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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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Louise1 said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 10:13 pm
i love this kinda took me back to the days when everything was good.. but i have to agree the last two lines kinda through it off...
 
maleenaj said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 4:38 pm
I like the poem but the last two lines ruin it.
 
singingdetective said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Most of this poem was great, but the last stanza really disappointed me. To me, it didn't have as much impact as the beginning stanzas. It's just the "fly away free as free as the wind". I would have really liked something with more power, more force. By just saying "free as the wind" you could be talking about a gentle breeze. It just doesn't seem to match the tone of the lines before it or the rest of the poem. :/

OTHER than that, it's awesome. The rebellious, determined tone is buil... (more »)

 
WeAllBurn said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 12:40 pm
so deep. i loved this. it touched me very much. <3
 
MichaelAranda said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 10:58 am
this poem is about your love life. this poem is really goood and really interesting.
 
ayesha20 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Sept. 9, 2011 at 9:33 am
I loved your poem. It's just like mine, "I shall see.". Though mine wasn't rated.(It never does, none of my work and absolutely no comments.*sigh*) Anyways check it out please.
 
liv.poetfreak said...
Aug. 23, 2011 at 4:31 pm
Amazing! Very relatable!
 
CRAZYcubanSOLE said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 8:42 pm
This is sooo good! I wish I could write something like this! :)
 
TheMermaidBySome said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 5:02 pm
This so relates to my own life. Very well written!!!
 
emilybwrites said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 12:08 pm
great job!! please check out my poems "forgotten domain" and "the others" and comment/rate them:)
 
HeavenlyPrincess said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 10:48 am
This is such a good poem <3 10/10
 
aveawave said...
Aug. 18, 2011 at 9:53 am
This is really great. I've read it about 3 times so far. Woul all of you mind checking out my work? I'd really appreciate it, I need to improve. Any advice? :)
 
SavannahMcKenna said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 5:11 pm
I love it....anyone should come check out my stuff and let me know what you think or what i can do to get as good as this:)
 
thetruthawaits94 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 3:56 pm

I kind of like this. I feel like I've read this poem before, many times, however. A tiny bit cliche? It pretty good though.

 

 
catsrule208 replied...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 4:48 pm
agree, but it still is a nice poem
 
palalandrea said...
Jul. 27, 2011 at 3:22 pm
 I love this a lot. It's very heartfelt and passionate. Some of the parts may be a little bit cliché however? I love it anyways!
 
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 =)
 
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