Friday, June 21, 2019 11:48 AM

I find myself asking many questions.

They are often easy to answer, and,

without a second thought, the answers are

hard to question.

 

I ask

What makes someone perfect?

 

Perfect is giving all of you to everything you do,

Perfect is achieving success no matter the sacrifice,

Perfect is the absence of flaws.

 

But I am not perfect.

I am riddled with fears and faults;

Each obstacle presenting an opportunity for failure.

Such defeat is devastating

because it means that I am not

Capable.

Intelligent.

because it means that I am not

Enough.

 

This definition exists within a narrow scope;

obtuse to the kaleidoscope of life.

You have taught me to challenge these definitions,

as they are nuanced and full of exceptions.

I am to question them because they are

mere expectations,

fraught with societal lies

and detrimental mentalities.

 

Instead, I ask

What makes someone happy?

 

Happy is leaving supportive sticky notes on your desk,

Happy is finding roots in a community

brimming with love,

Happy is cherishing the small victories.

 

I am happy.

I am riddled with fears and faults,

and I am growing.

I am aware that there is triumph in

my goals growing with my sense of self,

my priorities shifting,

allowing me to redefine success.

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Martin Elder

Sun 21st Jul 2019 18:56

I love the honesty with which have punctuated this poem. The last few lines are particularly telling in all that we are as people. I feel that we can spend too much time trying to reach perfection a state which none of us can do. something which you rightly question and address .I love the notion of

Happy is finding roots in a community
brimming with love

what a wonderful line

Nice one hk

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afishamongmany

Sat 20th Jul 2019 16:27

Don - maybe she's waving not drowning? ><>

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afishamongmany

Sat 20th Jul 2019 16:23

You have taught me to challenge these definitions,

as they are nuanced and full of exceptions.

I am to question them because they are

mere expectations,

fraught with societal lies ...

Yea you got it hk - Go well ><>

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Don Matthews

Fri 19th Jul 2019 23:35

This is good hk.... I hope the lifeguard came to your rescue......

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