Honestly | Teen Ink


March 22, 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

Honestly you expect

me to believe

that you see me

when I'm hiding

behind the trees.

the forest I grew

hides me from you

since you cut me down

in the rot you accrued.

so my eyes will close

forgetting all those

holes you've left

because ill



The author's comments:

Honestly.... i dont do well with trusting people. at all. So this is my homage to hopefully look back on and remember while knowing I've grown.

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Afra ELITE said...
on Mar. 26 2022 at 9:25 am
Afra ELITE, Kandy, Other
104 articles 7 photos 1816 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A writer must never be short of ideas."
-Gabriel Agreste- (Fictional character- Miraculous)

@TheRareBreed, this poem as well as this feeling is so relatable and true...Trust is something really hard to give and achieve...
As usual, you've rocked it in this poem too...My favourite part was how you maintained the rhyme pattern in order to make it go along with the feeling...⭐⭐⭐