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Is It Just Meaningless Beauty?

October 16, 2009
By Dan Justin Simpelo GOLD, New City, New York
Dan Justin Simpelo GOLD, New City, New York
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I looked upon the sky one peaceful night
While I was gloomly strolling ‘long the shore.
A gaze at stars so countless and so bright
Had made me think about my grief no more.

I pondered over planets’ splendid grace;
Of black holes, comets, all the glorious things.
I longed to see the great Creator’s face
To thank Him for the joy His handwork brings.

But men today say there is no Divine,
Convinced that all was brought forth just through fate.
“From specks to worlds we know of,” they explain,
“And wonders went on blooming to this date.”

But see from birth of space to man’s advance.
Oh, how could these have happened all by chance?

The author's comments:
I hope that people would sometimes see the existence of all things, including their own, in my perspective.

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on Jan. 11 2011 at 8:25 pm
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
22 articles 3 photos 329 comments

Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

LOVE it!  This is great.

on Sep. 1 2010 at 6:11 pm
BellaGoRAWR BRONZE, Lavergne, Tennessee
1 article 0 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love All. Trust Few.Do wrong to none
Willam Shakespere

This is such a BEAUTIFUL poem! you have some mad talent.(:

on Jun. 5 2010 at 9:47 pm
Jane_P PLATINUM, San Clemente, California
25 articles 0 photos 42 comments

Favorite Quote:
When asked about race...

"Well, when I went to the bathroom I was Russian, and when I came out I was Finnish."

or, alternatively:

"Irish I could tell you."

Finally, I have met someone who thinks the exact same way as I do. Thank you so much for writing this beautiful poem.

isabel18 said...
on May. 21 2010 at 1:15 pm
I Loved it...

on Apr. 22 2010 at 12:02 pm
beccaboo92 BRONZE, Mooresville, North Carolina
2 articles 5 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
A scheme of which every part promises delight can never be successful -- Jane Austen, Pride & Prejudice

This was absolutely incredible. I'm not a very religious person, albeit. But this poem was simply perfect. I love it. :)

on Apr. 22 2010 at 11:17 am
SeptJess16 BRONZE, Brooklyn, New York
4 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Where classification is key, I want to erase the shred lines so I can be ME." - Stacey-Ann Chin

This is an amazing poem ; I really enjoyed reading it & I hope to see more amazing sonnets from you.

jimmy_a GOLD said...
on Jan. 2 2010 at 12:41 am
jimmy_a GOLD, Sanford, North Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
Look for me, not with a flashlight but open your heart n free your soul n there my love i shall be

good job yo totually digged it mane

on Dec. 11 2009 at 6:46 pm
Lixxy_93 DIAMOND, Westminster, California
53 articles 0 photos 52 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you have them, flaunt them" -Circle of Friends

"may the saddest day of the future be no worse then the happiest day of your past" -irish blessing

If male homosexuals are called "gay," then female homosexuals should be called "ecstatic."

there is no such thing as chance. this is a beautiful and amazing poem, we are all very lucky to have talent like your's in our world to make it a little bit better every time you share your work with us.

Adam said...
on Dec. 5 2009 at 11:20 am
From the enchanting revelations of the individual's experience, to the expanding influences upon mankind's views of existance, and the compelling wooing of the reader's consideration of the Divine, this poem is well constructed in measure, philosphy, and depth of reflective contemplation of the author.

KayD said...
on Nov. 26 2009 at 12:39 am
Heya Gibs! Good job on this poem! I really liked the way it flowed, and also your choice of diction. I thought it was interesting to see how you unveiled the metaphor throughout the piece. Congrats!

Rimi said...
on Nov. 19 2009 at 5:07 pm
Wow this is truely a touching poem. Keep up the good work! I look forward to reading more of your work.

on Nov. 9 2009 at 9:34 pm
CaseyLeigh PLATINUM, Moraga, California
31 articles 6 photos 137 comments

Favorite Quote:
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.

Even as an atheist, I truly enjoyed this poem and the meaning behind it.

Nicoletta said...
on Nov. 6 2009 at 5:33 pm
This poem is really beautiful. I read it over a few times and just love the way it flows. Also the message is just so valid.

on Oct. 27 2009 at 3:02 pm
fearlessalways13 SILVER, N/A, New Hampshire
7 articles 6 photos 46 comments
Beautiful. You don't hear this way of speech much these days...I agree with your belief; the endless beauty of the world could not have possible occurred by chance! Great work; you're very talented!

ninang lou said...
on Oct. 27 2009 at 1:14 am
hi gibs!!! i'm so amazed by how you always make us proud of your work and achievements. You're no longer the shy young boy i used to know... You talk sensibly young man!! I'm your #1 FAN:-)

Keep on...

Tita Nessie said...
on Oct. 26 2009 at 2:32 pm
Wonderful! Keep up the good work...


Auntie Grace said...
on Oct. 26 2009 at 8:44 am
From a teenager's point of view, your work speaks of depth and personal love for the Creator. Keep up the good work!

Congratulations to you and to your parents!

France920 said...
on Oct. 26 2009 at 7:43 am
Congratulations! You did a wonderful job.You make all of us proud especially your parents. Stay focus and you'll reach your dreams.

jenny said...
on Oct. 26 2009 at 2:29 am
Wow! Gibs, Amazing...I thought you're still a baby? I dont know where did you get these, for you to create a wonderful poem. Well you should be very humble and yet full of life. You have completed another milestone. Congratulations

Ate jen

freddiephres said...
on Oct. 25 2009 at 5:37 pm
Great job! Keep it up.