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Perfection is deception.

I put on my make up, hiding my flaws,
perfection is deception, I know this of course.

For beauty comes from deep within
and camouflage can't mask my thoughts.

I paint a smile upon my lips, draw attention to my eyes,
but no amount of make up can hide what I feel inside.

I fill the cracks with plaster to hide the signs of age
pretend I'm indestructible when really I'm afraid.

I paint a perfect picture, for all the world to see,
but behind this perfect portrait, there is only me.

I can't see my inner beauty, it hides away from me,
even my foundations, cease to comfort me.

I hide behind my make up, as walls come crashing down,
accept defeat, acceptance, that love was never found.<

Perhaps I was too shallow, expected way too much,
perhaps my inner beauty was tinged with rust, mistrust.
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Perfection is deception. , by maria shaw 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Fran McClelland More than 1 year ago
Excellent rhyme and flow enhances your message of inner beauty and 'acceptance'. A great theme on self-esteem, Maria ! 
maria shaw More than 1 year ago
Thank you so much Fran x Really appreciate your kind review x
ARUN MAZUMDER More than 1 year ago
well done...pl.review my work
Austin Hester 22 days ago
This is a wonderful poem! It makes me wonder about my own motivations.
Coy Day More than 1 year ago
maria shaw More than 1 year ago
Thanks very much Coy :)
michael rhodes More than 1 year ago
Only a beautiful soul can be a poet. Let it shine
maria shaw More than 1 year ago
Thanks very much Michael :)
Deepak John More than 1 year ago
Shifat Bin Sadeque 7 months ago
good  one indeed. 
Rasika Jain More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most amazing poems
maria shaw More than 1 year ago
Hence the 3 stars lolol :D Thank you Rasika, much appreciated x
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