Claude H Oliver II

(Nov.7,1948 / New York City)

My Love Is Not Perfect

My love is not perfect.
It does not flawlessly sail the seven seas
It clears no mount in single bound
No epic stuff this
My love is not perfect.
Threats may not be seen
Predators may be invited unwittingly
My love is not perfect.
It is often blind to dangerous flaws
It can be the staircase of a catastrophic fall
My love is not perfect.
It can hurt unknowingly
And injure me fatally
Yet this imperfect love
Brings forth my best 'me'
Without this love
I could not be.
This imperfect love is strength
For imperfect me.


Submitted: Wednesday, August 12, 2009

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  • Almedia Knight-Oliver (8/26/2009 2:39:00 PM)

    'My Love Is Not Perfect' it does not flawlessly sail the seven seas nor clear no mount in single bound'- I love these lines.Your poem speaks the truth of love imperfect love and it 'dangerous flaws yet its brings forth the best in 'me'. rated 10+++ (Report) Reply

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