The Perfectly Imperfect

perfectly imperfect

When I find myself in times of darkness

when the weight of the world

becomes too much to bear—

and I’m left feeling disheartened

by humanity—

I remind myself of the beauty

I find in the imperfect

I truly believe that the most overlooked

people and things

are the most beautiful


Elongated green peppers

and lumpy strawberries

Crooked coffee mugs

and smiles

Quirky tea infusers

and twisted roots

Cobblestone sidewalks

castles and ruins

mystery and history—

things with depth

and soul


Wounded hearts and sad stories

dark art and pain hidden eyes

souls that are searching—

for something more

Old pubs and blues guitars

and lyrics that rip open your soul

Rainy days and fallen leaves

classic novels and vinyls

and black and white movies


The lost—

The tormented—

The misfits—

The outcasts—

and anything and everyone—

who just doesn’t seem to fit


People who remain who they are

despite living in a world

that ridicules them for it

People who aim to protect

ruins and nature

and anything that has history

These things

and people

give me hope


And I’ve yet to discover—

anything more beautiful


the perfectly imperfect


Both photography & poem are by yours truly
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31 Responses to The Perfectly Imperfect

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  2. johncoyote says:

    Amazing use of words and thoughts dear Kristian. I enjoyed the poetry.

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  3. Beautifully penned, Kristian. There is an absolute beauty in imperfections. 🤗

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  4. simplywendi says:

    your beautiful poem hit home, such beautiful truth in your words and your photo is outstanding! 🙂

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  5. Beautiful, Kristian! ❤

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  6. johncoyote says:

    Reblogged this on johncoyote and commented:
    Wonderful poetry by a talented writer.

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  7. Sadje says:

    Such lovely words. And pic

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  8. Great job! I love Perfectly Imperfect as a line! I say that all the time ❤

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  9. YBP says:

    “I truly believe that the most overlooked
    people and things
    are the most beautiful”
    Ohh I love these lines ….so exquisitely True! SO BEAUTIFUL KRISTIAN! Just like you….. ❤️🥰❤️🥰❤️🥰

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  10. Laura Beth says:

    This is amazing! One of your best.

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  11. aguycalledbloke says:

    Nicely expressed Madam K 🙂

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  12. Taylor Grace says:

    Absolutely perfect, the words caressing my soul. Beautifully written xoxo

    Liked by 1 person

  13. WendyMegget says:

    I’m loving this. So many images in my mind and a wonderful message!

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