One person's perfect is another person's 'yuck!' There's no such thing as perfection....


 

 

 

As You Are

 

The supermodels leave me cold,

the men who think they’re cool;

they look so false, conceited,

not attractive as a rule.

 

What about those athletes,

as they stretch and strike a pose?

Do they think that they look great,

with them my eyes dispose.

 

And those that think themselves a hunk,

they leave me feeling sick,

with their undulating muscles

that they think look rather slick.

 

I’m not interested in plastic,

the poser kind of life,

most of it accomplished by

a skilful surgeon’s knife.

 

The person that dwells in my dreams,

someone all too real,

someone who I just can trust

to tell just how I feel.

 

Pretty packages are nothing,

you beat them all by far,

no one can compare to you,

I love you as you are!

 

 


Submitted: November 06, 2017

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jaylisbeth

This is perfect, Hully. Way to go! We must break the status quo.

Mon, November 6th, 2017 6:00pm

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Thanks, jaylisbeth. So much importance is put on external appearance and superficial things like that when really what counts is the person inside.

Mon, November 6th, 2017 10:21am

Sue Harris

"I'm not interested in plastic, the poser kind of life, most of it accomplished by a skilful surgeon's knife," Well said Hully, I echo your sentiments,

Mon, November 6th, 2017 7:31pm

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Thanks so much, Sue. Who cares about the outside, it's what's inside that matters!

Mon, November 6th, 2017 11:43am

Mike S.

Thank you much, Hull!

Mon, November 6th, 2017 8:30pm

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You're very welcome, Mike!

Mon, November 6th, 2017 12:32pm

Jeff Bezaire

Beautifully stated, Hully! I agree!
People who try to look or act perfect are the most fake people you'll ever meet. It's not what's on the outside, but what's on the inside that counts. There's no such thing as true perfection, because everyone has their own opinion of what that is. So everyone is perfect in a way, and no one is perfect, too. But one thing's for sure, going to the gym or getting cosmetic surgery is not going to make you more likeable.
A lovely poem!

Tue, November 7th, 2017 4:50am

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1Thanks so much for that comment, Jeff. That is exactly the point I wanted to make!

Tue, November 7th, 2017 4:58am

Oleg Roschin

Couldn't agree more, Hully. Obsession with "perfect" looks - by men and women alike - is bordering on insanity sometimes. Superficiality rages supreme :( This poem is proclaiming a very important truth!

Tue, November 7th, 2017 4:59am

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Thanks, Oleg!

Tue, November 7th, 2017 4:59am

Rehmat Tanzila

Aww woww I love you too as you are sweet friend :) An amazing poem!

Tue, November 7th, 2017 5:44am

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Thanks, Rehmat. Glad you enjoyed it!

Tue, November 7th, 2017 5:07am

Adam L.

I agree with your words 100%! Nicely done.

Tue, November 7th, 2017 2:34pm

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Thanks, Adam!

Tue, November 7th, 2017 7:06am

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