Blind | Teen Ink


June 2, 2012
By Alyssa.N.S. BRONZE, Toledo, Ohio
Alyssa.N.S. BRONZE, Toledo, Ohio
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People ran by like frantic ants,
Trees waved good-bye with the flick of a branch.
Running straight through the wind,
They sped right past the riverbend.

Ignorant of nature's beauty,
People went along to do their duty,
Not stopping to look back again,
And absorb what nature offered them.

The riverbed gleamed at them brightly,
Too bad they only took it lightly,
Absorbed in money, business, and wear,
People gave nature a passing glare.

Sad, they sped right past the pleasure,
Of recognizing nature's treasure.
They didn't hear the birds' song,
Only the engines that taught them wrong.

Asking why they're in constant despair,
They put their hearts in all the wrong cares.
Living in a world lost and lonely,
They had never stopped to taste the honey.

The author's comments:
This poem is a couplet. I got the idea for it while watching cars go by out my window and substituting cars for people in the poem. What I saw is written in the first two lines.

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