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Imperfection
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Honor Roll student,
 1
Employee of the Year,
 2
Humanitarian of the Month --
 3
the model citizen--
 4
my mantel flaunts "me."
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Or does it?
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From childhood to adulthood,
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I strived for "A's"
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to dance on my papers of life.
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Now, I question
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if perfection is attainable
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or worthwhile.
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My world of restrictions,
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political correctness,
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laughing at corniness,
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suit-wearing,
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people-pleasing
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seem purposeless—
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too complicated.
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I want to arrive five minutes late,
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wear jeans to work,
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shout "damn," and not "darn,"
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say no without guilt.
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I want to care less
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of others' opinions
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and fear less
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of being labeled
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a non-conformist,
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a non-team player.
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I've learnt it's okay
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to embrace imperfection
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because I'm embracing
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being human.
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10 Apr 10

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nice
 — psychofemale

perfection 'is' attainable in L11
A great revelation, but this is a blog, not a poem :(
 — aurelius

Thank you for commenting, psychofemale and aurelius --the author.
 — unknown

I like the sentiment, although I do agree with Aurelius about it being blog-like.

Line 9 - "To dance on my papers of life" - for some reason that line clicks with me, I really like it.

Thanks for the read,
 — PollyReg

No, thank you, PollyReg -- the author
 — unknown

I like this one, surprisingly.
 — unknown

Thank you, unknown.
 — unknown

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Beautiful
 — unknown

Thank you for the comments.
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I thought it is going to be some boring old post, but it

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our site for additional info. Thanks for the article.
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I like it.
 — unknown

Its an imperfect world so your desire to escape the shackles of conformity can do you nothing but good

Larry practically imperfect in every way Lark
 — larrylark

Thank you for the commentary, Larrylark.
 — unknown

Thank you for the commentary, Unknown.
 — unknown

Interesting
 — unknown

Wow, what a revelation!
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