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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chrislover101 said...
May 12, 2009 at 11:40 pm
i love this poem it is so true keep writing
lisaD said...
Apr. 27, 2009 at 3:37 pm
BrokenBeats said...
Apr. 20, 2009 at 2:25 am
I don't know how to tell you how AMAZING this poem is. It really hits me deep. I love it, I have meorized it and i love every line and every word and ITS JUST AMAZING!
Libagayle said...
Apr. 8, 2009 at 7:37 pm
This is a very good poem! I wish I could write like you! Your lines are so upbeat and have rythym! It's very impressive! =]
climbergirl said...
Apr. 8, 2009 at 2:57 pm
I love the lines "now chained and locked away" and "hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin". You use your words well. Excellent.
Ruth M. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Apr. 7, 2009 at 10:50 pm
this is a great poem. i read the first line and was like, argh, no, it's going to be terrible! (no offence, but the first couple of lines could be improved. they're just kind of cliched) but then i read further on and it got better and better until by the end it was wonderful. bar the first couple of lines, it's fantastic. i love it!
animallover said...
Apr. 4, 2009 at 6:44 pm
Wow! That poem is amazing. It has such great meaning and ven power.
Samantha S. said...
Mar. 30, 2009 at 4:58 pm
Amazing! very very weel written. i am very impressed. good job!
Christina This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 30, 2009 at 11:28 am
This is absolutely spectacular. Such magnificent emotion!
mc said...
Mar. 26, 2009 at 3:57 pm
i loved melted my heart...made me cry inside!!!!! gohhhhhhhhh,,, i loved it so much...seriously never heard anything like it before
NDNQT said...
Mar. 15, 2009 at 11:15 pm
I just loved this poem.I like how it rhymed 2. By the way you know how you said there was a typo? well I like it better with the typo.
pionnerforlife1994 said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 11:15 pm
I Love This Poem It Is So Beautiful.. You Should Really Beocme Famous Wrighter
Hannah M. said...
Mar. 14, 2009 at 4:29 am
I really enjoyed this and found that it flowed easily together. Your words came from the heart, and while it wasn't dark and scary, it still expressed some sad heartedness.
Patience C. said...
Feb. 28, 2009 at 10:55 pm
touching, inspiring, beautiful, ect... there are many words that can describe this poem. one word sticks out to me... WOW! i absolutely love it. so true and real. it's love through my eyes
psycholinzmeier said...
Mar. 12, 2009 at 10:29 pm
wat a great poem. thts exactly how being heartbroken is felt
Jael G. said...
Feb. 23, 2009 at 8:11 pm
This was absolutely beautiful. I admire your astonishing talent.
Connor said...
Feb. 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm
I enjoy the way you used your words, your poet of your own kind and I would love to know how you write these poems. Oh one keep writing these i think you bring joy in those who've read this poem thank you. : )
sktrgrlhorslover said...
Feb. 23, 2009 at 2:56 am
this poem is really good,it flows nicly and it has some ryming in it which puts flair into it
mina R. said...
Feb. 22, 2009 at 8:14 pm
it is realy good
Smiledman said...
Feb. 22, 2009 at 3:53 pm
Very good , but my english is very bad :) I'm from Germany :)
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