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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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SilentVoice said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 5:11 pm
Wow...this is really amazing. It shows all the truths of being a self-empowered person. Good job!Keep it up!
 
emilybwrites said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:22 pm
i really enjoyed this...cant wait to read more:) please check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and comment and rate it...i would really appreciate it:)
 
DiVina said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:28 am
This was amazing! Don't ever stop writing!
 
SpringtimeListener said...
Dec. 28, 2011 at 12:11 am
This is beautiful, and it shows how much strength you've built after all of your pain.
 
eliana924 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 26, 2011 at 7:22 am
So heartwrenching! I love this! I especially like the idea of "taking back tears" and other intangible things.
 
chantel15 said...
Dec. 21, 2011 at 1:00 pm
great poem . the detail you used. and alot of people can relate to this. gettng your heart broken and crying over it. and reliazing that its not worth it. very great poem :]
 
BlackPhoenix said...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 3:03 pm
it's sad but it flows fast giving it a positive spin that makes it fun as aposed to being depresing 
 
Bookworm007 said...
Dec. 18, 2011 at 5:43 pm
I love this poem!!! I just got out of a relationship and feel just like the "free woman" in your poem!! Keep writing!!!
 
Tomboy said...
Dec. 14, 2011 at 9:07 am
i. love. this!
 
Fia-fia said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:44 pm

I love this! Love it Love it Love it!!!!!!! it is truly amazing, with a sense of purpose, and a connection to so many people. I like the "free woman" part! It is an inspirational poem! Thank you!!!!

:)

 

 
RoseLynn said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 7:27 pm
I think that this poem is brilliant! Keep writing!
 
snazzyshades said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 5:45 pm
i absolutley love this poem  many girls can relate to this 
 
Behind-The-Illusion said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 3:30 pm
I think a lot of girls could relate to this with learning to accept their first heartbreak. Very simple, and sweet. I love it :)
 
ninja17 said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm
I can relate to this poem. Fantastic :)
 
megz_lover replied...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm
I can relate to that poem
 
JackieLoveJoy said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 1:51 pm
This poem was good but it was dull it need energy and something else but I can't quite get it off the tip of my tongue.
 
Emerson said...
Dec. 6, 2011 at 6:26 am
Really Good. you'll be a good writer some day
 
AelissNovak replied...
Mar. 3, 2012 at 1:10 am
Sorry Emerson, but I dissagree, Lilyan is already an amazing writer! And I don't even usualy like poetry.
 
undefeated said...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 8:58 pm
I absolutly love this!
 
AKcurlgirl806 replied...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 11:57 pm
Yes! I totally agree!
 
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