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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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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.
 
Mandi C. said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 8:40 am
that was really good i enjoyed it....great job!
 
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!!!((:
 
hollyhottell said...
Feb. 17, 2010 at 11:03 am
this has deep meaning. it was really good. i can really really relate.. u should check out my stuff
 
jeanwolf said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 5:44 pm
this was really good and it really got to me.
take a look at some of my stuff please.
 
PaRaNoRmAl627 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 14, 2010 at 11:05 am
it was simple, yet really meaningful. The basic idea was the same as any other, but somehow you managed to make it into something even more relateable. Thats just my opinion.
 
jessica said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm
i know im just a teen and may not know nothing about love..but i do i least thats what i think. i had a long relationship with this guy and then he hurt me badly. i cried and was so deperate w/o him but i didnt want to humilate myself in front of him so i manage myself to get over him and guess what, i did
 
live&create16 said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 9:12 pm
this is amazing!
 
sasssgirrrl22 said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 8:51 pm
luvvvvv it
 
MorningStar15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 7:51 pm
wowzers lol i loved it ! :D
 
kheart said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 7:33 pm
Great! Beautiful! This poem reflects things in my life, Please check out my poems and rate and comment! Thanks and good job!
 
Frankincat said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 7:22 pm
This is really cool :) good job! http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/all/article/165268/Buildings/ could u read mine and tell me what you all think?
 
Acullen13 said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 2:52 pm
i didn't like it....i don't know why, it just didn't speak to me.
 
toxic.monkey said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 12:20 pm
i simply love this
 
nottooperfect said...
Jan. 23, 2010 at 2:29 am
You made me speechless. I have no words to describe the way it touched my heart!
 
Lollipop said...
Jan. 7, 2010 at 10:21 pm
Wow, this is amazing and yet so very true. Keep up the good work!!!
 
Only,I This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm
Amazing.
I so desperately wish I could do this..
 
rain-rain111 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 10:31 pm
rele very good i love it!!!!!!!! keep writing!
 
mmfdg623 said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 10:15 pm
This is AMAZING!
 
taylorl1 said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 5:10 pm
this is good
 
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