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True love

November 17, 2021
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-


Love is not just
a strong sentiment or emotion toward the person
but it is more. More than you could ever know

Eschewing your life and love for the sake of
your parents and treating them with eulogium
is true love. Absolutely true love

Pacifying the berserk heart of a care-yearner
Sharing your cognizance with a new learner
Being your neighbour’s shoulder to boohoo on

Becoming a caryatid
for your family and friends
Gathering together for every joie de vivre and catatonia

Accepting a persons blemish
and helping them make it right
to live their life just like they wish

Reading books for little ones
Removing barriers that monkeywrench anyone’s path
Attending to your sibling’s sons

Killing awkward tunes of harmony of silence
Starting everything with a mile-wide smile
Checking on your ailing friend, once in a while

Understanding the feelings of people despite their fashion
Helping other people no matter what
All these are true love and true compassion

Being yourself, not pusillanimous
of others views would help you
realise true love. First, love yourself


The author's comments:

There are many people these days who try to find true love. But, they do not love themselves and look for true love somewhere else when it is right under their noses. First, they must love themselves and be themselves and then true love shall emerge out of nowhere.

I dedicate this poem to Dad and Mom, who showered their endless love upon me and made me who I am today. I also dedicate this poem to Awrah, Amdhi, Aara and Sathvika for their love and support. I dedicate this poem to my Late Grandpa Rahmath Appa who loved me a lot. May the Almighty bless him. I also dedicate this poem to all my Maternal Relatives, blood or not because they always loved us without any discrimination. Thank you all. Not to forget, I dedicate this poem to all the readers of Teen Ink.


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Afra DIAMOND said...
on Jun. 10 at 12:05 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Egycal52, thank you...🤝🏻🤝🏻🤝🏻

on Jun. 7 at 1:18 pm
Egycal52 SILVER, --, California
6 articles 0 photos 98 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Hats off to the past, coats off to the future."
- American Proverb
"Why do you keep hiding behind your mask,
When even the scars formed by your mistakes
are you own constellations?"

You expressed your idea perfectly! Also, you use such interesting words..

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Apr. 5 at 12:59 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@swaggyserr, thank you...✌🏻✌🏻✌🏻

on Apr. 4 at 9:33 am
swaggyserr SILVER, Paris, Tennessee
7 articles 0 photos 33 comments

Favorite Quote:
“A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” ~Mahatma Gandhi

This is absolutely beautiful- you have such a way with words.

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 28 at 1:01 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@aalaazah1, Thank you...🤗🤗🤗

on Feb. 27 at 5:24 am
aalaazah1 PLATINUM, Colombo, Other
32 articles 2 photos 153 comments

Favorite Quote:
where words fail music speaks
success is a journey, not a destination

when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it too - ARIANA GRANDE

If you are able to look yourself
in the mirror every day
with the decisions that you make,
that's where power starts - SELENA GOMEZ

Before you judge people judge yourself - ZAYN MALIK

haters will say what they want, but their hate will
never stop you from chasing your dream- JUSTIN BIEBER

If you follow your dreams,
it means you follow your heart.
if you do follow your heart,
I don't think you can go wrong- CELINE DION

@Afra well said...

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 26 at 10:45 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@hyacinth-girl, Thank you...♡♡♡

on Feb. 26 at 7:15 pm
hyacinth-girl GOLD, Marlborough, Massachusetts
14 articles 13 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
‘My candle burns at both ends;
It will not last the night;
But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
It gives a lovely light!’
-Edna St. Vincent Millay

I love that it is about sing through someone’s appearance to their true self—what a beautiful message 💕 <3 and congrats on the editor’s choice award!!!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 20 at 3:05 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, yes...My true love is ME and My Family who were there in every step of my life...👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 20 at 3:03 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@IzzyMossie137, thank you...

on Feb. 20 at 1:00 am
IzzyMossie137 GOLD, Aurora, Illinois
11 articles 1 photo 75 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is a journey I don't have a map for."
-Delta Goodrem-

Afra, this is beautiful. I love what you're trying to convey. I think you found your true love that's why you've written like so. And I guess that the true love is you yourself. How lovely it might have been for the editor to give you the editor's choice badge.

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 7 at 8:39 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@LolaQueen526, Thank you.♥︎♥︎♥︎

on Feb. 7 at 7:47 am
CaliFranceGurl648 GOLD, San Diego, California
11 articles 1 photo 125 comments

Favorite Quote:
“I am a California girl, born and raised, so flip-flops and cutoff shorts are my go-to look."

– Meghan Markle

@Afra. YOU ARE AMAZING, gurl. RN, I'm giving you a big round of applause.👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 5 at 10:42 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@23jenniferagoodine, Thank you...🎀🎀🎀

on Feb. 3 at 10:15 pm
23jenniferagoodine PLATINUM, Easley, South Carolina
24 articles 0 photos 2 comments
you told me to check this out you are an amazing writer

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 30 2021 at 11:22 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@TheRareBreed Done...

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 30 2021 at 11:21 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@Rsnail-925 Thank you so much...

on Nov. 30 2021 at 3:39 pm
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
42 articles 0 photos 55 comments

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

@ afra, I use He/they pronouns most days. Im glad she is feeling better and I hope you have a great day. also the next line is base64 code so you'll have to translate it. aHR0cHM6Ly9kb2NzLmdvb2dsZS5jb20vZG9jdW1lbnQvZC8xZU5JMU5ncmFvdG8wZHBfNTJ3VmpCamtiRVRjdkctbnBmaU1kamVfN1JFTS9lZGl0

on Nov. 30 2021 at 1:27 pm
Rsnail-925 PLATINUM, Boulder, Colorado
29 articles 8 photos 99 comments

Favorite Quote:
A story has as many versions as it has readers - Winter Of Our Discontent

This is a beautiful poem I love the depth and complexity with hints of simplicity. Keep on writing, this is amazing!

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 29 2021 at 11:33 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
79 articles 7 photos 1667 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You can’t ask other people to believe you and vote for you if you don’t back yourself."
-Jacinda Ardern-

"If I can make someone's day brighter, happier, better, that makes me happier."
-Ava Max-

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

"A Bridge Has Two Sides."
-Elsa- (Fictional character- Frozen)

“I knew who I was as a girl but I had to find who I was as a woman.”
-Delta Goodrem-

@TheRareBreed sorry for the late reply...I had a lot of problems these days so I couldn't peep my head here...My Gran was really ill, that's why...Now she's fine...
To be filled with Felicity is the same as to be filled with joy...
I cannot see any favourite quote part in your profile...
PS I use she/her pronouns, may I know what pronouns you use???