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Take anything, but my soul
Let thy heart cast thy delicate glow
When the earthly body doth die
Let my heart –to the heavens-fly

Take anything, but my mind
Intricacies make miracles of words divine
When the earthly body doth die
Allow my mind-to the page-cry


Take anything, but my eyes

Allow the mortal body with beauty to sigh

When the earthly body doth die

The beauty fades- and with tears- know why

Take anything, but my speech
For centuries words make men bleed
When the earthly body doth die
Take my words- and nobly try

Take anything, but my life
Let thy light glow brilliant
And when the earthly body doth die
Let my heart- to the heavens- fly



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Anagam said...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 11:03 am:
beautiful <3 honestly i feel like if it was being told in a soft unhurried tone.
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 12:27 am :
I usually say my poems aloud as I write and I think you'd be surprised how spot on you were! I spoke it to myself in a very soft and slow manner :)
 
Anagam replied...
Jul. 24, 2011 at 6:47 am :
haha wow that's cool!
 
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Mystiecub said...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 12:56 pm:
Hey look guys its the new Shakespeare :D lol really this is VERY nice, love it!
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 17, 2011 at 5:12 pm :
haha, thanks so much :)
 
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Delictious said...
Jul. 16, 2011 at 1:12 pm:
I LOVED the ending of your piece, very nice bringing back the past line. The old english was also something that added something to the piece, I don't think it would have had the same effect without it! The rhyming was well done and I liked your use of intricacies. Mind and divine was also very good! Good job!
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 9:22 am :
Thank you very much :)
 
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xelawriter97This 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...
Jul. 13, 2011 at 5:07 pm:
Woah. This is absolutely amazing. I love how it's in old English. It's got that antique written feel but a modern meaning. It's really pretty. GREAT job!
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 9:24 am :
thank you, a lot of people seem to be enjoying the old english and that's something that I definetely have a passion for :)
 
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Garnet77 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 11, 2011 at 11:23 pm:
I've come to a conclusion that you are an amazing poet, and I can only hope to ever be as good as you. 
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 12, 2011 at 10:42 am :
I actually just cried a little bit! :) Thank you so so much. 
 
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CarrieAnn13 said...
Jul. 11, 2011 at 8:10 pm:
Wow, this is an incredibly unique piece of poetry.  I've never seen anything like it on Teen Ink.  My only criticism is that after 'take anything' you don't really need those commas.
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 18, 2011 at 9:23 am :
Thank you, I do strive to be unique. Glaring grammatical errors seem to follow me :)
 
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musicispassion said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 1:32 pm:
u should enter this in my poetry contest it's great
 
Megan.J.B replied...
Jul. 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm :
Thank you, that means a lot to me! :)
 
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shoelessjoe This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 28, 2011 at 5:47 pm:
this was really really good :) i loved it =D
 
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alex198 said...
May 7, 2011 at 9:21 am:
I really liked this. It was beautifully written, with a lovely tone to it. You created some really nice images as well. It's a great poem :)
 
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Natasha101 said...
May 6, 2011 at 4:38 pm:
Nice poem.  I love the repitition and pattern.  Personally, I don't like Old English language, but it does impact the poem.  Also, you used not-overused, unique words.  Good job :)
 
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Emmaline2 said...
May 6, 2011 at 7:50 am:

OMG!!! i loved this because of

1. the ryming!

and

2. your old english!

ahhhhhhh! keep writing like that i love it!!! haha don't stop!(:

~Emmaline~

 
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WritingSpasms said...
May 5, 2011 at 9:58 pm:
This is really good, really well written. I've read a couple of your other works too, and I have to say that you've got a talent. :) In your spare time, could you check out my novel, "The Crow Medallion"? It only has two chapters so far, but I'm working on it. It's in the recently added part of sci-fi/fantasy novels.
 
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