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I take back my tears
the wasted years
I spent crying
for what never could happen

I take back my heart
my shattered heart
Up off the ground
and back in my arms

I take back my hope
wasted on you
and toss it aside
for it has no meaning now

Nothing you say
no words
no songs
can heal the bleeding wound
That you opened again and again

I walk a free woman
held by nothing of yours
and fly away free
as free as the wind

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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Jenns_Ink said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

 I admire your poem. It is very strong and wise. Seriously. I love it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TearsToFall said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 11:53 am
It's not till i read this that i finally realized you are a very strong person, and i wish to be like that with my love i will most aboslutely follow this. you inspired me
 
KimiRose said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 10:30 am
As I read this poem I identified with it completely - it felt like it had been written about me, which is something I love about it, cos it could be about anyone as it is such a universal theme. Amazing! :)
 
NanaBaybee said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 10:20 am
i absolutley love this poem! Got me speechless, *clicks fav* Good work <33 ( :
 
RosePoet2012 said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 9:58 am
I absolutely love this poem....it has made a lasting impression on my heart!
 
diedeutschBrause said...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 8:26 am
When, i first read this poem, it helped me git rid of memories of someone that i needed to forget. I love your poem, the word choice is wonderful, and truthfully it's one of my favorite poems!
 
lostandconfused replied...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 8:33 am
i love this poem its very inspirtational :)
 
jsell123 said...
Apr. 7, 2011 at 8:42 am
umm this is really deep...GO YOU! hope everything is going succesfful for you, hmu sometime if you wanna chill. we can talk about COLLEGE ESSAYS!! YEEEEEEAHHHH!!!!
 
LesboNeisha said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 2:31 pm
that was amzazing i feel like that you spoke what was on my heart keep writing girl
 
secrets said...
Mar. 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm
Be free!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ur poem is a great example for all girls tryin to get out of a terrible realionship! keep strong!!!!!! I love this poem keep the word of wisdom going!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
IfOnly21 said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 11:56 pm
i thought it was really amazing:)
 
Alexis O. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 9:17 pm
It Was AMAZING! (:
 
leafy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 8:55 pm
oh wow i love this, and the picture is perfect for it!
 
Crazy4Art said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 8:33 pm

 

I loved it

 
BriannaM. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 8:04 pm
yay! i liked it!
 
PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm
good for you! can you bottle up some of that happy free spirit for mee?
 
starstruck15 said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 4:08 pm
I really like it:) It's very inspirational.
 
hanging_girl_666This 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...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 2:34 pm
I Agree. Amazing poem.
 
Nerd34 said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 2:33 pm
great job!!!!!!!!!!!!1
 
GothChik95 said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 1:18 pm
I like the independent tone! Makes me feel strong and confident
 
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