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Around my heart
I built a cage
Six simple squares put up
But not out of rage.
Wall number one was put in place
The day you lied
Straight to my face.
Wall number two
And wall number three
Went up the times you cheated on me.
Wall number four
Was no surprise
It was built
With tears from my eyes.
Wall number five
Hurt like an attack
The day he said
I don't love you back.
Wall number six
Was when he was gone
He said it was my fault
And then he moved on.
Lost in the world
With a cage on my heart
Stuck all alone
And all torn apart.
Then you came
From out of nowhere
You seemed to float
Like a cloud on air.
You tore down
Wall one really quick
I always thought
That wall would stick.
Wall number two
Fell with number three
The day I cried
And you just held me.
Wall number four
Took quite a while
It collapsed outta nowhere
When you flashed that smile.
Wall number five just melted away
When you said I love you
And I want you to stay.
Wall number six
Was simply forgotten
When your lips kissed mine
As soft as fresh cotton.
So the cage that was built
And took so long to make
Simply torn down
And you made it break.
You love me so much
And hold me so tight.
Any signs of that cage
Are far out of sight.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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FreeBeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
May 20, 2012 at 11:37 am:

Amazing! I'm lost for words!!! And it rythms perfectly!!! LOVED this!! Great job! :D I liked the picture as well.

 

~Free :)(:

 
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Gymnastgirl26 said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm:
Beautiful poem :)
 
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SoccerScott7 said...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 9:52 pm:
Hey, Amber great poem =)
 
Love1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 5:57 am :
Hey Scott :) thanks so much
 
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dreamer3 said...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 8:56 am:
I really loved this. It was sweet and amazing. it really touched my heart
 
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Redd554 said...
Feb. 2, 2011 at 6:17 am:
I love it so much!!!! Omg when i read it i almost cried! You are amazing!
 
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dolphin13 said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 9:08 pm:
Amazing! I LOVE it so much! Great Job!
 
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soccergoalie6 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 7:35 pm:
This is so good!!!!!! This is the first thing I've tagged! after looking at many different submissions! please do write more!
 
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BlueInk94 said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 7:20 pm:
this is soo sweet. I am sooo tagging it as a favorite. I love it!!!
 
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LyricalDisaster said...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 4:36 pm:
This is AMAZING!! i'm new to teenink and i write poems as well but omgg your poem is extravagant!! it's really inspiringgg! i loveeeeeeee it, i really doo (:
 
Love1This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 5:41 pm :
oh my gosh that is the sweetest thing ever!! and thank you so much :) I appreciate it!
 
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