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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Muzix said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 4:49 pm
Great job i love it !
gleek1234 said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 12:18 pm
this is amazing so great thanks 4 writitng this
happilyeverafternot replied...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 2:08 pm
I loved this! It is completely how I feel right now about someone, so it really is amazing.
jayde_butterfly said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 7:45 am
This was very good. I liked it b/c it sorta replies to my life.
Lillie M. said...
Feb. 10, 2012 at 1:28 am
This is so beautiful. And it really applies to my life right now, it's like a wake-up call. Thank you for writing this.
Michaela M. said...
Jan. 30, 2012 at 10:40 pm
love it this is truly from the heart
Silver2black said...
Jan. 29, 2012 at 11:04 am
I really like this poem so much, it inspires me so, I really like the clever idea and subject; something i would have never thought of, beautiful, Amazing 5/5 !
ledango said...
Jan. 25, 2012 at 10:35 am
Awesome, strength at it's best. Great job.
Blueeyedgirl18 said...
Jan. 19, 2012 at 12:37 pm
very nice work:)
samuel_wolf_nightwing said...
Jan. 19, 2012 at 8:51 am
nice poem. keep them up. and thats the thing to do forget those who hurt and remember those who eased the pain. only then can one be happy.
Missundrstoodx2 said...
Dec. 31, 2011 at 1:02 am
So confident, and strong; a powerful voice for all to admire. You have every right to take it back - it is evident damage was done but you prove that you are in control and have the choice to redirect your life, your influences. Very nice
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!
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