Reshma Ramesh

What Is Perfect

Perfect is the time when you call me my darling
the answer to all my questions you somehow found
perfect is the sound of silence when iam in your arms
waiting for that kiss with my parted lips
perfect is the love that my friends give me
every time i laugh with them the perfect laughs
perfect is the kiss my son plants on my cheek
those hugs he gives me every single day

Perfect is the rice my mother cooks for me
and the warmth it spreads from my plate
perfect is the night when I dine with my family
the food we eat with god's grace
perfect is the light that fills my house
the love my parents have showered on me
perfect is this life through its all imperfections
because I choose it to be

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 4, 2009

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  • Luis Gil (12/23/2008 8:28:00 PM)

    Heartfelt, simple poem... It reminds me of the smile on my new born nephew. A heart of gold. Merry Christmas, Reshma

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  • Malini KadirMalini Kadir (12/13/2008 12:25:00 PM)

    perfect is your attitude to life...
    the imperfect ........added to beauty.......in beautiful lines of beautiful thought!

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  • Naseer Ahmed NasirNaseer Ahmed Nasir (11/21/2008 11:12:00 PM)

    Every thing perfect, though, nothing is perfect...Some thing always missing....Perfect is the poem you have written.....but imperfection is the beauty of life and this poem is beautiful because full of life....I do'nt know what else to say!

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  • Linda Moore (11/20/2008 9:47:00 PM)

    BRAVO.....because I choose it to be....wonderful poem.....10

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  • C. P. SharmaC. P. Sharma (11/16/2008 6:57:00 AM)

    Hi Reshama, How perfectly you elaborate Ben Jonson:
    'In small proprtions we just beauty see,
    I short measures life may perfect be.'
    It won my heart.

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  • Preeti - is here! (11/11/2008 11:36:00 PM)

    Hi Reshma,

    I've been around PH for quite a while...its the first time that I've read your poem...I must say I'm impressed! Thats a wonderful Thank you poem..and indeed...if we live with imperfections..that seem perfect in a funny way, life is perfect! !

    Preeti

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  • Uriah Hamilton (11/11/2008 6:49:00 PM)

    A very enlightened thought of gratitude. I need to learn this everyday to ward off sadness.

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  • Mark NwagwuMark Nwagwu (11/11/2008 8:06:00 AM)

    perfect is being what we're created to be, and you say it so well in this write, Reshma. I'm always touched by friendships, becuase we do not dersve them; they just come to us and we bask in the joy.
    'perfect is the love that my friends give me', yes, that makes for a perfect life. Great
    Mark

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/11/2008 5:56:00 AM)

    A very nice to compare issues with our lives; of which, one has to be PERFECT. Glad to go through your works again.Bye.

    Edward Kofi Louis.

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  • shygirl 93shygirl 93 (11/11/2008 5:31:00 AM)

    great poem that proves a good point great job

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