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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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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