# When you were young, you didn't fear me

When you were young, you didn't fear me

But when you became older you found me, and you really had a scare

Black or white you didn't care, as long as I wasn't there

If you try to be rid of me I'll serve you a scar

It'll make perfect even more far

And I dare you to, smoke a cigar

If you do, we might both get worse

And I might stick around, a hole to be your curse

What am I?

Don't judge the rhyme scheme!

You may be

A pimple (or acne).

When you were young, you didn't fear me


Young people don't get pimples.

But when you became older you found me, and you really had a scare


Adolescents start getting them, and hate them, often afraid they'll be made fun of for their appearance and/or that they'll seemingly never go away.

Black or white you didn't care, as long as I wasn't there


If you try to be rid of me I'll serve you a scar


Trying to pop pimples can leave scarring

It'll make perfect even more far


Scarring, or acne, makes perfection even farther away. Either fits. I think scarring was intended?
(Thanks @Daedric for helping me parse this line)

And I dare you to, smoke a cigar


Smoking has been linked to acne.

If you do, we might both get worse


Smoking can make acne worse, and lead to scarring on its own. It can also harm your health.

And I might stick around, a hole to be your curse


The hole-like scar left behind.

• a scar on your face makes you less "perfect", further from perfect – Daedric Jan 3 '17 at 7:14
• You are correct (: And thanks for the feed back I'll edit it my question. – Jason_ Jan 3 '17 at 7:58
• Thanks, adjusted my answer to match your edits. :) – Rubio Jan 3 '17 at 8:09

I think you are:

Cancer

When you were young, you didn't fear me

Children may not understand or be aware of cancer

But when you became older you found me, and you really had a scare
Black or white you didn't care, as long as I wasn't there

Found and/or were diagnosed

If you try to be rid of me I'll serve you a scar
It'll make perfect, even more far

Have a tumour surgically removed

And I dare you to, “smoke a cigar”
If you do, we might both get worse
And I might stick around, to be your curse

Referring to lung cancer

• Hmm, not quite it doesn't fit every line really well. I added a little to the last time to help lead a bit better. – Jason_ Jan 3 '17 at 6:40