A lot of my favorite gems have inclusions, flaws, etc. They catch the light from the inside instead of throwing out light like a faceted clear stone.

Image from WikiMedia by Mauro Cateb.

Image from WikiMedia by Mauro Cateb.

Flaws

We’re all a little broken

precious stones whose fractures catch

the light

wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could be

pure clear perfect

gems

and yet the flaws make us

and we’re beautiful

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About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

5 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Beautiful, Caitlin. And so true!

  2. Marcia says:

    Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    A lovely poem from Caitlin, today. Just had to share with you.

  3. Beautiful poem 🙂 I love the sentiment. There’s nothing wrong with being flawed!

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