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

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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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.
diggalo95 said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 3:21 pm
wow i luv it
MemorialMustangs said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 2:05 pm
That was beautiful!!! :'D
i loved it!
i can really relate to that
beautifully created! :'D
Liz_N11 said...
Oct. 4, 2009 at 4:39 am
Finely created!
>>SupaDupa<< said...
Jun. 30, 2009 at 7:12 pm
That was amazing! Really deep. ;]

Can some of you guys please critique my poem? Good or bad, i'd like to know what you think.
LaShae K. said...
Jun. 5, 2009 at 7:38 pm
i could really relate 2 this poem
Nice Work
babygirl15 said...
May 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm
i loved it
and totally can relate to this poem because of my past (i will not go in detail) but i enjoyed reading this thanks for writing keep it up
Jackie K. said...
May 19, 2009 at 4:09 pm
I ain't gonna get all deep and sad about my past pains. I'm just the type of person to pick them selves up shake it off and walk away.But i can relate to this. This poem is amazing i really like it. Its beautiful and sad. keep writting
DinosoarJen This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
May 17, 2009 at 7:42 pm
Really good,
Maria N. said...
May 15, 2009 at 9:33 pm
it hurts when they tear our hearts in two but its like their hearts are made out of stone. dont they feel pain? dont they hurt? never again will my heart be shattered, not once again...
werewolvesgirlfriend said...
May 15, 2009 at 3:51 pm
Hey! Wow! Amazing! I know exactly how u feel! I have internal wounds that just keep getting cut open again just as they begin to heal. I wish I knew the words to say so I could put it down on paper like that. Wow!
MySmilesMyMask7 said...
May 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm
this is completely amazing it totally makes me wish I wrote it
sammyjo92 said...
Apr. 29, 2009 at 4:31 pm
i really like this one=].
i know how feels.
i wish sometimes i could take back alot of things=]/
Dacotah C. said...
Apr. 24, 2009 at 12:11 am
i really really really like htis
bookwormdg said...
Apr. 19, 2009 at 11:34 pm
wow. It's just so powerful. Has the strength of steel. Contine your path in poetry.
kagome24 said...
Mar. 17, 2009 at 1:47 am
that is really purrtty i like it
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