Black Poetry : YOU ARE THE PERFECT YOU

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  1. garlicsalt99

    garlicsalt99 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    YOU ARE THE PERFECT YOU

    You are the perfect you, whether or not you are aware
    With all of your flaws, faults, frailties and imperfections to bare
    Character vices out balanced by character virtues
    You inspire others to ask “What’s it like to walk a mile in her shoes”
    People watch and wonder as you go through out your day
    Smiling and brining levity to everyone and everything that comes your way
    Not giving room to gloom and melancholy that’s sure to bring down your mood
    Not that nothing is ever wrong; you just have the right attitude
    That saying that nobody’s perfect, that’s true in a sense
    But to the pure, things are pure, and in your eyes dwells innocence
    Not so much a naïveté or ignorance is what your spirit is about
    But more so, giving everyone the benefit of the doubt
    All of your shortcomings just add to my overall view
    Your faults – if we can call them that – just adds to you being you
    And as long as you are you, on your level others will want to be on par
    People will come to appreciate you for who you really are

    You are the perfect you, exhibiting strength even when you’re weak
    You are your own fingerprint – uncommon and ‘you-nique’
    You’re like a newly formed snowflake that fell from the sky
    That no one can duplicate, no matter how hard they try
    You are one in countless millions, as priceless as a precious stone
    A combination of values and virtues contained in the sweetest woman I’ve ever known
    No need to apologies for who you are, with no reason to atone
    You are the only you that you can be, you’re you and you alone
    You are the needle in the haystack; the rare coin in the sand
    You are that collection of strung pearls that makes that perfect strand
    You are that lasting impression that stays on my mind
    You are an undiscovered gem … a treasured and matchless find
    As perfect is the circle drawn by an imperfect hand
    You are the one and only person who – in your own experience – can stand
    On the grounds that you are to walk on with every step that you take
    The mold that you came from … God saw fit to break

    You are the perfect you with every beauty-mark and every scar
    What you perceive to be blemishes contributes to who you are
    Strategically placed on your person so that your head won’t swell
    With every mark and scar, there is a story to tell
    Dermatological defects that are more precious than pearls
    The nicks and cuts that you got as a result of being a little girl
    The signs of healed hurts that are visible to the eye
    That at the time caused you great pain … and made you cry
    Branded by life and all that comes along with it
    The good, the bad, and not so pretty – against such we’re all pitted
    But the lessons learned from those experiences helped you to live a little longer
    And as the saying goes, that which doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger
    Even the bruises that live on in your memory
    The faded scratches that are faintly discernable, but you bear them to see
    To remind you of your yesterday viewed from a retrospective light
    With perfect vision always coming from the view of hind-sight

    You are … the perfect you that you can be
    And the fact that you are you, that’s a wonderful thing to me
    Because all of the inward qualities of which many woman should pursue
    God chose to wrap them up in a package and label the finished product, ‘you’
    Polished like a gold nugget, no two are exactly the same
    Though each one is precious, you’re more so, and have a name
    And like the flicker of a flame you command notice and attention
    Just by you being you, and of yourself you make no mention
    What makes an imperfect you perfect is the measure of humility
    That you exercise with wisdom, to the best of your ability
    Confident in who you are, glowing with your own luminescence
    Sharing with those you come in contact with your nature and your essence
    Referring to yourself in a selfless context and manner
    Deferring to others when it comes to displaying a personal banner
    Walking in the ways where your footprints come into view
    With all that is the person that I see, you are the perfect you

    Written by: Charles (a.k.a. K-JiO)
    © 2008
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    Dat perfect one gonna reside in this ....love the flow of it
    tells a woman how perfect she truely is......awesome!!!!!!
     
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    this was the perfect piece without any imperfections in sight. Poetically turned out as usual
     
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    I read this earlier today, and I thought it was a very beautiful, and very special flow....

    really says alot. Thank you
     
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    this is the 1st time i ve had the pleasure of reading a sample of ur work, & it was delightful. this piece was creative, encouraging & thot provoking. i really liked it. i m only sorry i prob won t get 2 hear u perform it live n the chat room.

    lookin 4ward 2 reading mor from u soon :em3200:
     
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    gsalt:
    YOU are the perfect YOU
    words flow from your pen
    so gracefully and exquisitely.
    Never do you disappoint.

    Much Luv
     
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