Imaginary Garden with Real Toads had the topic 'Cracked'.
I'm a bit late for the topic but I got there eventually.
Heaven holds no allure for me,
All sweet and pure and bright;
Containing everything I’d wished,
If wishes can be right.
See—there’s the rub in this for me—
It’s flaws that give delight.
Imperfections should be cherished,
Not tossed into the night.
They are the drivers of all change:
Big things grow from the small,
As grit will give an oyster cause
To make a pearly ball.
When considered, it isn’t strange
That faults should so enthrall:
It is because of nature’s flaws
That we are here at all.
© J Cosmo Newbery 2013