The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

November 8, 2008
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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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rosaposa said...
Jul. 14, 2011 at 11:25 am
whoa... this was absolutely inspiring. so great, loved it! great work! 
Princess2011 said...
Jul. 10, 2011 at 12:31 am
with 606 comments..and the fact that this poem was published in the magazine.. i really dont have much to say..however  i am compelled to use one word to describe this poem and that is-- TOUCHING..:)
Danealle said...
Jul. 9, 2011 at 9:47 am
wow! this is amazing!!! Great job! 
dreamerz said...
Jul. 6, 2011 at 9:59 pm

I feel the same way right now... :/ I love this, great job. 

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Jul. 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm
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Mars5 said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 8:36 pm
I really liked the truth in this poem. You've already been told a hundred times how good you are so there's no point in me saying it too. You just communicated your idea with proper word choice really well.
Danielerr_Kidd said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 4:21 pm
this is truely amazing<3(:
Mariam.J said...
Jun. 26, 2011 at 6:33 am
Absolutely, breathtakingly, beautiful <3' :')
oneesama said...
Jun. 21, 2011 at 5:48 pm
"If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep, Take me far away from love and tell what it means" This line just got to me... It came to me at full speed and just blew my breath away as the saying goes X3
Iamhere4u This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm
Breath, beautiful. <3 
hailey.prainito said...
Jun. 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm
Tear wiper. Absolutly beautiful.
FictonFan101 said...
Jun. 10, 2011 at 8:18 pm
that was really gud!
endend1210 said...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 9:37 pm
I love this. It's about the loss of innocence, and mostly we see the bittersweet sides, but this is the mostly bitter side. Brava.
little-miss-mistakes said...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 8:26 am

heart felt and amazing!!


Afra- said...
Jun. 4, 2011 at 7:18 am
This is so beautiful. 
Remembertoforget said...
Jun. 3, 2011 at 8:55 am
Hey I'm doing a report for english class on poets, and I've decieded to do you as my person, although I was wondering if by any chance you could possibly email me at AEgirl1824 so that I could hopefully get some more information on you and your writing styles. Your work is wondeful, and it really insires me. My name is alex by the way, I'm a sophmore in high school. Hopefully this doesnt sound too creepy, but i really would appreciate an email if you have time. Thanks alot, Alex :)
J.P. said...
May 19, 2011 at 2:39 pm
This reminds me of a quote that I'm working on right now
KevinB.C. said...
May 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm
Creative imagination at its bloom. I absolutely adore this poem; I feel as though this applies to every human being in a strange, beautiful metaphysical sense, and I deeply sympathize with the central idea of the poem. Well done Kiana, well done!
andie_64 said...
May 13, 2011 at 9:59 pm
Very rich in the fluency of heartbreak and love. Creative imagery "and toward the pale rose sunset...". Well done, in my opinion :)
iamAbel said...
May 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm
I love love love this poem. Really amazing. My favorite line is "Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother’s child,". I don't know why but it's so pure and innocent and gives such nice imagery. :) Great job again!!
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