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Unrequited Love

May 11, 2011
By LaurenBeard GOLD, Leesburg, Virginia
LaurenBeard GOLD, Leesburg, Virginia
16 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist.”
-Jack London

Nothing takes the persistently perky buzz from a bee,
Or the dazzling twinkle from the stars at night,
The bird’s peaceful chirp in the morning
And a firefly’s marvelously brilliant light,

Nothing takes the glorified accomplishment out of success,
Or a tight hug’s consoling embrace,
The pleasant scent of blossoming flowers in springtime,
And the joyful cheer of children on no-school snow days,

Nothing takes the soothing comfort from a cozy blanket,
Or the pristine façade of untouched, freshly-fallen show,
The victorious triumph of snagging and reeling in a fish,
And a bonfire’s warningly radiant glow,

Nothing takes the enjoyable squish of warm sand between your toes,
Or the gleaming shine from the sun above,
The warmth of reminiscing of good memoires,
Quite like unrequited love.

The author's comments:
Inspired by the Charlie Brown quote:
“Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.”

Because its true: when love goes unnoticed or unreturned, it makes a massive difference in the littlest everyday joys in life.

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This article has 3 comments.

Lisa said...
on Jun. 14 2011 at 7:00 pm
Love to read your stuff! It always makes me wonder how you think of these things. You really know how to say what everyone is thinking but we don't know how to put it in words like you do.

on Jun. 14 2011 at 2:47 pm
nikkigonefishin GOLD, Los Angeles, California
17 articles 1 photo 145 comments

Favorite Quote:
" A smile is worth a thousand words"
" The purpose of the writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself."- Albert Camus

This is so true and I love the way you phrased it. Great job!

weiner dog said...
on Jun. 14 2011 at 7:40 am
this is a great poem!  wonderful insight!