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From body to soul and in between,
They blotch the parchment that is me;
I know of worse flaws I have seen,
But surely
I am flawed.

I sometimes lose my temper,
Use my mouth before my mind;
I ponder things I could do better,
And regret them for a time.

I can be harsh, I can be blunt,
I tend to hide my thoughts;
But this is far from what I want:
To be in someone's heart.

Comparisons are hard to make
Since we are all unique.
But half the time my words are fake;
The real me is a freak.

Regardless,
These flaws define me, describe me—
They make me what I am.
In that light, I'm proud to say that
I
am
flawed.
This started out as one of those “write down your flaws and think of how to improve yourself” things. I found myself rhyming along the way, so here we are.

Feel free to make comments/suggestions.

Copyright © 2013 ~ScarletDevil1503. All rights reserved.
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LovelyLumi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Student General Artist
I love this so much...
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BrokenRecord-Skip Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Oh dear, it seems we have a relative case here. What a wonderful poem darling, kudos to you
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GenniGenevieve Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :blush:
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Writer
There is no perfect
there is only man
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NemoX7 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013   Writer
This is great, love how you write about flaws in such an eloquent way. I quite admire the last verse, it sums up the poem as a whole and brings it to a fitting conclusion.
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shyguyjeff Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I'm in shock
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digitalchet Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
this has been how to start your new life
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Mockingjay12345 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
hey ScarletDevil1503 I was noticed by a great friend of your amazing work and she told me to look at this divination. I have a group about bulling and me and her are on a roll to find great artists like yourself to have a few deviations sent into my group. I would be glad if you'd let me put this deviation into my literature section of the group. if you could possibly get back to me about the opportunity I would be glad to hear what you have to say.
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DestinyArtist619 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah! to being flawed! W00P!

Thanks or writing this, made my day just a little brighter.
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TheGasMaster4381 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Indeed we do have our flaws, but we also have our strengths. It is undeniable that we all have our own downfalls, but like you said, we are also unique from one another. Our character flaws are what separate us from the rest of life, but make us so interesting. Our flaws can cause us trouble, but we have our moments to shine. We may never get away from our own weaknesses, but we can strengthen ourselves. Very nice read! I like how it is so thought provoking.
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FMAiscool Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
how great to write this. but they couldn't be flaws; they're what make you and everyone human ^^
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Indeed! Thank you for reading. :heart:
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StarlightComet Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I loved it so much <3333333
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm so glad! :aww:
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StarlightComet Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lol thanks for the llama badge!
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half-pixieman Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Student Writer
Wonderful poem!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :heart:
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lmtcloud Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I know as a group founder I should not comment much but i need to say holly smoke you just described me wow just amazingly written
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, thank you very much! :tighthug:
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cooper6044 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Wow, loved it
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad!
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Ahlukon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
Enjoyed reading this poem as I can relate to this.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's great to hear. Thank you. :aww:
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Ahlukon Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
You're welcome.
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SeraiFog Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Love that you dropped those last 2 words into the separate lines! It truly gives it effect!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you noticed that; I was hoping for that effect when I wrote it. Thank you for reading! :heart:
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Dreamer113 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice job! Your rhyming is sweet and your words very true. Keep up the good work c:
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! I'll try my best. :hug:
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MiningForDegus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
One to keep.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:thanks: :hug:
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RunsWithBooks Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Your middle two verses are poetic perfection. :D
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Aww, thank you! :blush:
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Magalaz Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
this is very good
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks. :aww:
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Magalaz Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
no prob
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Masterzeronik Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Writer
So deep and well thougt, is true thing of everyone. But our flawed make us perfect in our own way. I love read you poetry, Is a good taste of a good artist like you. Well done. Hope read more in the future.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you so much! :hug:
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Masterzeronik Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Writer
Your welcome hun. "smile"
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Magic-Swordsmen Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
I think everyone can relate the ones who cant, are the ones who can search in themselves for the flaws. Great poem I enjoyed it.
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you. :heart:
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xinovert Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
this is only half finished and not very polished Im sure you could do a lot better try again say what you tryed to hide here out loud
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the input! I'll think about that when I write my next poem. :)
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Artie3D Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Not easy to admit that we are not perfect! Yet it is how we can grow stronger as a person. Well done!
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I couldn't agree more. Thank you! :heart:
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dolunaylupus Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree ~♫
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ScarletDevil1503 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks! :happybounce:
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alexyorim Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with that. It's better to be flawed and unique than to be a boring, flawless Marty Stu...
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