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Simple Things

November 28, 2010
By theheartoflizz PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
theheartoflizz PLATINUM, Aurora, Colorado
21 articles 31 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I think the only reason people hold on to memories so tightly is because memories are the only things that don't change, when everything and everyone else does."

Like a thousand bombs, pounding on my rooftop,

tearing every shingle.

Every shimmering tear, falling from the sky,

crafted with perfection.

Every raging down pour

tells a story of truth,

a mystery.

Like streaking car lights,

shining through the night

crackles of lightning

shriek upon the helpless sky


But do you understand the meaning?

Yet, I drown out the noise,

and I find myself in total bliss.

For our eyes surpass the simple beauty,

It is far too little to see.

Just listen.

The story will unfold.

If you surrender to the serenity

Of the storm.

And listen, to the delicate




Of every drop,

as they crash to the street,

gracing your feet.

For they are not bombs,

but millions of




from the sky,

The heart beat of the clouds.

Would you even recognize the face,

in that shallow pool, reflecting on you?

The pool of all those collected tears.

Do you see the face staring at you?

And do you see the hatred,

as we hastily splash these puddles by?

I know what you seek.

You seek a better life,

a better tomorrow.

But if only you could see.

The change is right in front of you.

Do you see, how each drop has traveled

from high above, only to benefit us all.

This crisp breeze breathes on you.

Tickling each little pore.

Can you see it yet?

Can you feel the forgiveness?

The fresh start?

Turn your cheek, and clear you mind.

And you will see.

Storms are a work of nature,

miracles that wash away all

the troubles that you bear.

So let the rain pour down,

and shower you with life.

This is life.

The author's comments:
If we can all just see pass the complications of life, the business and the worry, we will find peace in the simplest things.

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on Feb. 3 2011 at 1:53 am
PerfectMGymnast DIAMOND, Parker, Colorado
57 articles 25 photos 633 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you don't leap you'lll never know what it's like to fly"

i love this!! You have a great idea going with this!! my favorite line was "the heart beat of the clouds"

on Jan. 22 2011 at 2:15 pm
clairexaudrey PLATINUM, Bethel, Connecticut
41 articles 3 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-Elizabeth Kubler Ross

I absolutely love this.


on Jan. 2 2011 at 7:52 pm
Kbuschan PLATINUM, South Plainfield, New Jersey
25 articles 0 photos 64 comments

Favorite Quote:
Fall in love or fall in hate; Get inspired or be depressed; Ace a test or flunk a class; Make babies or make art; Speak the truth or lie and cheat; Dance on tables or sit in the corner; Life is divine chaos. Embrace it. Breathe. And enjoy the ride...

wow i love how u used sounds to describe things, it made everything more lively, really nice saying about how life is too :)