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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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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!
JuneTaz said...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 8:19 pm
I understand Maria Hollis is being honest with you, but she's kind of wrong. I agree with the tons of people who compare with Christina Perri's Jar Of Hearts song, and at the same time, it's a poem that describes how a girl just wants to forget about that someone. I love the title, and the picture made me laugh! Four stars
mariahollis This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Nov. 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm
I... am not that impressed. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad poem, and I am inclined to be especially critical of love poems. I just don't feel that it's particularly creative or beautiful. It's very simplistic, which can be a good thing, but it's also quite cliched and full of empty-seeming bits of melodrama. None of your spirit or unique experiences shine through. This poem could have been written by any girl in the world (which does make it "relatable", I suppose) and the language is, quite... (more »)
BlackPhoenix replied...
Dec. 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm
baces on this hypercritical comment i would like to ask you to critick my work for they are mostly of love too
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