Dear Mr. Perfect

You had everything right…
brains, education, resources,
privilege, possessions, position,
and charm enough to convince the world
from a distance, and for awhile me,
that you had everything right.

When I got close, though,
I couldn’t help but see
everything you were
made you completely wrong…
regrets, cruelty, selfishness,
dishonesty, cheating, obscurity
and duplicity enough to convince too many
including, for that short time, me.

Me? I had just a few things right
So when everything went all wrong,
I reached out to my friends,
and dug down deep in my heart.
Now, there’s not a single thing wrong
because I am the one
who has everything I need,
even when I don’t always get it all right.

~ cj 2011.10.09

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5 Responses to Dear Mr. Perfect

  1. Rick says:

    I know that Hollywood is all about realistic endings, but I like that this poem ends on a hopeful note. Cheers.

  2. cindy mccaa says:

    None of us get it all right! But, one does not have to put up with anything less than truth.

  3. Suzanne Mann says:

    Knowing that one has everything they need is a major source of true happiness and wholeness that some will never understand because they are constantly seeking and using.

    • cjromb says:

      You are so completely right about that, Suzanne. I remember very early on asking “What are you searching for?” I’m not clear the intent to use was there, but certainly an unawareness or lack of concern for the damage that could be caused was there from the beginning.

      Did you see Taker? All the fanciness to cover up the truth. Seems like the naked truth would be so much easier. And what’s it all for, yano? I don’t get it. What is the fear underneath. That’s the thing I don’t understand.

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