A Ceiling of Flaws

Above me a ceiling all painted in flaws,

They colour my actions and lock tight my doors.

It threatens to crush me, this weight from above,

The past looks down mocking and stealing my love.

A skylight has opened,Β 

It’s time, don’t you think

You’ve covered old patterns in poetic ink

Above me a ceiling all painted in flaws,

I know that you see them.

They’re mine.

But I’m Yours.


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    1. Yeah! My FAVOURITE part honey. You always find it.

      So happy you liked this

      Also, I kept thinking, at least K will realise that in my accent, flaws sounds like floors. Lol

      Thank you darling

      Have some of these

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      1. We are literal fave part finders. Not sure how we do it so consistently but it’s GRAND! Not questioning it either. But that part just stood out to me. I couldn’t find any other words to tell you how much I loved this.

        I love accents. I try not to make it obvious but I’m sorta obnoxious when it comes to how much I love them 😬

        And for you madam:

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      2. Haha, you’re right. Let’s not question perfect synchronisation!

        You’re not obnoxious. Because if YOU are…then so am I..so let’s not pull on that thread! πŸ˜‚

        Oh why thank you …you are most kind.

        *Blushes under a sky of emojis*

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      3. Btw…do me a favour. I commented on your post but it’s disappeared. The same thing happened to me with a couple 9f others bloggers yesterday. Can you check if I’ve been …gasp…spammed???

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    1. My gosh thank you. What wonderful and generous comment. You’ve made my morning.
      I hope you’ll read more, there is plenty here!

      So happy to have you visit and thank you again .

      I will be checking out your blog ASAP.

      Have lovely day ! πŸ€—

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  1. You inspire me, Fiery. So grateful I got to read this poem today. This would be magical if you could add music, and every lover in the world learned your song and sang it to their beloved. The most profound and deepest love says, “just as you are.” β™₯.

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    1. I read this very early and was already feeling crazy emotional then your message kind of pushed me over the edge, lovely.
      From Someone like you, who posts purely for the reason of inspiring people and filling them with light, saying I inspire you is very moving.
      I wrote this and pushed ‘publish’ with a few tears. It’s different to what I usually write but I felt the meaning of these words more than anything I’ve written for a while.
      We all have those parts of ourselves that we call our flaws. When you are falling in love you always hope that the object of your love will accept you but you fear that they won’t, if they ever saw the real you with all your flaws would they still love you? I have felt that these last few days and months and it is overwhelming. It is a deep love when someone says I love you no matter what and yet you are still tortured by these parts of yourself that even you cannot accept, yet someone else accepts them regardless.
      I think that’s how you know the love you are feeling and recieving is real. I have so many things I cannot accept about myself but I know someone does.
      Music is important to me, and your idea has made me think…I will see what I can do!
      Basically I am trying to tell you that you moved me with your feelings about this little verse. Thank you. I appreciate you so much.

      Much love for you and many warm hugs.

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      1. *hugs* Fiery, I love the way I look through your eyes! =) Thank you for writing what you did. I understand what you are going through and totally agree with what you are saying – tortured still by the unlovable parts of yourself, as seen through your own eyes. It took me so long not to want to punch a mirror every time I looked into it. I didn’t love *anything* about myself. Now when I look in a mirror, I see an imperfect friend whom I finally love. I’m sorry you are going through this tough time. I appreciate you so much too. I want to leave you with a beautiful quote my friend said to me when I was in such a time: β€œI wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” (Hafiz) And Fiery, really I wished I could have changed that last thing about music because this poem is perfect as it is. I was just picturing you singing it my head. “Every lover needs to hear this whispered into their ears by their beloved…” is what I would have changed it to. Much love to you today. Thank you so much again for sharing your thoughts. β™₯.

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      2. I love the quote you shared from your friend. It’s beautiful.
        I can tell you that lately I am accepting of the things I used to hate about myself and I was just trying to express that here. Perhaps it didn’t come out right, I rarely know how the things I write will be taken. I just wanted to show that it doesn’t matter if you see yourself in a darker light, there is someone who loves all parts of you.
        I am reluctant to post anything similar to things I used to post, about the sense of self or the darkness we sometimes carry. I feel it retreating and this piece was about that and yet about so much more than that.
        If this was whispered into my ear or if I could whisper it someone important than I am sure that would be aliment beyond special.
        I do see you that way. You seem to want to spread happiness and that is rare, let me tell you.
        You are rare and I appreciate you so much.
        So much love to you ❀️

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      3. It’s definitely came out exactly how you express it just now β€” that you were showing how beautiful it is to be loved just as we are. When I spoke about self-hatred, it was from my own meandering thoughts about my journey. I began to think about how powerful it is to be loved like that and )which I failed to articulate properly) especially if I could turn that kind a love on myself. As usual when I try to express myself quickly, (especially when I read something that resonated deeply) I leave out whole sentences and probably paragraphs. πŸ™‚

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      4. Sorry for typos. Hit send by accident on tiny phone screen eeps! πŸ™„ Thank you so much for your loving responses to my comments, and for your beautiful poem. You see, the way that I went from being at my worst enemy to friend is I would say this affirmation in the mirror twice a day: β€œI love you and accept you exactly as you are right now. β€œ. And I shared this with friends and for years we did this together and some people didn’t get changed by it but some did. I started a website about it and am writing a book about it. When I read your poem, it just really filled me with happiness and joy. I’m so grateful I took this journey. I’m so grateful that I am loved as I am by friends, my tribe, and especially that I can turn that kind of rare love on myself. If it’s OK with you I’d really love to share your poem not just with my friends who took this journey but with everybody. Love to you today, dear Fiery. πŸ’•

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      5. Of course it’s okay, I would be beyond honoured. Sorry for the late reply, weekends are a bit of an enemy to my blog time.
        Thank you for saying all this to me. You’ve no idea what it means β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈπŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’“

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      1. Aww…you are tiuching my heart this morning.
        You know what, I’ll let you in on a secret.
        I don’t really over think my poems.
        Between you and me(and literally everyone reading this comment lol) my poems just kind of walk in to my head and form themselves there. Usually I need to twist a few words and phrases around and there they suddenly are.
        I just wanted to say that these flaws we all think we have, they are ours. But if someone loves you, and you belong to that someone, then it doesn’t matter what those flaws are. Because they are your own, but you belong entirely to that other person and they accept you.
        True love i believe.

        Does that help?!
        Probably not, right!

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      2. That’s the spirit!πŸ’• I love it actually. I tell you a secret as well.. (only you and me. Others are advised not to read)
        I do a lot of grammatical mistakes in my poems and I don’t edit them. I post them as raw as I can. And I love them the way they come.
        And flaws make you flawlessly beautiful😍

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      3. Lol, I am sure your little secret is safe here.

        That’s cool actually. Almost as though you are letting things out raw and just as they came to you. I never really noticed that to be honest and I am English teacher! Clearly your words are too beautiful for me to pay attention to anything else.

        Well now you’re making me blush…
        Oh you meant EVERYONE is flawlessly beautiful with their flaws…damn I thought you were just talking about me πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜

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      4. Wish my English teacher was like youπŸ˜‚
        Rawness has it’s own charm. Those poems are emotions in pure form.
        Awwwwww! πŸ’•. You are specially flawlessly beautiful with flaws 😘

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    1. Thank you ❀️
      It’s not easy, no. Sometimes it’s impossible. But there is something that changes you, even if those pains can’t be erased and those flaws remain as they are, when someone helps you leave them where they are, stops you from staring at them or obsessing over them and just lets you be a more perfect version of yourself.
      I was just trying to say, despite certain aspects of ourselves that cause us pain, someone can just say it’s okay. I love you anyway. You know?

      So so happy you loved this my Lonely Author 😘❀️

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  2. Reblogged this on Niki Flow and commented:
    When I read this beautiful poem, I felt a strong longing to hear them aloud, or sung, and poured into world for everyone to hear. Every lover needs to hear this whispered into their ears by their beloved and to whisper it back. Most of all, every one of us needs to whisper this as truth into our own hearts. Thank you Fiery, for allowing me to share your passionate poem today. β™₯.

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    1. I’m so touched that you wanted to share this honey. Truly.
      You are one of the most inspiring people I’ve met here on WP.

      Thank you for sharing my poem, which means so much to me.

      Much love to you ❀️

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