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

September 5, 2008
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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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
XxXmandaXxX said...
Mar. 16, 2009 at 8:06 pm
WOW! i can so relate, don't give up on wirtting or love... it'll come back and it's closer than you think
Pionnerforlife1994 said...
Mar. 13, 2009 at 11:18 pm
This Is A wonderful Poem It Reminds Me of How I Feel About My Ex Boyfriend..I Can Really Relate To It
WHOiNEED2B said...
Mar. 4, 2009 at 9:09 pm
LOved it! The strength it took to be that free!
FallenPoet89 said...
Feb. 24, 2009 at 2:48 am
Very good words and filled with meaning , liked it alot
psycholinzmeier said...
Mar. 12, 2009 at 10:35 pm
this is an amazing poem. and i now know wat i have to do thnks :) very insperational
Inizhay said...
Feb. 22, 2009 at 10:27 pm
This really helped me when I read it in the magazine. I think it's a very well written poem, and I actually want to thank you for writing this and sharing it with people through teenink
yourmom said...
Feb. 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm
i really like this one!!!
chewsbooks said...
Feb. 15, 2009 at 4:02 pm
I am AMAZED! This poem totally puts into words all the feelings that my best friend has felt since her "break-up." I love the way that you used raw emotions to make this poem. U ROC!!! :-D
UWFM0THER said...
Feb. 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm
WOW!!! Very nicely written. Lily, you are very talented. Keep up the good work.
ninja!!! (|:|) said...
Feb. 2, 2009 at 11:23 pm
oh my goshh! this poem is truly amazing.you are very talented.
babyknox said...
Jan. 28, 2009 at 6:13 pm
Oh, i was almost brought to tears reading somethang that sesitive and sweet!
Toran replied...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 8:39 am
I can totally connect to this. A beautiful poem.
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