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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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hails1997 said...
Aug. 29, 2012 at 9:58 pm:
This peom is absolutely beautiful.  It's my definite favorite on this whole site.  I keep coming back to read it again and again and can still not get enough of it.  You are so talented!! Don't ever stop writing.
 
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undiscoveredtruth said...
Aug. 27, 2012 at 6:46 pm:
This is really good. I read a lot of poetry, but this piece is one that I really connected with. It was as if it were descibing me exactly. Excellent work. Continue writing.
 
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hails1997 said...
Aug. 27, 2012 at 5:18 pm:
Beautiful!!
 
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allaboutmylife said...
Aug. 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm:
i love this poem i read it over so many times i practically no it by heart!  
 
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. said...
Aug. 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm:
At first I didn't really like the way the lines cut off, but now it sort of fits when saying it out loud and I enjoyed it more reading it a second time. Beautiful job, wonderful imagery and symbolism. Please keep writing!
 
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imalwayswrite53 said...
Aug. 18, 2012 at 6:21 pm:
That brought a tear to my eye, it was beautiful :)
 
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irishlass317This 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...
Aug. 17, 2012 at 11:21 pm:
This is so wonderful!! So well written, I love it!!! <3
 
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peacedream3r said...
Aug. 17, 2012 at 6:27 pm:
Absolutely amazing and beautiful!
 
telavivi joseph replied...
Sept. 30, 2012 at 1:32 am :
how could it be when we share the same god in the whole world
 
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locolizzie said...
Aug. 17, 2012 at 7:10 am:
I agree with Kylie-o
 
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sbetsThis 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...
Jul. 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm:

Absolutely beautiful! I loved the figurative language, and the way you ended the whole thing was just perfect.

Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!

 
. replied...
Oct. 6, 2012 at 7:53 pm :
^That's me. Mind checking out my work?:)
 
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TMarie42 said...
Jul. 9, 2012 at 3:38 pm:
Simply amazing.
 
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ChelleLynn This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 27, 2012 at 9:05 am:
This poem.... SO beautiful. Your figurative language is amazing! I love it!
 
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AriShine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 20, 2012 at 3:48 pm:
These words are more than beautiful; they are brilliant. Thank you!
 
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Hoopz said...
Jun. 15, 2012 at 4:14 pm:
this a very lovely poem really touched me your a very good writer.
 
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Fantasy100 said...
May 30, 2012 at 6:24 pm:
I love it. Its so moving.
 
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Kiana B. said...
May 30, 2012 at 11:48 am:
i think this is kind of strange.... there's a song almost exaxtly like this called LOVE TURNED TO DUST
 
Britty replied...
May 30, 2012 at 11:50 am :
yea ik wat ur talking bout
 
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Shine11 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 21, 2012 at 10:10 pm:
I am officially obsessed with you. You have a true talent.
 
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