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Perfection (Anonymous)

When He Smiles

The world is such a cruel and unforgiving place
Images of flawlessness strewn through every aspect of life
The norm has an unobtainable and impossible face,
Making me wonder if I’ll ever measure up

Then I look into the beautiful eyes of the angel on my hip
I remember what life is about, and forget about unrealistic expectations
An undeniable love shines through the grin on his lips
I am beautiful when he smiles

Everything is perfect and I couldn’t ask for more
Until I trip again and fall into a dark sea of why’s
His innocence and beauty remind me what I’m living for
His laughter is the soundtrack to my life

This little piece of perfection looks at me with a love so real
He loves me unconditionally, to him I am perfection
It is a love of such incredible force and wonder that my heart feels
I am stronger when he smiles

I am a woman, a real woman, not from a magazine
Flawless doesn’t fit into the description of my life
But perfection sounds just right for what I have been given
My heart is full that’s all I could ever ask for

Battle scared and branded by the marks of motherhood I stand tall
Is perfection a beautiful body? Societies ideal?
Or does perfection have anything to do with appearance at all?
I am perfect when he smiles

For my angel, Noah, mommy loves you so much<3

in Belly, First Pregnancy, Poetry, Pregnant, Submissions

7 comments… add one

  • Amber Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 12:06 pm

    That was beautiful. Perfection is overrated!

    You have a beautiful son.

  • Melissa Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 5:40 pm

    Wow this is beautiful

  • Angie Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 5:58 pm

    If perfection is what mothers and prospective mothers strive for – your poem says it all.

    Thank you for being able to put into words what so many of us feel!

    Yukon Angie

    Mother of a 2.5 year old girl and 28 weeks with Baby X

  • sara Tuesday, December 23, 2008, 11:17 pm

    Wow, beautiful…I’m almost speechless. Beautiful poem, beautiful mommy, and beautiful baby! (he really is handsome!)

  • MilkMama Tuesday, December 30, 2008, 11:19 pm

    Wow! Those photographs are breathtaking! You have a beautiful son! The poem is just wonderful!!!

  • when he smiles author Saturday, January 3, 2009, 5:54 pm

    Thank you for your poem. You are your family are blessed. I feel as if we are cosmically connected. Check out my poem-entitled “When he smiles” about 25-30 posts back.

    Have a happy and healthy new year!

  • Erica Monday, January 12, 2009, 10:57 am

    That was really beautiful I almost cried!

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