Perfecting Perfection

Perfecting Perfection

A Poem by Kathy Mc Cathy

Beauty is not perfection and Ugly no perception


Perfectionism is a clock that keeps running the same

The ticking sound is endless and to the dot and never off

Dull and monotonous is the life of this rusty old clock 

Whose minute hand keeps ticking and goes on and on 

Confined inside these lonely walls 

A world outside with risks and intrigue and fun

Those minutes can free themselves but they don’t want to 

Why risk something to ruin this tedious perfection 

Perfection isn’t what is interpreted as 

It’s not being faultless or without any blunders

Its being the best of yourself and appreciating like that 

Perfection is being able to see the nature’s wonders

Beauty is not perfection and Ugly no perception 

For those are comparative terms 

Being said to be ugly compared to God 

Is the biggest praise of all

© 2021 Kathy Mc Cathy

Author's Note

Kathy Mc Cathy
Just be who you are , don't lose sight of it for it is the only thing which is unique in this world . We don't wanna live in the world of clones .

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My least favorite bad habit of writers is when they portray every love or sensual situation in terms of totally perfect bodies & performances & feelings. Your poem tells life like it is (((HUGS)))

Posted 2 Months Ago

...another poetic-treat that is uniquely you :) the way you animate Minutes by giving them a mind and a choice (which, in monotony, they waste) ~ Who but you could have come up with it? Brilliant! :)

Posted 3 Months Ago

Kathy Mc Cathy

3 Months Ago

U know the feeling when u wanna add something but it doesn't actually fit that much , i thought a cl.. read more
Dylan Macadham

3 Months Ago

Hi Kathy, yes, I know that feeling ...and your clock is the perfect metaphor! ...and thanks for your.. read more
I wrote a poem once Kathy where my opening line was

I love you for your imperfections

We are all unique and how boring it would be if we were cloned. We are all different. Those differences are what make us. Thank you for sharing this lovely poem. Penned beautifully, I might add.


Posted 3 Months Ago

Kathy Mc Cathy

3 Months Ago

Wow a wonderful line , Exactly our differences are actually which binds us , if we were all clones ,.. read more

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Added on October 25, 2021
Last Updated on October 25, 2021


Kathy Mc Cathy
Kathy Mc Cathy


"I'm just a person in this world Who loves to enjoy every moment With a twirl every now and then And sing some lovely songs too Poems put a smile on this rounded face Put some melodies on wit.. more..


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