Sometimes Its Simple

It’s not always about love,
or hate, or passion, or feeling.

Sometimes it’s about a laugh
Sometimes it’s about staring into eyes
or squeezing a hand for a split second.

Sometimes it’s about something
that probably shouldn’t have been said.
Sometimes it’s about the forgiving
and forgetting afterwards.

Sometimes it’s about the way
the sun radiantly lit up her face.
Sometimes it’s about the way
the moon set his skin aglow.

Sometimes it begins like a whisper
and grows to a roar.
Sometimes it begins with proclamations
and ends with a whimper.

It’s never the same thing
and it never happens the same way.

It’s not always first sight,
although sometimes it is.
It’s not always passion,
although sometimes it’s there.

Usually it’s something simple.
And the simple things
are what make us beautiful.

© Chad Sell 2012

Chad Sell is currently a senior in high school and is a student that I had the pleasure of knowing while I interned at Newsong Fellowship Church in Lancater, PA. He has always been a surprising person who excels well in so many things. He always had something new to show me whether it be playing the piano upside-down, playing his Cello for our worship team, acting in the school play, or just whooping my butt in Halo. Recently I stumbled onto his poetry and ran across this one. I loved it a lot and really wanted to share it with you all. You can read more of his poetry over at his blog: www.


About Jeremiah Dowling

I write poetry and take crazy pictures in an Orange Chair all over the United States while reading amazing books.

One response to “Sometimes Its Simple”

  1. Sushant Kumar says :

    And sometimes you read a poem and say silently in your mind – Simply Awesome!

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