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You Are Perfect

April 29, 2015
By LazyGenius SILVER, Windham, Ohio
LazyGenius SILVER, Windham, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"It is better to remain silent at the risk of being thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt of it"

"You're worthless"
"You're a waste of space"

These words may hurt.
But they are couldn't be more untrue.
You feel like dirt.
You're just trying to push through.

It's time to instill something in you.
You need to hear the truth.
Have a new world view.
Before you learn to hate your youth.

You may be worthless to them
But that's because they can't see
And all they do is condemn
They are jealous of what you'll grow to be

You'll grow to be free
Success is your destiny.
You'll get that master's degree.
And live exceptionally.

You'll look back.
Then you'll finally see.
Their hearts were nothing but pure black.
And they'll probably agree.

But, Perfect
You won't even be upset.
You'll take time to reflect.
And the pain you'll forget.

What cannot be forgotten though
Is how every insult made you stronger
And forced you to grow
Now you won't feel "worthless" any longer. 

The author's comments:

This is a piece I wrote when one of my closest friends told me how lowly she viewed herself due to the verbal abuse she had received throughout the years.  No matter how out of place you may feel, you are nothing but pure perfection.

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This article has 2 comments.

GGauns said...
on May. 8 2015 at 4:11 am
GGauns, Ponda, Other
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Favorite Quote:
'We cannot choose to get hurt in this world. But, we do have some say in choosing what can hurt us.'

I really love this poem!!! I absolutely adore the rhyming....The most wonderful I've read.

on May. 5 2015 at 9:18 am
LotusChild PLATINUM, Raleigh, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Let them hate, so long as they fear me" ~Colligula

So this one is an interesting piece and another that I wish you would make another version of. I love the wording and the rhyming scheme, the message is clear and beautiful, and your inspiration is inspiring, however there's just one thing I'd like to see you do. You don't have to post it, but I'd like to see a version of this poem where you don't use the word "you". Although some poets do make it work, it tends to sound very preachy when you use the word "you" in the poem, especially here, since it's basically talking to the reader. Just as a fun experiment, I'd like to see how this poem would look if you replaced the "you"s with "she", and just dropped off some "you"s altogether. Just a thought, great poem though.