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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.

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Orlivee said...
today at 7:35 am:
This poem totally captures it...awesome!!
 
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Appul said...
Jul. 22 at 1:29 am:
I loved your poem. You have the gift of writing. God bless !!
 
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Love_HopesThis 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...
May 10 at 2:04 am:
Your poem was simply breath taking. Your choice words spoke louder and with much more clarity than anything I've read in a while. I will definitely be sharing this with my creative writing class, with due credit of course.
 
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2-Is-Better-Than-1 said...
May 1 at 7:40 pm:
I really do love this poem a lot!
 
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whynot? said...
Apr. 28 at 2:40 am:
lovely poem dont know the feeling but i can picture it :)
 
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Puzzle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 3, 2013 at 11:57 pm:
Needed this. Now.. That is all.
 
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CreativeMeThis 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...
Nov. 16, 2013 at 9:45 pm:
I love your poem it descripes my feelings  
 
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KaylaaLovee said...
Nov. 3, 2013 at 8:43 pm:
love this..my.feelings.exactly.
 
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TaeonaThis 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...
Aug. 31, 2013 at 2:17 pm:
I love your poem.
 
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SoImAWriterNow said...
Jul. 31, 2013 at 12:24 am:
Best poem I've read about love. Speaks so many volumes.
 
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sarah98This 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...
Apr. 26, 2013 at 4:07 pm:
This is probably the best thing i've read on here. five outta five stars. check out some of my work??
 
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Secret-Voice said...
Apr. 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm:
This is just AMAZING. I wish that i was this good at writing.
 
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Bluetooth said...
Apr. 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm:
hey im pretty new, please check out my work  
 
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SouthernRose718 said...
Mar. 18, 2013 at 3:41 pm:
This is a fantastically written poem i like the figurative language and the imagery it very much reminds me of my new favorite tv show.
 
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Dreamer21This 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...
Mar. 9, 2013 at 2:34 pm:
Wow this is a really great poem. I really liked all of the imagery that you used in it :D
 
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WaffleOcean2934This 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. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 5, 2013 at 7:35 pm:
I think this poem is so beautiful!  Nice work on it!
 
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Maggie99 said...
Feb. 12, 2013 at 5:02 pm:
This was very well-written and easy to follow. A lot of poems don't grab my attention quick enough for me to finish reading, but I really enjoyed yours.
 
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DreamingOfNirvana said...
Feb. 2, 2013 at 10:21 pm:
WOW. To think that I was proud of my little poems. This is incredible! Great job!
 
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Tasalyn This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Dec. 30, 2012 at 10:23 pm:
This is really beautifully writen! Can't wait to read more!
 
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Ala E. said...
Dec. 22, 2012 at 1:23 pm:
that was amazing the way you discriped how you feel and the choosing of words.  
 
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