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How Old?

March 5, 2022
By TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
“The apple doesn't fall far from the tree." I guess that means we're just products of whoever made us and we don't have much control. The thing is, when people use that phrase, they ignore the most critical part: the falling. Within the logic of that saying, the apple falls every single time. Not falling isn't an option. So, if the apple has to fall, the most important question in my mind is what happens to it upon hitting the ground? Does it touch down with barely a scratch? Or does it smash on impact? Two vastly different fates. When you think about it, who cares about its proximity to the tree or what type of tree spawned it? What really makes all the difference, then, is how we land.”
― Val Emmich, Dear Evan Hansen

How old do I

have to be

to understand you

to understand me

to understand love

to understand hate

to understand the world

as it seems to break

old as 10?

old as 12?

older than 20 while 

I hear the bells?

Maybe it's that

ill never understand

until I grow up

and find

who I am.

The author's comments:

We are always told we're too young to understand, or we couldn't possibly perceive the perplexing controversy around us (yes I used big words to prove my point). Im trying to say that maybe it doesn't matter how old we are. Maybe what matters... Is when we find who we are.


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This article has 2 comments.

Afra ELITE said...
on Mar. 17 2022 at 4:58 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

Yeah, this is really stellar. What I love most about your poems is that they give a really noteworthy message to the reader, like this one. Keep writing...✍🏻✍🏻✍🏻

on Mar. 16 2022 at 1:33 pm
dunsmores1 GOLD, Ledyard, Connecticut
12 articles 0 photos 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
There's a million things I haven't done, but just you wait."

~Hamilton (Via Lin-Manuel Miranda)

@TheRareBreed This is so good, I love your comment too. Flows very nicely.