Magazine, website & books written by teens since 1989

I Take Back My Tears This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By
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.




Join the Discussion


This article has 444 comments. Post your own!

ShAtTeReD_dReAmS said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 2:18 pm:
its good i like the meaning left in it
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
dasmoda said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm:
this isn't very poetic, but i love the organization of the words and the pain in the story
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Kaleskat said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 8:28 am:
this is amazing! This describes how I have been feeling! Keep on writing! :) Your amazing at it.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Energy233 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm:
This is great.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Rissy15 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 7:38 pm:
Yes, absouloutley amazing! And it's alot how i write I love free verse. Check out mine. THANKS!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Paintbrush said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 5:46 pm:
I love it its really good
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
S1234 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 5:27 pm:
Great work!! I can definitely relate to this, and so many other people can. Very well written!
Comment and rate my work if you get teh chance!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Anjo! said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 4:23 pm:
YA!! this is sooo amazing, i love how you write. its kinda like how i write too. and this puts a smile on my face. Go woman! haha. keep writing, express those inner demons!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
SilverCowgirl said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 3:45 pm:
i loved this.. describes perfectly how i've felt lately
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
alaska686 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm:
hey i can relate and i really like it
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
KristianMakayla said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 1:42 pm:
This is REALLY good, I can totally relate to it, with my mother.. Sadly. Haha, I'll post some of mine up soon. (:
 
always_invisible replied...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm :
this great i feel like that right now
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
MVR 1995 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm:
I can relate to this poem
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
lilswtdrms said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 11:47 am:
this poem is interesting. its a great way to express your self
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
marquis11 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 10:24 am:
Great job Lilyan! Congrats on having it published as well! :)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
alisha14 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 9:07 am:
story of my life. sometimes you just gotta move on because they aren't worth it. there is always someone out there that will treat you better. great job :)
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
HaxoRReiGn said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 9:05 am:
Nice Job keep up the good work
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Katlyn said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 8:48 am:
Story of my life. 6 years wasted on a guy who never cared, I have so many insecurites now. Guys are dumb sometimes.
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Mandi C. said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 8:40 am:
that was really good i enjoyed it....great job!
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
alli..g(: said...
Feb. 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm:
this is great to read!!!espesially after a rather harsh break-up((: sometimes its best to just move on and show no fear!!!((:
 
Reply to this comment Post a new comment
 
Site Feedback