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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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Lola_Black said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 3:04 pm
I love it! It's deep, powerful, emotional. Brilliant!
 
Lola_Black replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm
By the way; you might like my poem Remind Me When I'm Dead. Anybody, feel free to read it!
 
riley1516 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 1:31 pm
This is beatiful. And you got your point strongly across in such few words. Excellent job!
 
JessicaShari said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 12:26 pm
I feel your passion & although it's full of anger I feel a calmness in it; as if you're at peace. Good job =)
 
Akosua said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 11:23 am
Excellent poem. The rhythm is so soft and serene, although the speaker is angry and feels hurt. I especially like the third stanza.
 
Mimi15 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 8:11 am
J'adore! Do you mind checking out some of my stuff (:
 
henna12rose said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 3:43 am
I love this poem! It reminds me of breaking away from my first love
 
Danealle said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 2:30 pm
So good! I can feel the emotion and pain. I think you'll like my book "Even Though" 
 
RanaHewezi1998 said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 7:17 pm
i can totally relate!
 
midniteprowl said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 5:47 pm
beautiful piece of writing! keep it up girl! ;)
 
TheSecretWriter This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 5:22 pm
I love it! 
 
Annipooh said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 3:13 pm
i love this poem ; it's amazing
 
the klein dog said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 2:33 pm
this poem is not very good
 
LiteraryGeek replied...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 2:51 pm
I will admit it's not perfect, but what is? Nothing's perfect. To the author who wrote this, keep writing.
 
peartree18 said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 1:15 pm
im in love with this poem! you have put so much power in such few words.
 
.Ignite.The.Light. said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 11:54 am
Wow! That's all I can say, amazing poem. Simply beautiful, I have a new favorite! :)
 
omniscient said...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 12:44 am
this is so amazingand empowering... i love it. the words  reminded me why i decided a guy i thought was so right wasn't...this might not make sense....lol...but thanks anyways :)
 
HillaryJo said...
Jul. 4, 2011 at 4:17 pm
I love this! It reminds me of a guy that I know that had this same effect on my best friend. He and I dated first and really clicked. We dated for a really long time but it ended really suddenly and then he and my best friend went out (Awkward!) and he did this to her! I just sent her a link. Thank you for your words!
 
Pooja11 said...
Jun. 29, 2011 at 9:55 pm
"I walk a free woman..." 
That line comes with so much power.
great poem :)
 
Dia.dreamer123 replied...
Jul. 5, 2011 at 12:36 am
I know! That's exactly what I was thining...the last stanza is echoing in my head....!! Love this!
 
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