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Unearthed

March 3, 2014
By Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green


We look for things—
Fame, recognition, fortune.
Some spend their entire lives
Searching,
Digging up scattered fragments
Of elusive hidden treasures set in the future,
Lifting their shovels heavily,
Warily,
Burdensomely,
Black dirt drifting in the harsh wind behind them.

But I never needed to join in their grave-rupturing ritual.
I found love
In the simplest of times:
In his arms,
In his eyes.
Love is all I require;
Throw back the diamonds, the jewelry, and the clothes.
Re-bury the materials that only cause greed,
Rot,
And decay.
Because I’ve found love
In the best of times,
And wouldn’t trade it
For anything.



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OldYoungOne said...
on Mar. 14 2014 at 9:27 pm
Ah, the great thing about love is that it is always so eaasy to write about (so is heartache). I have seen alot of poems like these on TeenInk and have written a few myself. It is a nice casual peom with adequate execution and flow.

Hanban12 ELITE said...
on Mar. 13 2014 at 6:29 pm
Hanban12 ELITE, Lake Worth, Florida
133 articles 7 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them."
Henry David Thoreau

"I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
John Green

Haha, thank you so much, Lisha! :P You too, you'll go really really really far :)

on Mar. 12 2014 at 7:26 pm
Samtom311 PLATINUM, Delray Beach, Florida
27 articles 3 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I worship individuals for their highest possibilities as individuals, and I loathe humanity, for its failure to live up to these possibilities." -Ayn Rand

OMG! That was AMAZING! I absolutley loved the descriptions that you placed in your poem! You speak the complete truth about human beings. They spend their entire lives searching for love and some are able to find it, and are able to live their lives the way they want! Well, this is getting long and I am getting off topic...(as usual) and I just wanted to tell you that you are OMAZINGNESS and I truely think you should publish your poems in a book and become the girl version of Robert Frost!!! :D LOL Seriously.....please consider it!

on Mar. 12 2014 at 4:26 pm
WinterRose76 SILVER, Ok., Florida
6 articles 6 photos 183 comments

Favorite Quote:
Arise and be all that you dream - Flyleaf

Amazing work!!

on Mar. 12 2014 at 2:51 pm
RozaAlexander, Amory, Mississippi
0 articles 0 photos 67 comments

Favorite Quote:
rumors are carried by haters, spread by fools, & accepted by idiots.

this is extremely beautiful. Your views about the subject are clearly spoken thoughout, and should be something to take to heart. wonderful job.