Shelbie Hale


What Matters Most


For the longest time I had been searching
For answers as to why I’d been hurting

I never thought I’d find my way
For I was so long lost in the fray

I needed to find somewhere to belong
Something to hold onto to make me strong

Now I’ve finally found what I’ve been searching for
I’m feeling happier than ever before

This thing I found was not a material object
It’s something so much more, that I’d do anything to protect

It’s something from the heart, to hold close on through the hardships
One of the strongest forces in the world, something called friendship

I became apart of something, I am no longer on my own
I’ve changed a lot from how I was, and over time, it’s shown

I’ve become a better person from my experiences long ago
I often wondered the meaning of life, but now I know

In the end, it matters not how long a life we live
What matters is the things we do, how much we are willing to give

So until the day comes where I draw my last breath
I’ll live my days to the fullest, having no fear of death

Submitted: Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Edited: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

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This is just a poem I wrote based upon my life experiences, like a lot of my poems. Even though I'm only in high school, I think I've already learned most of my life lessons. Well, the ones that I can as a teenager. Who knows what the future will bring...

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