Perfectionism oh Perfectionism
I was swayed by your subtleness
Caught up in the web of your deception
Stalled in stern pursuit of you
Your dictates left me bereft of the fragrance of true love
You flooded my mind with fascinating images
Images that could never be
Cloud nine became my natural habitat
You set me on a pathway that burst into a broader way having no end
And I strayed endlessly in search of your model
Day after day, I came across females of all sorts
The good, the bad and the ugly
And unsuspectingly, I viewed them with your lenses firmly fixed on the sockets of my eyes
But none seemed to make it through my scrutiny
Why is Love so hard to find? I pondered.
Your futile chase got my frustration burgeoning to unprecedented heights
It seemed like my senses were awoken from profound slumber
One by one, I chopped off my list till it faded into oblivion
My eyes suddenly opened to pragmatism
And I realised I had been fooled by your unfounded fantasies
Free from the obsession of Perfectionism
Thankfully my protracted search is over
Look whom I’m in love with now, a stark contrast to your implausible model
True love does not reside in the space of Perfectionism I finally figured
Love is simply a strong resolve to commit in spite of one’s partner’s fragilities.
Joshua Jindu Zelibe is an Engineer by trade and is on the verge of completion of a Masters program at the prestigious University of Lagos. He doesn’t believe in the stereotype of formal education and thus he writes aside from his professional practice. He is an astute and profound visionary who hails from western Igbo land.
Nice one MP, nice one.
This is a very enjoyable piece. I didn’t want it to end
Pure emotions from start to finish. Good one Joshua