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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

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Emely J. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 4:52 pm
This is not only awesome, but also breathtaking. Great job! Move over, Maya Angelou, there's a great poet coming out!
 
irenerose This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jan. 1, 2010 at 10:00 am
this really is a beautiful poem. (Double thumbs up. :)) keep up the good work!
 
maddicakes said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 5:07 pm
this poem relates to what I am going through so well. the pain disappointment it greatly portrayed in this poem. Good job!
 
scarletP said...
Dec. 15, 2009 at 2:43 pm
the relation i feel to this is crazy! its almost like those words were in my mind too...thanks for putting it out there. SO GOOD!
 
Flogo718 said...
Dec. 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm
Great job! It flows so nicely.
--E.E.--
 
pearl♥ said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 11:44 am
OMG BRAVO BRAVO!!!!! :D i rate it a 10 woman!!♥p
 
ShernayB. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 11:16 am
beautiful.
check out my work if you have time.
comment and rate if you wish.
 
Soft_spoken said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 11:11 am
looooovve it
 
Jimmy_flash said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 7:33 am
hey great poem :) keep doin ur thing
 
monique__unique said...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 12:43 am
"as free as the wind"
 
Gazellarendra said...
Dec. 9, 2009 at 6:33 pm
Rock your own world! You go girl! You are strong. I love this poem.
 
Zero_K This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 5:37 pm
LOVE IT!
-Blessed Be!
+++ZERO+++
 
Poet_in_Motion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 4:27 pm
Beautiful!
 
<3::wish4wings::<3 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 9:51 am
amazing!! :) i love it
 
Amber1994 said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 9:44 am
AMAZING!
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epcelia said...
Nov. 18, 2009 at 1:35 am
i just decieded i love you! you are freaking amazing! way to go girl!
 
ConstanceScott replied...
Dec. 10, 2009 at 12:37 pm
It is beyond amazing. It starts off as this strong woman unwilling to be broken, in the middle becomes vunerable, then at last, declares freedom. Are you sure u didn't write this for me?
 
dancer101 said...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 10:23 pm
I liked the structure of this poem. It really held my attention throughout. Way 2 go!
 
~Ever~ said...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 9:25 pm
It's amazing.
 
MayaChristine This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 27, 2009 at 8:14 am
Absoulutely beautiful, I can totally relate.
 
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