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

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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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theArtichoke said...
Jun. 3, 2012 at 1:18 pm:
Gorgeous peom. Thank you for sharing this piece of art with the rest of us! I feel like in your well chosen words you've captured the meaning of freedom! You geniune talent! Do keep writing!
 
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anonymous said...
Jun. 1, 2012 at 3:11 pm:
This poem really isn't that great in my opinion. I see the emotion, but other than that idk why it was even posted in the magazine. 
 
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Kenziemcm13 said...
May 30, 2012 at 8:37 pm:
OMG! I love this poem! I can relate to it so much! My ex now has been playing me off and on he keeps crawling back to me when he has no other "girls" that will take him. (Note: why I say "girls" like that is for they do not have class or respect for themselves they only want him for one thing, if you get what I mean.) So I have been torn apart by him my heart hasbeen riped open multiple times. Once I think he is out of my life, once I am over him he shows up and wants me back and I am to stupid ... (more »)
 
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Fantasy100 said...
May 30, 2012 at 6:21 pm:
I like how its about what happen in the past and how the reaction taken was for the better
 
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thegirlwhoissilence said...
May 30, 2012 at 10:32 am:
THIS WAS A GREAT POEM AND I LOVE IT BECAUSE WE ALL END UP CRYING AND GETTING HURT THATS JUST LIFE BUT WE GET OVER IT AND MOVE ON (:
 
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thegirlwhoissilence said...
May 30, 2012 at 10:29 am:
THIS WAS A GREAT POEM AND I LOVE BECAUSE ALOT OF US ENDS UP CRYING ITS JUST AND IT HAPPENS BUT WE CAN ALWAYS GET OVER IT (:
 
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cindysk8r said...
May 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm:
This was Really Gewd felt like i could relate
 
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randilee said...
May 8, 2012 at 9:46 pm:
Boy have I been through something similiar! Great poem(:
 
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Indilove said...
May 8, 2012 at 7:29 am:
I love this!!! Great work!!! And congrats on gettin in the magazine! Take a look at some of my stuff plz:)
 
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Jaycee92 said...
Apr. 27, 2012 at 9:33 am:
Deffinently Relatable to me. I've been through something very similar.
 
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icecreamgirl15 said...
Apr. 22, 2012 at 7:13 pm:
great poem! i have never been through anything like this, but i was really awed ad inspired :)
 
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Melissa6453 said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm:
This is a realllllly good poem!!

Also, I am new on here. Every time i submit a poem it appears with a bunch of question marks that weren't there before. Does anyone know how to fix this? 
 
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hippiechick99 said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm:
I really loved this poem and it made me think. (Trust me, that's a good thing.) This really moved me...Please read some of my work, I'd really appretciate it :)
 
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Heartless_Him said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 4:04 pm:
This poem is fantastic. It strikes a sense of courage into the heart.
 
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Crazy_stupid_Love said...
Apr. 16, 2012 at 1:29 pm:
this is like an awesome poem man!! its like omg!! ^^
 
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MissShah said...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 10:24 pm:
I love this poem.. its moving me really..:)
 
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Adam-Rodriguez said...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm:
great poem. you really have a future in this
 
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KaylaMarie3003 said...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm:
wow this is really good....
 
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vazenitran98 said...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 8:08 am:
I remember how great it was reading this! You're amazing!
 
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DarkDisasterThis 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...
Mar. 25, 2012 at 1:07 am:
HOW DO U MAKE UR STORY ON THE MAGIZINE
 
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