Flawed

We are all flawed. Some ignore, some don't. Some accept it, some don't. Some take their time, go through misery and pain before finally accepting there's no way to true perfection.
This is a poetic piece about such people.

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To all the girls, to all the boys, to all the children and all the adults:
Please remember that you are beautiful in your own way. There will be times when you feel worthless and unaccepted. Sometimes people will act mean on purpose, sometimes it will be unintentional. Either way, never let it get to you. You are you - and you are not perfect. You don't have to be perfect.
And that's the whole beauty of it. <3

1. f l a w e d

 

 

I am flawed, a mistake

I am so lost and I know that

The world outside is not kind

Anyone can see that even if they’re blind

And my life is torn apart

I live in gloomiest shadows of dark

Shaking, trying to learn

What is that life lets us earn?

Nothing but misery, lack of confidence

Everywhere that I go, they all point at my mistakes

My posture, my speech, my gait

My body, my weakness, my face

Everything I have

Everything I possess

All of it is flawed

I must cover it up to face myself

I want, in this world, to have some grace

By opening my gym locker or my makeup kit

I have to learn to be as the world sees me fit

 

I must cover my flaws

I must undo every mistake

Glide over my lips, lip gloss

And give me beauty to exhale

I cannot show my face

With all the blemishes it has

I wouldn’t be able to live with myself

Shadowed in eternal disgrace

 

Shackles engulf my ankles

Chains beat on my wrists

Not there to be seen by another’s eye

But my confidence is lost to mists

Every step on the street I take

Every bank transaction that I make

I cower and I watch with helplessness

That someone is criticizing my murkiness

I don’t know what to say to them

I apologize, that’s all I can do

But the harsh words just stay, they stick like glue

To my flawed heart

That is torn apart

 

I must cover my flaws

I must undo every mistake

Glide over my lips, lip gloss

And give me beauty to exhale

I cannot show my face

With all the blemishes it has

I wouldn’t be able to live with myself

Shadowed in eternal disgrace

 

World, what have I done to you

That you must heed revenge

Pointing out my mole, the mark on my shoe

That you so badly must avenge?

Why can’t I live my life?

Without being so criticized

Glaring strangers everywhere I turn

Ladies in tall heels, men in sleek blazers

Remarks about myself leave so many burns

Cutting through like an army of razors

 

I must cover my flaws

I must undo every mistake

Glide over my lips, lip gloss

And give me beauty to exhale

I cannot show my face

With all the blemishes it has

I wouldn’t be able to live with myself

Shadowed in eternal disgrace

 

Sometimes, in my mind, I see a cliff

Its highest ledge near the clouds

Burnished by warm colours of a setting sun

Lush green grass growing down on the ground

And I see myself standing up there

Breathing my last breaths of air

Slowly, I let my foot slip

Gentler than just taking a leap

For World says everything you do

Must be graceful

 

So with grace, I fall

Down, down

Taking with me all my flaws

Down, down

The cruel whispers that Life tells me

I will never hear its voice again

The drumming of my own ripped heart

I will never feel it again

 

I will descend down to the ground

Bury myself in a dusky shroud

Then I will ascend up above the clouds

Away from din, harsh remarks, every sound

 

And my flaws will be right there with me

Like they always have

Loyal flaws which never left my side

Making me myself

I am flawed, I accept that

I am a mistake, I resent that

I am who I am and no one can change that

 

 

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