A Poem by Audrey writes things

You see, I'm not "classically pretty"
I've got chubby cheeks with asymmetrical dimples
I do not have big beautiful doe eyes
In fact, mine are pretty small
And I'm not most people's definition of skinny
I've got a gap in my teeth
And a nose big enough to land a plane on
A pinky finger that sticks up
And a crooked toe
One of my feet is even wider than the other
I have a slight lisp
And sometimes I stutter
I'm no one's definition of cool
Especially since I've got the moves of a mom chaperoning a school dance
Yet I'm still a bit pretentious
At least with my excessive use of literary devices 
Especially whilst speaking
I use similes like a fisherman uses hooks
And my  metaphors are the stars in the sky:
Plentiful and bound to show up on a regular basis
I'm very in touch with my emotions
Like many other writers
I'll be very open with how I feel
And it's usually either on top of the world or scraping rock bottom
I let people know my sentiments right away
Apparently to the point that people complain
I'm nowhere near perfection
As it's plain to see
I hope that you are listening to all of these words
Words I felt the need to spew
Because I'm sharing my flaws
So you petty jerks don't have to

© 2014 Audrey writes things

Author's Note

Audrey writes things
I'm thinking about doing this for slam poetry, what do you think?

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I'm glad that you all like it :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Imperfections are what separate you from everyone else. There what makes you you. Two thumbs up for coming to this conclusion. :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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This was bloody amazing... I love how you wrote it and the intent... I wrote a poem similar to this Imperfect Perfection... I think you might like it too... Wonderful read... I'll be coming back to this poem more often...

Posted 9 Years Ago

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in imperfection lies thousand of inner perfectly beauty beyond measure
thanks for share beauttifully poem :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

Heather McKinlay

9 Years Ago

Ohh no problem :) thanks you :)
Wow I was loving through the whole thing and the end made me love it more the last line hit me hard it was so true, great emotions expressed!

Posted 9 Years Ago

I read this like slam poetry. It was really good! And it was so incredibly real as well, you didn't sugarcoat; that's the sort of thing people can relate to!
I really enjoyed this, well done! :)

Posted 9 Years Ago

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Hello Audrey,

This poem moves very fast; while thinking about the previous line, I am compelled to read the next one. Although this piece clearly demonstrates that you accept what others may perceive about your body, there is a sense of some diffused pain that you, with humor, bravely confront.

Nicely done.


Posted 9 Years Ago

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This is very strong yet pretty fun at the same time. I think it would be great for slam poetry. Too few truly embrace what makes them unique, but you don't seem to have that problem. Great job.

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Added on July 25, 2014
Last Updated on July 25, 2014
Tags: flaws, bullying, personal


Audrey writes things
Audrey writes things


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