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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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SamBaggatta said...
Apr. 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm:
Honestlyy most amazing poem i have ever read <3
 
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Jaybug said...
Mar. 31, 2011 at 8:20 am:
"If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep, take me far away from love and tell me what it means."- I love the last two sentences. This limerick is awesome. I love it. You have a great talent. Continue writing more.
 
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Skylight said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 8:25 pm:
Wow, this is so powerful! It made me cry. :)
 
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LastChapter said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 8:11 pm:
i first saw this a while back, but every time i see it on teenink's homepage, i like to read it again. its so amazing, i have a hard time remembering this was written by a fellow teen. keep it up. anyone who can write like this has a big future in the writing business.
 
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little-miss-mistakes said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm:
i LOVE this like really trly!! so pretty! keep doing this!!
 
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to.hold.the.sun This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 5:33 pm:
Wow. Just... wow. I'm seriously in awe right now. This is fantastic!!
 
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InsanelyMad said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 4:53 pm:
Really good, I loved the way you played with your words, and how you made me feel what you were saying!
 
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Fran94 said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 3:24 pm:
After reading this poem, I felt sad inside. This poem truly emits sadness wonderfully. I really liked the poem. You did a wonderful job! Keep writing great poems!
 
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normgrl said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm:
I was reading your poem aloud to myself and for some reason my eyes started to water and my voice wavered. I loved this
 
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jbird said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 9:05 am:
i had to read this like 3 times just to make sure i was reading something this brilliant <3
 
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Kleopatra said...
Mar. 30, 2011 at 1:21 am:
 i am just new and i have only read 5 poems so far, 3 that were very good, yours is one of the three. Continue in writing maybe you can make a book, something such as the marked series or whatever you feel comfortable with. GOOD LUCK!
 
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max1italy said...
Mar. 29, 2011 at 11:13 am:
The first poem i've read on this site and may i say its a great way to begin. I love the way you played with words
 
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luv_4_broadway This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 28, 2011 at 1:40 pm:
beautiful rhyming and imagery :)
 
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Misty said...
Mar. 21, 2011 at 10:24 am:
Great Job!!!
 
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AmmmyMarie said...
Mar. 20, 2011 at 2:51 pm:
I absolutly love this:) I love how discriptive you are in your poems:) Favorite out of your work:) GOOD JOB<33
 
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JesBabes said...
Mar. 18, 2011 at 9:57 am:
HONESTLY AMAZING!!!! you have a gift and writing is it.
 
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HaleyDRog. said...
Mar. 17, 2011 at 3:27 pm:
WOW. Amazing! I loved this peice of work! You have so much talent and it really comes out in this poem. I really like the flow of ryhme. It really was incredible!
 
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hanging_girl_666This 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. 17, 2011 at 3:20 pm:
I Absolutely love this beautiful writing. It made my heart lighter, yet made it feel its old sufferings. I could read it forever and ever!!!!!!!
 
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Melissa L. said...
Mar. 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm:
The way your words fit together is amazing, and I love how unique it is... A lot of poems use overused cliches and yours does not have that. 
 
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Dragongal said...
Mar. 8, 2011 at 11:36 pm:
This poem is so beautiful and inspirational. It is simply amazing!
 
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