Perfect People Do Exist
"Nobody's perfect", the self help books, the media, they try to say.
But they're wrong
You know they're wrong.
Perfect people do exist, they do
living their perfect lives in perfect houses, a three car garage that actually fits three cars.
And somehow, you always knew they were there-
-taunting that you'll never reach their level
-tempting you to try.
Make no mistake. They're real. You've read about them-
-the thirteen year old in college, who played piano in Carnegie Hall
-the dancer with the national title and 20 pirouettes
-the one training for the Olympics-what was her name? Doesn't matter, it'll never be you or me.
The well dressed working mom, toting a briefcase in one hand and a diaper bag in the other, perfectly balanced.
The novelist whose brilliance moves people to tears.
And the singer whose notes and artist whose art
could have simply fallen
And you're sure
that if they aren't the ones who
-invent the flying car
-become America's Next Top Model
-star in a classic movie
--their children will be.
Never angry or stressed
They live their own worldly version of perfect every day, in their boots and designer sunglasses.
The world's version of perfect is flawed, but it sometimes doesn't matter.
The world's "perfect" leaves no room for God's BEST, but it sometimes doesn't matter.
God's BEST is better than a thousand PERFECTS, but it sometimes doesn't matter.
Because sometimes I'd rather be perfect.
Perfect people do exist
but I have yet to meet one
Real in our minds they do exist
I know I'll never be one.