Simplicity | Teen Ink


October 7, 2011
By dbk1098 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
dbk1098 PLATINUM, Rockville, Maryland
20 articles 0 photos 40 comments

As simple and concrete as the change of season
We subconsciously forget to put life into perspective.
To rejoice in the beauty of the falling leaves
Dark red, yellow, orange, and brown.

The author's comments:
I hope that people will be able to understand that in life you are never in a rush. Take the time to appreciate the small things and enjoy the moment, while you can. This poem is establishes the wrong in being in a hurry. It is always good to take a step back and appreciate the beauty that is present around you.

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on Jun. 12 2013 at 11:38 pm
Jade.I.Am ELITE, Fishers, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
“If you're losing your soul and you know it, then you've still got a soul left to lose”
― Charles Bukowski

I absolutely love this :) :) my favorite of your poems.

on Jun. 7 2013 at 7:49 pm
Carpe-Caffeam GOLD, No Where, Florida
10 articles 0 photos 444 comments

Favorite Quote:
“If it weren’t for the coffee, I’d have no identifiable personality whatsoever.” –David Letterman

I like this poem, although I feel like you could've expanded a bit on it. Otherwise, great job! :D

HazelGrace said...
on Jun. 6 2013 at 10:10 pm
This is nice :)

samwich7 said...
on Nov. 30 2011 at 5:49 pm
samwich7, No, New York
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Short, simple, and great. Love it.

on Nov. 26 2011 at 4:26 pm
SomethingLikeFire BRONZE, Mchenry, Illinois
1 article 1 photo 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?" -
-- The Lord Of The Rings: The Fellowship Of The Ring

its beautiful. its not long and hard to understand. and its beautiful! :)

on Nov. 25 2011 at 5:31 pm
sweetheart2598 SILVER, Atlatna, Georgia
5 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
Lord Yes

this is a few simple words of wisdome that we should all learn to live by GREAT JOB


on Nov. 25 2011 at 4:43 pm
Akane-Ree BRONZE, New City, New York
1 article 0 photos 55 comments

Favorite Quote:
\"She\'s got it out for me BUT I WEAR THE BIGGEST SMILE"

wow. you're right. we often rush places and don't really think about the things around us...

on Nov. 25 2011 at 4:42 pm
AnimaCordis GOLD, London, Other
13 articles 0 photos 131 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Evil is when the good do nothing"

This is lovely! I love leaves! I didn't know they could mean so much more, next time i see leaves, i'll think of this.

Neytiri GOLD said...
on Nov. 25 2011 at 4:36 pm
Neytiri GOLD, Hilo, Hawaii
14 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
Live as if you'll die today. Dream as if you'll live forever.

WOW!! That's amazing!! 5/5 material there! It's so short and 'simple' but yet so expressive and meaningful! Well done hun!!! x x x <3

on Nov. 25 2011 at 4:28 pm
AmieeHope-Sierra GOLD, Royston, Georgia
11 articles 0 photos 115 comments

Favorite Quote:
And There Will Come A Time, You'll See, With No More Tears. And Love Will Not Break Your Heart, But Dismiss Your Fears.

I really love it.

on Nov. 25 2011 at 4:12 pm
RaveFire PLATINUM, Vancouver, Washington
32 articles 1 photo 217 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes You Have To Give Up Your Life To Save It." ~some book that i don't remember the name of

"Live Life Like There's No Yesterday" ~ random billboard

"If No One Can Hurt You, Then Nobody Loves You" ` ~ Kerli?

wow its different than most poetry but not bad at all! very god actually. i almost dont think you need the "authors comments"

on Nov. 25 2011 at 3:56 pm
zombiescream.98 SILVER, Fort Collins, Colorado
9 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Acting isn't lying, it's behaving truthfully in false situations,"

I love your descriptions!

on Nov. 22 2011 at 7:09 pm
CreatingMadness BRONZE, Lake Tapps, Washington
4 articles 0 photos 8 comments
this is pretty good it definetly shows that you have potential

on Nov. 22 2011 at 4:44 pm
Wonderment DIAMOND, Scranton, Pennsylvania
75 articles 0 photos 141 comments
I like it. It has good imgry, eventhough you said this is one of your bad poems, I don't think it was that bad. I think it shows budding talent.