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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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15wardz said...
Mar. 8, 2011 at 11:32 am
This really does show what love is
Monkee63 said...
Mar. 8, 2011 at 9:55 am
I really love this! The way the words flow together...its so simple but so true! This is so great!
LightningForMyAllergies said...
Feb. 27, 2011 at 10:10 pm
It's so simple and honest. It's completely lovely, but it makes me want to cry :).
MichaelaMalefic said...
Feb. 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

one word


cheernband96 said...
Feb. 16, 2011 at 11:23 am
This poem is really amazing! The pale rose sunset line just brings the piece together beautifully.
mikaylaB said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 10:30 pm

this poem is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Chalaza said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm
This is amazing. I am more of a fiction story writer, and not much into poetry, but I can tell that this is one gorgeous piece of writing. Great job!
writingrox2 said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 7:07 pm
this is beautiful. i could never write something as amazing as this. plz plz PLZ read mi work and tell me how i could make them better!!
mcnwritingsoul said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm
love this poem!!! its fantastic!!!! read mine!!!
ashleyn said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm


p.s. check out my work?

WritingLoverForever said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 2:38 pm
So, um, I think I need to get a new lock for my diary? ;) haha, awesome poem.
AthenaBook said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 2:06 pm
Wow. That was amazing!!!! I really enjoyed the descriptions; great job!
M.E.R.H said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 10:28 am
This is amazing! The meaning & rhythm are a lot like the poems i write(:
rasberry_soccer said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 10:26 am
hey!! amazing poem!! I really felt as if someone had broken my heart when I read this... great sensual description. I absolutely loved it!!
anne.Brooke said...
Feb. 14, 2011 at 9:33 am
danibean11 said...
Feb. 10, 2011 at 2:46 pm
This was great! I really enjoyed the intense, sensual descriptions!
-daydreamer- said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 8:49 pm
I am absolutely in love with this poem!! It reminds me of my style of writing, except a lot better, lol! =)
Never_Say_Never said...
Feb. 9, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Holy Moly, that was Ah-mazing. You have a great talent!
smiles365 said...
Feb. 8, 2011 at 9:49 pm
The last two lines were the absolute best! The whole poem had a rhythm to it and it was probably the best I've read on this site so far!
Maracuja said...
Feb. 4, 2011 at 7:43 pm
Holy Moly. Absolutley stunning :)
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