Seeking Perfection

We are all looking for that peace

That to make us whole

Perfection

Beauty

Trying to seek

Control

Where we will look least

We will find

In the dark corners

Of our minds

Beyond the scraps

The tattered veil

There lies the all

To which we prevail

Among the piles of dirt

That which we see

Lies in plain sight

Our beauty

Don't be afraid

Of what you will find

You might be surprised

What trails behind



"The appearance of things changes according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves." —Kahlil Gibran

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Myriad 4 years ago from the bottom of your heart .. ie chennai!

Very nice one :) Keep it up


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Myriad. :)


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

caroline wow.. I loved it period....


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Beautiful and uplifting ode reminding us of our own inner beautiful light.


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Ericdierker 4 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

A peaceful easy feeling, thank you


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Frank thank you. :)

@ Hi Shining thank you. :)

@ Hi Eric thank you. :)


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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Nicely penned and I like the quote from Kahlil Gibran, which is oh, so true on depicting our inner beauty.

Embracing imperfection!


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. A really nice poem. In this world of ours I think it might be a very difficult if not impossible task to find perfection. Better to look for the perfection in our selves and inner beauty.


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dontomberlinn 4 years ago from Stroudsburg

Shining, shimmering poem. I agree with CrisSp about embracing our imperfections. Can I share it to my Facebook profile? If you don't mind. :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

Beautiful! Loved it..


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Crissp thank you for stopping by. :)

@ Hi Gypsy thank you for stopping by and commenting. :)

@ Hi Don sure go ahead and put it on facebook if you want. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. :)

@ Hi Ruby thank you for stopping by my friend. Cheers. :)


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Yes, sometimes our most obvious beauty or the beauty we seek in others is right there for all to see. We don't see perfection. We seek the heart that mirrors what we feel and how we feel it... all loves have their own different perfections somehow... our hearts tell us.

This is a wonderful hub, Caroline. Thank you for this. :)


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

Wow...awesome message, Caroline!

There is nothing wrong with seeking perfection within ourselves - as long as we never believe we have found it!

The Dahli Lama said almost the same thing: (paraphrasing, of course): Don't be afraid of your light - it is your responsibility to fan it and keep it bright!

Loved this, dear..

sharing forward


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ALUR 4 years ago from USA

Ah, it is purity and contentment I seek: perhaps the imperfect is the PERFECT. And Khalil Gibran is my own muse as I write and attempt to relate to life and finding the beauty in what I do, how I speak and how I live...


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Hi Astra thank you for reading and commenting. :)

Hi Leslie I love the Dalai Lama quote! You are awesome. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :)

Hi Alur thank you for your inspiration and for stopping by. :)


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

So nice! Loved it.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Cyndi ! :)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Lovely poem here. I wish I could write poetry like this!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Very true. We must not be afraid to look beyond what we see, we may be surprised.


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thanks Mary that's such a sweet compliment. :)

Thanks Teaches for stopping by! :)


Valleypoet 3 years ago

Sometimes, the searching for what is authentic in us is quite a journey...enjoyed this, thank you:-))


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carolinemd21 3 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Valleypoet. :)

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