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The Meaning of Love? MAG

November 8, 2008
By Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
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The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away,
I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say.
As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin,
I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.
Abandoned innocence, stripped away, discarded on the floor.
In the dirt, I bury hope that love leaves unlocked doors.
I am held, though never cherished, yet to be made whole.
My tears can wipe themselves away, but I must save my soul.
Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother’s child,
And toward the pale rose sunset for a pretty little while.
If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep,
Take me far away from love and tell me what it means.


The author's comments:
Writing is my passion … I hope you enjoy my poem!

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kheart SILVER said...
on Dec. 19 2009 at 7:07 pm
kheart SILVER, Union Grove, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"Every second is countless. Every minute is different. When you came around." -kheart

This is my favorite poem on this website!

Panther BRONZE said...
on Dec. 19 2009 at 6:21 am
Panther BRONZE, Madison Hts, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
You dont know how much u love someone until they are gone

I know how you feel my heart hurts too. I like this one b/c its beatiful and i can relate to it. I like how you describe what you are feeling

on Dec. 16 2009 at 8:33 pm
The_Girl_Next_Door PLATINUM, Elkins, Arkansas
32 articles 1 photo 43 comments

Favorite Quote:
~*The mind has but a thousand eyes, and the heart is left with one...Yet the light of a whole life dies the moment love is done.*~

I can feel what you're feeling. (Kind of).

Keep expressing yourself. I could relate to this stuff :) Keep it up.

on Dec. 11 2009 at 10:48 pm
Lucrecia SILVER, Phoenix, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"No act of love is ever wasted". Geneen Roth

"Love not what you are, but what you may become". Miguel de Cervantes

this is beautiful

on Dec. 11 2009 at 2:40 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Oh my gosh. You are a talent. I love this poem!!

on Dec. 6 2009 at 4:45 pm
abooga.looga SILVER, Covina, California
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love it. i could feel all the emotion.

on Dec. 4 2009 at 8:37 am
babigerl1194 PLATINUM, Margaretville, New York
23 articles 10 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
wat doesnt kill you only makes you stronger

this is intense, i could feel the emotion, and now im inspired

lenalee BRONZE said...
on Dec. 1 2009 at 11:01 pm
lenalee BRONZE, Adel, Iowa
3 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
I promise, someday when you are alone, you will think of me and say, that girl really DID love me.

this is amazing you are really good!

Bobbi PLATINUM said...
on Dec. 1 2009 at 9:58 pm
Bobbi PLATINUM, Terry, Mississippi
39 articles 1 photo 46 comments
I really liked this... it's beautiful!!

Niki said...
on Dec. 1 2009 at 9:28 pm
very nice writing

Rimbaud BRONZE said...
on Dec. 1 2009 at 8:10 pm
Rimbaud BRONZE, Roche, Other
1 article 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Do I dare disturb the universe?

your wrong. love doesnt exist. Selfishness exists.... fear exists.... attatchment based on personal gain exists.... but not love. No. Love needs to be reinvented

on Dec. 1 2009 at 7:58 pm
i-am-nicole-ashley GOLD, Hutchinson, Minnesota
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Amazing! I love it.

on Dec. 1 2009 at 7:06 pm
This is the most amazing thing I have ever read. I just....um....lost love today, though I'm sure it was gone before and I just refused to notice it. But this explains everything I couldn't figure out. It's absolutely perfect. You did an amazing job. Keep writing...

on Dec. 1 2009 at 3:59 pm
FlamableFyre DIAMOND, Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
I don't have ambitions or desires.
Being a poet isn't my ambition,
it's my way of being alone.
~ Fernando Pessoa ~

Wonderful, absolutely wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!

on Dec. 1 2009 at 3:28 pm
ohxXxEkkoxXx GOLD, Sanatoga, Pennsylvania
15 articles 1 photo 20 comments
Absolutely fantastic I love it!

on Nov. 27 2009 at 1:26 pm
Dunkelheitstieg BRONZE, Baldwin, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?,"Leonardo da Vinci.

I'm not trying to be mean but aren't limericks supposed to be funny\ammusing? Good poem, though.

meli said...
on Nov. 26 2009 at 11:23 pm
u will love again if u give ur whole heart 2 god and in a few months u will notice a diffrence in ur life but 2 see that u have 2 change and have faiTH......=]=]

been a christian is the best thing i will never give up it changed me completly 2 a better person......=]=] try it...

on Nov. 20 2009 at 8:27 pm
SophaDee SILVER, Westport, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."- The Breakfast Club

This is honestly incredible....I'm near tears! This poem is so raw with emotion and the imagery you use with words like "pale rose sunset" really drew me in. Great job :]

on Nov. 13 2009 at 8:46 pm
StephenieReneeBaker SILVER, Colorado, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
Don't promise my forever when your just going to break my heart.

Your a realy good writer.

SamiD1 SILVER said...
on Nov. 12 2009 at 8:29 pm
SamiD1 SILVER, Nanuet, New York
8 articles 0 photos 5 comments
amazing :)


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