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Such Simple Words This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.


     We visitedveterans
in their rooms.
Bringing coffee
and a smile.

We talkedabout
anything they liked
and gave them
blueberry muffins

Weasked one
man how he liked
his coffee and
he told us black.

As wesaid good-bye,
he told us to come
Closer and he said this
in a hushedtone:

"Life is a gift.
You only go
around once.
Think aboutthat."

He shared such
simple words, but
with such a
powerfulmeaning.

As I remember that
day of serving
coffee and muffins,
Iremember.

I remember the man
who touched my heart.
And now Ican't
forget his words.




This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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