The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 8, 2008
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The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away,
I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say.
As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin,
I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.
Abandoned innocence, stripped away, discarded on the floor.
In the dirt, I bury hope that love leaves unlocked doors.
I am held, though never cherished, yet to be made whole.
My tears can wipe themselves away, but I must save my soul.
Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother’s child,
And toward the pale rose sunset for a pretty little while.
If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep,
Take me far away from love and tell me what it means.

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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Anna S. said...
Feb. 20, 2015 at 1:31 am
this isnt a limerick?
OurVoices said...
Jan. 1, 2015 at 2:35 pm
this is amazing work! great job! 5 stars!
Thefanatasticagirlie101 said...
Dec. 30, 2014 at 6:08 pm
@Appul I totally agree with you. Someday, somehow, somewhere, she will become the next generation author that changed writing styles for teens in a whole different level. Keep up the great work Kiana.
dappled.sunlight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 22, 2014 at 6:35 pm
Wow! I love the rhythm and imagery! :)
Orlivee said...
Oct. 8, 2014 at 7:35 am
This poem totally captures it...awesome!!
Appul said...
Jul. 22, 2014 at 1:29 am
I loved your poem. You have the gift of writing. God bless !!
Love_Hopes said...
May 10, 2014 at 2:04 am
Your poem was simply breath taking. Your choice words spoke louder and with much more clarity than anything I've read in a while. I will definitely be sharing this with my creative writing class, with due credit of course.
2-Is-Better-Than-1 said...
May 1, 2014 at 7:40 pm
I really do love this poem a lot!
whynot? said...
Apr. 28, 2014 at 2:40 am
lovely poem dont know the feeling but i can picture it :)
Puzzle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm
Needed this. Now.. That is all.
CreativeMe said...
Nov. 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm
I love your poem it descripes my feelings  
KaylaaLovee said...
Nov. 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm
Taeona said...
Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm
I love your poem.
SoImAWriterNow said...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:24 am
Best poem I've read about love. Speaks so many volumes.
sarah98 said...
Apr. 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm
This is probably the best thing i've read on here. five outta five stars. check out some of my work??
Thefanatasticagirlie101 replied...
Dec. 30, 2014 at 6:09 pm
I'll check out your work if you check out mine. Deal or no deal.
Secret-Voice said...
Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm
This is just AMAZING. I wish that i was this good at writing.
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Apr. 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm
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SouthernRose718 said...
Mar. 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm
This is a fantastically written poem i like the figurative language and the imagery it very much reminds me of my new favorite tv show.
Dreamer21 said...
Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm
Wow this is a really great poem. I really liked all of the imagery that you used in it :D
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