#Maydays Prompt – Happiness in your flaws


Today’s #maydays prompt find happiness in your flaws.

His multitudinous flaws

Stood out like dogs balls.

It was a veritable litany of faults.

This marriage report read:

Failed husband

Failed lover

Failed parent.

His work report read:

Barely efficient

Barely contributed

Barely interested.

His social report read:

Socially inept

Socially crippled

Socially isolated.

Every flaw and fault was eagerly reported on

His lovers and partners quick to point out

The many errors he made daily

That he could be a better man

Once he shed the pathetic self he clung to.

But he didn’t, he was as he said

“The sum of all my parts.”

He withdrew into himself

Lived in splendid isolation

Only himself to satisfy.

But he still hangs out hope

Someone would see him for what he is,

Not a pariah to be avoided

But a man, unique, flawed

And so very lovable.


Written for: https://new2writing.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/maydays-prompt-happiness-in-your-flaws/

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7 Responses to #Maydays Prompt – Happiness in your flaws

  1. Stella says:

    “My sins are ever before me” (King David, I think…)–isolation works for me, but like the poem’s speaker, I sometimes wish there was someone with large enough heart to tolerate, even love the whole of me.

  2. Lyn says:

    You have to feel sorry for him…there’s only one side of each situation given.

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