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.


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


and yet the flaws make us

and we’re beautiful

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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