Why not go for another round of Silver Threading and Ronovan Writes‘s Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge? With the end of my graduate program in sight and my busiest days just ahead of me, I need some creative inspiration now more than ever!


The theme for this week was beauty, and the quote I chose is one commonly misattributed to Marilyn Monroe:


Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. – Marilyn Monroe (?)

This quote is often credited to Ms. Monroe in lists of inspirational celebrity sayings, but the truth is I haven’t yet been able to confirm its true source. Still, bumper-stickery as it sounds, I thought it would make great inspiration for a short poem about my favorite kind of beauty: individuality! Enjoy!

Don’t Be Boring, Be Beautiful
Don’t be perfect,
Because perfection is dull.
Be imperfect,
And see the unique beauty all around you.

Don’t be sane,
Because sanity is overrated.
Be a little crazy,
And discover the genius ideas in the world.

Don’t be serious,
Because seriousness is grim.
Be ridiculous,
And enjoy the excitement in life.

Don’t be boring.
Be imperfect,

Because imperfection is beauty,
Madness is genius,
And it’s better to be
Absolutely ridiculous than
Absolutely boring.

I hope you enjoyed my poem! Be sure to join the Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge and share your quote-inspired works! Thanks for reading!

Writers Quote Wednesday Writing Challenge is a weekly blogging event by Colleen Chesebro of Silver Threading in collaboration with Ronovan Hester of Ronovan Writes. Be sure to check out both these authors’ blogs for your weekly dose of inspiration! Happy writing!

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