Dearest | Teen Ink


February 11, 2022
By TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
TheRareBreed PLATINUM, Lambertville, Michigan
41 articles 0 photos 44 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

Dearest friend I hold so close

that brightens my day more than most

Bringing light from afar

and spreading joy within the wind


And with my heart, I hold you, dear,

retaining your words without fear

and violent as those words are

the touch your soul and leave a mark


so please continue to hold me close from afar

and write with my as the loveliest star

I hope you read this but do not weep

for someone so pretty should have smiles to keep.

The author's comments:

To Afra, My dearest friend, my loyal author. And to those who read this, find someone like this girl, you wont regret the memories you'll make.

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on Apr. 18 at 4:26 pm
PineApplemushrooMs PLATINUM, Dayton, Ohio
39 articles 0 photos 31 comments
I'm crying.
literally crying at this
you've touched my heart and expressed the beautiful truths of a friendship I feel I've lost
I'm so glad you've found a friend in @Afra and I encourage you to hold onto that as you may never know when you might lose or find such a wonderful person as her.
This poem is absolutely wonderful

on Apr. 10 at 9:07 pm
Kingpoet2806 GOLD, Collierville, Tennessee
18 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
Her heart was an open book with beautiful pages and detailed lettering. She wanted people to read her story in hopes that it would make them write their own. Instead, every person who came across the pages of her heart ripped out their favorite story and took it with them. They folded back pages and bent up corners. They signed their name with sloppy writing and with a simple 'goodbye'. This book is now tucked away in the darkest parts of her, because no one wants to read a tragic story with a bad ending.

@TheRareBreed, I love this so much it was touching and I'd love to read more by you

on Feb. 23 at 12:38 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-

@TheRareBreed, this is a really touching poem. The last two lines were like, so deep.✌🏻

Afra DIAMOND said...
on Feb. 19 at 10:32 pm
Afra DIAMOND, Kandy, Other
77 articles 7 photos 1666 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, this is really beautiful...Thank you so much for the appreciation...The last line was really warming...Thank you...