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I tried using Scotch Tape
To repair my broken heart
But it wasn’t strong enough
So it fell back apart.

I tried using make-up
To cover up the scars

But sometimes I let them show because
They remind me of who you are.

I tried using hot glue
To put my bones back together
But soon they’ll be in pieces again because
Glue does not last forever.

I tried using staples
To stitch up my chest
But the metal rusted
So I took them out to rest.

I tried using my brain
To think of a clever plan
But you outsmarted me
Before I ever began.

I tried using my body
To show you what you’ve done
But you did not care,
You said it was good fun.

I have taken the hits.
I have taken the pain.
I never believe when you say,
“It’ll never happen again.”

Because of you,
I remain broken.
Because of you,
I remain open.



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irishlass317This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 29, 2011 at 4:50 pm:
WOW. this is fantabulous!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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Crazycatlady said...
Sept. 7, 2011 at 10:18 am:
This is sooooooooooooooo goood you are amazing!!!!!!!
 
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phlogistonThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 10:10 pm:
I loved it! This is such a great poem. 5 star worthy!
 
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Shaniaharmonjones said...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 2:04 am:

I love this. I wish there was more. I feel so anxious. Is she gonna be okay? You should make a sequel! :3

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5 stars *****

 
.AKA.This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 25, 2010 at 5:21 pm :

Thank you and to all who have commented. It means a lot.

I have taken your suggestion into consideration and I have started a new poem, a companion/sequel called (right now) Healing.

Thanks again for commenting!

 
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must_have_done_something_rightThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 24, 2010 at 10:10 pm:
This is really good. I think you should definitely keep writing!
 
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Lonewolf1213 said...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 4:42 pm:
This shows how hopeless it seems, sometimes, to mend after a heartbreak, but how it can change us, as well. Amazingly done.
 
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taygirl said...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 2:23 pm:
I love it and it is so true. If only guys noticed how much they hurt us.
 
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Katey11 said...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 11:30 am:
This is really good... I felt like I could really relate to what you were saying.
 
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MissFaber said...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 9:46 am:

This was really good. The calm attitude by which such dark thoughts were expressed was effectively eerie. Loved it. :)

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SpringRayynThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. replied...
Dec. 23, 2010 at 10:18 am :
I agree with this comment ^^^
 
Duckie430 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Dec. 26, 2010 at 7:03 pm :

this poem is great...the raw emotion is astounding and relatable

love it :)

 
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livelylaughter said...
Dec. 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm:
this is amazing! sooooo deep and the rhyming was very well done!
 
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BoosflashThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 1:52 pm:
This is awesome. I love how you talk about scotch tape and hot glue ect. it took me til the middle of the poem to realize it rhymed. tres bien. do your dance captain.
 
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keepinitreal said...
Dec. 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm:
this was really good! i liked this a lot
 
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HollyssThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 20, 2010 at 9:20 pm:
I liked the rhyme scheme and the story is not the sugar-coated stuff that others will force down your throats. I enjoyed it!
 
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Anela5 said...
Dec. 20, 2010 at 8:42 pm:
amazing, felt like there should be more, like a sad story that I wished would possibly end in a happily ever after, but frankly, knew it wouldnt. Bravo !
 
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TrulieThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Dec. 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm:
<3 broke my heart too
 
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