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Simple Love

August 3, 2014
By Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl


He was the first.
The first boy I ever
let in.
I tore my walls down
for him.
I let him make me
smile.
I let him be the cause
of my laughter.
I let him
know my best,
and my worst.
I let him see me
for who I really was:
A scarred broken girl.
He promised to fix me
and fixed me he did.
He promised me, "eien ni.”
And I believed him.
Then I got his call,
that one afternoon.
I didn't know that, "eien ni,"
meant six months.
He ripped off my band aids,
tore out the stitches,
rubbed salt in the wounds
that he had healed.
I blamed myself.
It was my mistake
for letting him in.
"Never again,”
I vowed.
And that vow stayed strong,
even with the second
and with the third.
But the fourth boy,
was different.
He was real,
tangible.
He didn't promise me,
"Eien ni.”
He didn't try to fix me.
He just simply let me
be me.
He just love me,
simply.
It wasn't built on
a broken girl.
It was something more surreal,
but it was the most real.
With the second
and the third,
I didn't let myself.
No more than I had to.
Because I am a
scarred broken girl.
But with the fourth boy,
I felt whole.
But he didn't fix me,
he just helped me realize
that I could fix myself.
I let myself,
for the first time
since the first boy,
fall in love,
in the most simplest
of ways.
Because he simply
let me be
me.



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T. said...
on Aug. 17 2014 at 12:17 pm
Thank you so much for reading!

on Aug. 16 2014 at 7:58 pm
Vallichor SILVER, Bloomington, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Everyone goes through hardships, we just have different stories.

I love how this poem isn't about two people in love, it's about a broken girl who thought she was in love and ended up being hurt for it. Though, the happy ending where someone finally accepts her is a great fitting to the poem!

on Aug. 14 2014 at 6:27 pm
Carly_Elizabeth PLATINUM, Othello, Washington
39 articles 0 photos 131 comments

Favorite Quote:
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it."
Roald Dahl

Awe thanks that means a lot. Thank you for reading. :)

JRaye PLATINUM said...
on Aug. 11 2014 at 1:01 pm
JRaye PLATINUM, Dorr, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"If you build your house far enough away from Trouble, then Trouble will never find you."

"Have you ever looked fear in the face and said, 'I just don't care.'?"

Really sweet, beautiful poem. :) it's pieces like this that remind me of true love!!! :)