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Campfire Smoke

July 26, 2022
By Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

As a child, I was always told campfire smoke was good,
because it follows true beauty, like no would else would 

I vividly remember campfire smoke following me when I was little,
and back then, I thought true beauty were the girls without pimples

but, as I grew older, one thing was for certain:
a person society claims is pretty isn’t always a truly beautiful person

what you see on the outside isn’t always the same on the inside,
but you, you’re both to me, and besides,

I think your beautiful inside and out,
it’s something you should never doubt

I know it’s difficult to remember at times, but I want you to know,
I’ve never met a kinder person, and I know it’s not a show

although campfire smoke may be a legend told me to make me feel better,
all I needed back then was the promise of your letters!

Anyway, you deserve campfire smoke always following you; 
And you’re the sweetest person I’ve ever met, too!

The author's comments:

I wrote this little poem for Sunflower after a Monday night campfire at Camp O! It reminded me that when I was younger, my Girl Scout Leader told me that smoke follows true beauty. Then I thought of my friend (Sunflower) who definitely deserves campfire smoke following her always! (Metaphorically, Of course, because I’d it actually did that would suck. Pfft)

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