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

 

 
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ohcaptainmycaptain said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 12:41 pm:
Great Work! It's empowering
 
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BSANCHEZ said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 12:34 pm:
It kind of tells a story of your life. 
 
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spency said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:09 am:
5/5 good job visit me
 
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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
 
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kaykaybeck said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 11:00 am:
This is very good (: please check out some of my stuff?
 
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Curly_Sue said...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 9:06 am:
Great job on poem. Very uplifting piece of work.
 
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brokenangel14This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. 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.
 
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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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TenslieCyrusCuttie said...
May 31, 2011 at 12:51 pm:
Wow this is a turley inspiration! its really amazing and explains my old relationship i had with my ex! Nice Job...Keep up the good work!
 
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L-Buddah said...
May 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm:
DHiz wuss amazinqq ! Yu truely have talent !
 
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Lilly3217 said...
May 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm:
really nice good job
 
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merryMari said...
May 22, 2011 at 10:47 pm:
A year ago I would've said this was about me and my BF.  Now he's my ex but only because we both agreed to wait and see if we could last as just friends until we were older.  Thank you for posting this.  It's well written heartfelt articles like this that help me keep my sanity or lose it. 
 
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samiasaskia24 said...
May 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm:

This poem is beatuiful!


 
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Lime said...
May 22, 2011 at 7:46 pm:
wow thats really deep, and from the heart
 
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shapeshifter56 said...
May 22, 2011 at 7:01 pm:
That is a really beautiful poem. I can completely relate to it and you really created just the right mood. Keep it up!
 
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Angel_eyes said...
May 22, 2011 at 2:25 pm:

This was really good I understand the emotion you tried to portray completely do you think you can check out my work and comment and tell me what you think

 

 
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