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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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mjoyismyjoy said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 7:38 pm
kiana, keep writing... you have a true gift; don't let anyone tell you different. you have great expression.
darksunshine said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 2:03 pm
it makes me feel sympathy, i know exactly how THAT feels
likemikeawesomeness replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 2:21 pm
mjoyismyjoy replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 7:31 pm
that is not the type of thing i hope to read on this site, likemikeawesomeness.
Aide T. said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:44 am
I like how peaceful the poem flows. I like how the character describes his/her feelings and thoughts about how they hope to love again. It’s a nice sad poem.
Bob markinhimerinism replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:20 pm
I feel this comment is a right feeling twards the poem but then again you could do alot better. I mean come on you could easily see that you didn't read it all the way through. I could come up with a lot better ways the explain the poem... This comment disgust me physical and emotionally. I can't even sleep without thinking how awfull this is. I'm sorry but you are disturbing... Good day sir!
JohnJacob replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:23 pm
I agreed with the comment above because it obiouse that Aide T. didnt read the story!!!
Chris wilsion replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:27 pm
I'm sorry to say but I must agree with you other comments. This is very negative. I'm not sure how to comprehend it.
hermey replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:44 pm
It's amazing how this poem makes me feel. Its like i belong to this.
Aide T. replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 12:48 pm
Hermey your so awkward!
likemikeawesomeness replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 2:23 pm
likemikeawesomeness replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 2:24 pm
mjoyismyjoy replied...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 7:35 pm
Aide T. sees this peom different than us, and i respect that. it may not be the way Kiana intended to be heard, but we all have the right to an opinion. and, hermey, don't be offended when people call you akward. i completely agree with you.
Aide T. replied...
Sept. 1, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Exactly thank you mjoyismyjoy, like you said I saw it differently and my intention was never to be mean nor negative about it (: 

Hermey: I never posted the "awkward" comment, someone might have gone through my computer will i wasnt in class. Ill make sure next time I log off though (: 

Aide T. replied...
Sept. 6, 2011 at 10:16 am
I'm so weird!
blooding replied...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 11:56 pm
I agree with you Aide T., if you think about not all poems are happy. It doesn't mean they aren't good. This came from someones heart and if most people were mature (hint, hint) then they would be nice. NOT TOTAL JERKS!
lkellerman543 replied...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:47 am
Aide T. don't worry abut the negative comments, i myself am a poet and have had 4-5 poems published already, most of them about heartbreak and falling in love, not evrything has a happy ending and i can relate to your poem easily. heartbreaks are not fun and you need to be able to express it somehow.
Zap7861 said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 10:33 am
I really love this poem! Through the words of the author one can feel how the author had felt. They had the love which was once there, but now has just fallen to dust... It truly reaches out to peoples hearts and especially if someone has been through the situation before. I love the wording in this poem and how everything emotionally comes together.
singingdetective said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 9:36 am
Oh. Wow. This is incredible! I love the flow of it, and I especially love the meaning of it! You're able to tap very well into my emotions! This is so good, this really needs to be published in a book. If I could give it 10 stars, I would!!!!! That's how epic this is in my opinion!!!!
Hello Kitty! said...
Aug. 31, 2011 at 8:49 am
i write poetry myself i enjoy it so much! i must say you are pretty good...i like the rhyming and the story put into this poem
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