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True love

November 17, 2021
By Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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


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 Nov. 30 2021 at 11:22 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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

@TheRareBreed Done...

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 30 2021 at 11:21 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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

@Rsnail-925 Thank you so much...

on Nov. 30 2021 at 3:39 pm
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
43 articles 0 photos 58 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 11 photos 104 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
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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

@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???

on Nov. 27 2021 at 9:05 pm
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
43 articles 0 photos 58 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 have a doc listed in my favorite quote part of my bio so we can talk. Also, for the lack of understanding due to my American upbringing, please explain to me what it means to be filled with felicity, as I am more familiar with being filled with ecstasy, joy, or even melancholy.

on Nov. 26 2021 at 9:26 pm
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
43 articles 0 photos 58 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, do you have a email i may contact you with? you may post it on my poem if you'd prefer as I don't want anyone getting ahold of it

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 26 2021 at 9:28 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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

@TheRareBreed, Thank you so much...I've never collaborated with anyone before...I'd love to collaborate...I'm so filled with Felicity...

on Nov. 25 2021 at 10:32 pm
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
43 articles 0 photos 58 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, to this day as a teenager, I have never met someone so gifted with writing. Also appreciate your vast understanding of the English lexicon. would love to chat with you some time about maybe a collab? let me know what you think
-TheRareBreed

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 23 2021 at 11:38 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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

@Bumble_Bee Thank you so much

on Nov. 22 2021 at 9:16 am
Bumble_Bee PLATINUM, New Athens, Illinois
32 articles 1 photo 117 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You will be found" -Dear Evan Hansen

I absolutely love this poem!! Congrats on editor's choice!!! <33

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 20 2021 at 1:33 am
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
81 articles 7 photos 1705 comments

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

@smaddy24 Thank you so much...

on Nov. 19 2021 at 11:31 pm
smaddy24 PLATINUM, Appleton, Wisconsin
28 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
“Light shines brightest in the deepest dark!”
-Jim Butcher

I really like this poem. Your description of true love is spot on. It isn't the outside, it's the inside. To make your inside prettier, you need care, and that starts with care for yourself. Great poem!