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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22711 said...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 8:14 am
AMAZING poem<3 freKIN LOVE, deserves way more then just a 5
ZhadaMone said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm
You are so gifted. Love love love !
Kylie-o replied...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm
Oh my gosh I truly love this. It sums up your feelings in such a great way. Also it's very relatable :)
Michaela M. replied...
Feb. 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm
i agree with zhadamone
StarStrukk said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm
this poem is amazingly beautiful, and I LOVE it. Keep up the great work!
Michaela M. replied...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm
i have to agree with starstrukk this is amazing... i loved how you put all those feelings in to this poem
Daisysmile101 said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm
this poem is really good and amazing loved it and i got ur perpective on it.
Choosing2Live4Christ said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm
I love it, you did an amazing job with rhyme scheme and rhythm!
Smiley1068 said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 10:16 am
This is really good! I love writing also and it helps express emotioons
lauren-k This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 12:17 am
This is such a beautiful poem.
Cammie42 said...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm
I can relate so much. Great poem and don't you ever stop writing
browneyez16 said...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm
Congratulations on being published!! I can definately see why you were. This is absolutely're gonna be somebody, I can tell!
GeekyChic said...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 6:13 pm
i love this, but i've seen before on a picture.
RockGirl182 said...
Jan. 10, 2012 at 12:31 am
No words, my mouth hangs open... Your poem has summed up the question and I don't think anyone knows what the meaning of love is. Great job, you will go far and congrats on being published ! :)
KatieBaldwin95 said...
Jan. 6, 2012 at 11:46 am
I really enjoyed this poem. The pinch of rhythm really added a great touch to it. Obviously, in this poem there is a lot of emotional feelings which comes from the heart and that is what makes a piece of writing worth reading.
vazenitran98 said...
Dec. 31, 2011 at 1:50 pm
Amazing! Wish I could write like that!
Esraa said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm
this is an amazing poem, and noone knows what love is until they really know its true, it has very sentimental value !
MonkeYBree said...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 12:12 pm
Your poem is really amazing, nice rhyming and a creative use of words. I felt you really kept the pace up and entertained me the whole time, when normally I end up feeling pretty lost. =
PookieBooski said...
Dec. 19, 2011 at 7:12 pm
Wow. This needs no other word.
kairi.kaylyn said...
Dec. 19, 2011 at 3:19 pm
I loved this article. Really well stuctured. It seems impossible to define love.
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