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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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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!
 
LilBoo said...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm
this is a beautiful poem and shows so much strength. keep on writing
 
twizzlerluva97 said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm
that was so beautiful i am literally speechless like no fricking words wowza
 
DisicpleofChristandJesusEnthusiast said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 5:33 pm
This is VERY powerful. I love it!
 
LucyintheSky said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 3:13 pm

This poem is sooooo relatable! I honestly love it!This is how I felt recently when I gave up on someone who I've liked for a long time. I realized that they weren't worth my time anylonger. No amount of apologies or songs that he writes will make me forgive him-he just kept hurting me again and again. It's nice to feel independent and to be your own person. No person deserves to be ignored and heart broken. This poem spoke volumns to me-Thank you and keep writing! :)

 

 
ohcaptainmycaptain said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm
Great Work! It's empowering
 
BSANCHEZ said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm
It kind of tells a story of your life. 
 
spency said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:09 am
5/5 good job visit me
 
babygurl said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:00 am
hey that was an amazing poem that reminds me how i was after a three yr realtionship but i still love that man with all i have
 
kaykaybeck said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:00 am
This is very good (: please check out some of my stuff?
 
Curly_Sue said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 9:06 am
Great job on poem. Very uplifting piece of work.
 
brokenangel14 said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 8:42 am
I think that this is a very outstanding poem. I can relate to this poem alot. I am actually glad to have read this poem.
 
joyfuldancer said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 12:29 am
Such a wonderful poem!  It reminds me exactly of a relationship that I was in and how much I loved that young man.  That wound is still in the healing process.  Keep up the great work and never let anyone tell you that you're not a great writer.
 
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