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Imperfect Love (a poem)

Poetry By: Ousma

In the Valentine's Day spirit, we decided to do an activity in creative writing club where we wrote a not-so-typical love poem in accordance to the style of Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130". It's a great read on the truth about his mistress that many could appreciate, and I strongly suggest it. This is for my boyfriend, I hope he finds the good in it... haha ;p

Submitted:Feb 8, 2012    Reads: 322    Comments: 14    Likes: 7   

He is not an iron addict

With arms stacked to the hilt

Thinned out like a pancake

He has been lightly built

His eyes do not burn

With the passion of a dying sun

Rather, grayed with a touch of sapphire

And a faint spark of mischief and fun

Not colored with alluring, sensual caramel

The sought after, sun kissed tone

Instead he is sprinkled with playful freckles

Atop of the color of clean, bright bone

He lacks that smooth way with compelling words

And knows not the look that makes a heart stutter

In truth he's quite clumsy, but when we kiss

He says it all in the way his heart flutters

The sharp, masculine smell of worn leather

That dark, woodsy aroma of pine

His skin does not emit, instead;

Something light and gentle, sweet as time

He would not have the upper hand in a fight

Nor is he handy with a gun or knife

But his head is packed with smarts and wit

Ahead of him waits a promising life

I did not order him from a magazine

He did not sweep me off my feet

There was no love upon first sight

But he's turned out to be a lovely treat

If he had all the most ideal genes

And lived up to society's par

He could not match the truth within himself

And he never would have become my shining star

He's far from perfect

But he's better than most today

Though he may not be my ultimate dream

I live in reality, and given the choice, I'd have it no other way


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