Imperfection | Teen Ink


July 28, 2011
By silver_ice BRONZE, Wheelock, Texas
silver_ice BRONZE, Wheelock, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
-Joseph Joubert
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.
-Mark Twain ;P

Dust I’ve gathered while in the Crypt
Wracks my cold soul still
In my bones and fingertips
Exhausted breath meets will

The Silk in my spirit woven of pain
Demands more than I can call
Through torrents of tears more than the rain
As always I meet the Wall

I was brought from no fire but with flaming tongs
You wrought me before your own soul
A Twisted Spirit in ancient songs
In the Fabric I am the Hole

My desire forever just beyond reach
As I sidle through the Age
Though even Death cannot keep me
Imperfection forever my cage

Brushing past my gaze of heart
The Light I cannot be
For Darkness is my candle
Though Shadows cannot see

The author's comments:
Perfection is and always will be beyond our grasp...

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on Oct. 24 2011 at 7:43 pm
RayBaytheDinosaur GOLD, Hampton, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Love it! It flowed amazingly but i was a little confused on the message, but thats not nessasarily a bad thing for a poem xD

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on Aug. 10 2011 at 7:54 pm
Abby96 BRONZE, Leesburg, Virginia
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This is amazing! I love the way it flowed and the things you said!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 7:49 pm
DeusExMachina SILVER, Reading, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
The universe was exploding, each particle away from the next, hurtling us into dark and lonely space, eternally tearing us away from each other--child out of the womb, friend away from friend, moving from each other, each through his own pathway toward the goal-box of solitary death

This is excellent. Great imagery. I love the capitalization useage. Also, very nice rhyme scheme. I usually dislike rhyming poems but this one actually enhanced the feel of the poem rather than hindered it. Again, nice job!

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:53 pm
thetruthawaits94 SILVER, Duncan, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 351 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, but learning to dance in the rain.

This is great! I love the rhyming because it is does not define the poem, but adds a bit of interest to it. This a very interesting way to talk about about perfection. Good job. Check out my poem NO MATTER HOW LONG YOU SEARCH FOR PERFECT, please! it is more bluntly put, but similar theme to this one! 

on Aug. 10 2011 at 2:26 am
PaigeStreet PLATINUM, Juneau, Alaska
47 articles 0 photos 218 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Stay golden"
- Johnny (The Outsiders, S. E. Hinton)

"In the Fabric I am the Hole"

GREAT line. Also the ending line.