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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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Lexie96 said...
Oct. 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm
This was amazing... truly breathtaking.
experienced replied...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Wow. This blew me away. So beautiful.
dancergurl22 said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm
truely beautiful and an amazing job! even gave me a little bit of chills! :)
irishlass317 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm
this is absolutely amazing!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!
Jasmine S. said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Absolutely amazing... This poem is breathtaking, honestly. I love the flow of the words, and the rhyme scheme fits very well too! I can definitely feel the intense emotions behind this poem. Congrats and keep up the amazing work!! :)
breakingfree said...
Oct. 24, 2011 at 10:44 pm
this is freaking amazing. so beautiful and pure and simple, but it really strikes your emotions. SO GOOD. you are my hero right now!!! ;)
Nasir L. said...
Oct. 21, 2011 at 10:19 am
I like your poems
iluvrockandroll2 said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm
amazin piece!! keep writing, whatever you do  :) said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 3:25 pm
deliciously good. keep. writing. you haven't a clue who i am, and nor i you, but you've got some good expression of feelings through the written word :)
Ravenfall47 replied...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 5:49 pm
An absolute masterpiece <3333
ScreamVALERIEx3 said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 3:21 pm
i Love it ;*
ThatGirlOverthere said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

Hey there Kiana! I really really liked your poem!  :)   I meant to rate it with 5 stars, but I accidentally rated 4. Sorry!

 You know what, it's so funny I discovered your article - a poem about love - in the day I realised I could never work with the guy I'm into. Ironic, right? ahaha!

 Well, I just wanted to congratulate you! But I also lwould ove if you checked my poems (or sort of poems; they are very plain, but I just started to write poems a w... (more »)

Nicole-Leigh said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 9:31 am
Love Love Love Love Love Love. Great poem! Keep writing!
musicisthegoodlife This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 14, 2011 at 2:38 am
Beautifully written. The rhyming is truly amazing. Keep writing!
LuVr GuRl said...
Oct. 11, 2011 at 4:21 pm
You really define the meaning of love. I really respect that of you. Keep on writing.
LifeisLife said...
Oct. 5, 2011 at 10:07 pm
This is truely a beautiful poem. I encourage you to keep writing!
MYescape said...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 7:04 pm
 ur last line is my favorite ever since iread this ive put it on quotes on my things <3 even thinking about getting broken wings tatted on my bak with that line
krissynicole said...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 11:14 am
Can you say AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow that was really really good... I think you should follow your passion it will take you far in life that was great and i plan to read many more by you :D
EmiliePhillippi said...
Sept. 22, 2011 at 7:04 am
This is amazing! I give her the 1000001 thumbs up!
KJAngelAuthor said...
Sept. 21, 2011 at 8:14 am
I think anyone that read this would agree that we should all join together to give her at least a million thumbs up!!! It's amazing, and the picture your poem paints is beyond beautiful! Keep up the making of your masterpieces!!!
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