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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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logan love. said...
Feb. 14, 2009 at 9:38 pm
You've got a talent. Keep writing. This was beautiful
SkaterGurl17 said...
Feb. 11, 2009 at 9:14 pm
i love it!
sexybabe said...
Feb. 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm
yo,i luv this article........ it really came through to me and i luv poetry too......... seriously,u have a knack for writing.keep it up!!!!!
Julie. said...
Feb. 8, 2009 at 6:23 pm
"As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin,
I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again."

My favorite part of your poem.
i could only aspire to be able to write my emotions down like you have here. Very good job! :)
thatgirlnextdoor said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 3:58 am
This really was amazing.
I am very impressed.
You have talent, my friend.
csr Iniquity said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 1:08 am
this was amazing. keep up the wonderful work. love the ability to rhyme and flow
macymae said...
Feb. 4, 2009 at 6:21 pm
I love this poem it is amazing! <3 Macy
ninja!!! (|:|) said...
Feb. 2, 2009 at 11:15 pm
this is so beautiful! wow i wish i could write like you :]] u are amazing <33
YoungWriter Age:17 said...
Feb. 2, 2009 at 10:29 pm
I congratulate you on your literary passion; the poem was sweet, real, and simple. I was impressed by your talent, especially at such a young age! I am in awe of the Teen Ink writers; they continue to surprise me with talent, beauty and understanding with so little effort!(Or so it seems.)

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Br3zziFlow3d said...
Jan. 30, 2009 at 5:58 pm
Wonderful,youthful, amd imaginative is what I get when I read your poem. Everyone wants to know what love really means.
melinda13 said...
Jan. 30, 2009 at 2:15 am
wow, that was BEAUTIFUL!
lt95 said...
Jan. 29, 2009 at 10:59 pm
This is truly deep. I wish I could write that well!:)
goofy gober said...
Jan. 29, 2009 at 10:19 pm
i love your work because i can understand it i have gone through the same thing.
...daydream... said...
Feb. 10, 2009 at 10:45 pm
it's very touching and realistic. you have a real gift.
LaLa16 said...
Feb. 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm
Your poem was absolutely amazing,and very inspiring,I loved it with a passion!!!I write poems to kind of like this, but not nearly like you put it together...You have a great talent keep up the good work,I really loved your piece sooooo much!!!!^-^(keep writing youll take it somewhere)
lalax3 said...
Jan. 29, 2009 at 12:49 pm
this is so deep, i love it :)
babyknox said...
Jan. 28, 2009 at 6:07 pm
This was the sweetest and cutest poem i have ever read! Oh, i almost wanted 2 cry:((
*TheAuthor* said...
Jan. 26, 2009 at 4:59 am
Wow...I am completely humbled by all of your comments...thank you so much!

ezsmilesannemarie said...
Jan. 24, 2009 at 10:32 pm
This is beautiful. I absolutely loved it. The flow was phenomenal, your message was clear... I consider this to be true poetry: and not many people can write it.
tweedle dee said...
Jan. 22, 2009 at 8:27 pm
this flowed GREAT!!! tons of talent you are amazing!!! it rhymed and flowed perfectly and the emotion was captured so simply and beautifully! great job!!!
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