A Poem by Therene

I think I’ll make a growing-up series, I have a lot of this stuff.


“I have something for you”,

He held my hand

And simply smiled.

Simply be, written in paper.

Wide eyed and bewildered,

I asked, “What’s this for?”

Simply be, written in paper,

Can never be.

“In life, in love,

In tragedy and in bliss,

All you need is

To simply be.” He said.

“I think through,

See through, and

Feel through.”

I said in response.

“Insanity,” he whispered.

With bright flash, he left.

Simply be, written in paper,

Thinking it will always be.

Seven years passed,

And I still have

Simply be, written in paper,

Pondered day in and day out.

He came back,

With a smile on his face.

The same smile he had

The day he left.

“Simply be,”

He reminded me.

“It will never be,”

I cursed.

“No one,” He paused.

“Tells you to breathe,

Yet you know how

Because you simply be.”

“But to simply be,

Is asking water

To stop being wet.”

I rationalized.

“Of clear intellect,

I find myself in front

Of a very stubborn child.”

He smiled and left.

Simply be, written in paper.

It will always be to him,

But will never be,

To me.

© 2010 Therene

Author's Note

Title: When I searched 'to simply be', contented came up. I am soon to find out why.

Content:Just tell me what you think.

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It turns out great advice makes a great poem. Or vice versa. Nicely done.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Incredible writing, many twists and turns
with imagery that is easily flawless.
Great poetic piece...

Posted 8 Years Ago

A wonderful poem!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Not everyone can make even the greatest advice sound good in a poem. This is attention getting from start to finish, with no interuption. Good Work!

Posted 8 Years Ago

Very Deep! You get 100!


Posted 8 Years Ago

I thought this was very good. I think it also had a Shakespearean feel to it just because of how you said/worded some stuff.

Posted 8 Years Ago

At this hour there are so many thoughts going through my brain and listening to H.I.M. brings all sorts of romantical emotions into the piece.
But there is also a deeper root that we should be content with just simply being in the moment. There is always room for improvement but sometimes we just have to simply be who we are and the good, bad and what not will come and go.
That's what I get from the piece

Posted 8 Years Ago

Thought provoking, I was reading through this and trying to figure out what he ment by "simply be" as well. Deep, introspective thought, and I especially like the line
"In life, in love,
In tragedy and in bliss,
All you need is
To simply be"
You have a powerful poetic voice. Keep it up.

Posted 8 Years Ago

hmm.. wat do i say??? k... its intriguing seriously... and deep... n different again! :D
I loved it truly bt will go thru again 2 understand it better... :P

Posted 8 Years Ago

Best poem I've read on this site yet.
Great job.
I wish I knew how to explain why I think it's good but I'm not a poet. lol
Keep doing your thing Therene

Posted 8 Years Ago

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