Imperfection | Teen Ink


January 23, 2010
By imperfection GOLD, Gilroy, California
imperfection GOLD, Gilroy, California
17 articles 9 photos 45 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Dream as though you'll live forever, live as though you'll die today."
~James Dean (1931-1955), American Motion Picture Actor, symbol of rebellion

I am not perfect,
Nor have I ever been.
I am like a crack in a sidewalk.
Broken. Split.
Years of pressure are shown.
I am like pieces of broken glass.
Once pretty, still gleaming.
Needing to be put back together.
I am like spilled nail polish.
Shining and colorful,
But displaced, and I cannot go back.
I am like a flower, petals plucked
A wonder of color.
I am like a silver chain necklace
Tangled and left alone,
I am like a poem,
Forever changing, erased, rewritten
And I am like a button,
Loosened from the clothing I once clung to,
Soon to be replaced
I am not perfect,
Nor will I ever be.

The author's comments:
Inspired by the photos of a friend.

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This article has 9 comments.

on Sep. 21 2021 at 2:54 pm
EvelyneWrites PLATINUM, Arlington, Virginia
21 articles 0 photos 19 comments
love all the similes! your work is still popping up on people's radar

lizzyyyyy:) said...
on May. 5 2011 at 12:45 am
does this mean you're g.a.y? that's... interesting, i guess? omg!

antunEs said...
on May. 5 2011 at 12:42 am
i love poetry, and this i can connect to my life. im not perfect either, lots of people don't exactly like me bcecause of whose team I'm on, but this is full of self expression, perfect

AmyLiusion said...
on May. 5 2011 at 12:39 am
love all your poetry. good use of similes... well done :) if i make an account plz read my work

dirtbikerr37 said...
on May. 5 2011 at 12:37 am
Don't normally like poetry, but this one was easy to understand and it still got deep. good Job

on May. 5 2011 at 12:34 am
Okay, this is really good! Though I'm not a fan of some of the similes, I enjoyed it.

Keila said...
on May. 5 2011 at 12:32 am
Repetition and similes... flows nicely... my favorite on the whole website!

Jazzy said...
on May. 5 2011 at 12:30 am
This is really good... You're an amaziing writer!

on May. 2 2010 at 9:05 pm
xBaByGiRrL22x PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
22 articles 0 photos 280 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The goal isn't to live forever, but create something that will."
"If you wanna go, baby let's go; if you wanna rock, I'm ready to roll.''
"No one ever said it'd be easy. They just said it'd be worth it." <3

woww. i luv this. there's so much meaning!! 5/5 starz