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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.

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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MirrorImage1403 said...
May 13, 2011 at 7:33 am
This is really really good. I love the imagery and it can relate to a lot of people! If you could give me some critique, that would be awesome!
 
kaleighmay said...
Apr. 22, 2011 at 10:47 am
I can honestly truely relate to this piece. I absolutely love it!!!
 
tydykes said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 9:17 pm
amazing . truly truly amazing
 
.Izzy. said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 9:10 pm
I can really relate to this. It was beautiful
 
n862 said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 8:38 pm
That is possibly the best piece of poetry I have ever read
 
TheRunningPrincess said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 7:53 pm
Wow, I wish I could write like this.  I always thought I had some talent at poetry but now I know that I pretty much suck.
 
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Apr. 21, 2011 at 7:44 pm
this is just overall an amazing poem. I thought about so many things with this poem. It was sad in its own way, but it was also happy in some of the lines.
 
Allister said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 7:22 pm
this is so beautiful. great poem
 
madbunnymonique said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 4:41 pm
I love this omg your sooo good
 
Sunae140 said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 2:51 pm
this poem is amazing. i love it.
 
babe! said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 1:17 pm
i loved his poem alot and ithink if you really read you will fall in love with it!!!!
 
KaitlynMarie said...
Apr. 21, 2011 at 7:22 am
honestly this is amazing <33 i love it! keep writing!
 
xXvannieXx said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 5:59 pm
This is one of the best poems i have ever read
 
Alina R. said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm

awwwwwww it is adorable make more exactly like this

 

 
Bka341997 said...
Apr. 12, 2011 at 10:26 am
Nice,.,.,.,I <3 It
 
JesBabes said...
Apr. 11, 2011 at 9:46 am
This is the best poem that I have ever read on TeenInk!!! I Love It!!!
 
bellebelle1997 replied...
Apr. 13, 2011 at 6:45 pm

No kidding!I wish I could write something like this!!! ;P

 

 
RFarage said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 12:17 pm
I love this poem! It's cute but sad at the same time. I think this is the best way to describe how someone feels when they're broken-hearted.
 
lostandcofused replied...
Apr. 8, 2011 at 8:48 am
your a rlly good writer :) love it
 
alwaysbrokenhearted said...
Apr. 6, 2011 at 11:57 am
I love it!!!!! "If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep, take me far away from love and tell me what it means." Amazing limerick!
 
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