years ago 🙂

    1. Thanks, VW! You are so right about wishing we looked like we did back then. I think it’s normal for most to cite their flaws, but when it becomes obsessive, then that’s problematic. It’s nice for anyone to be accepted for who they truly are and not because of their physical appearance~ 🙂

  2. its elating,
    your posts have shown me all the colors of love.. you have made me a strong believer!

    this one is so vivid… I’m in awe
    The words that stirred me the most are ” Yet, your soul doesn’t see
    what my mirror shows me…”
    Ohh Lauren this is wonderful. I loved it!

  3. Androgoth

    A lovely piece of poetry my friend and
    as I always say, age is just a number
    and no matter how many years pass
    us by, the love of true sweetness will
    never age, indeed love is beyond the
    realms of infinity…

    Have a very nice day today my friend 🙂


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