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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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PalabrasHermosas said...
Nov. 19, 2010 at 12:03 pm
I love this poem. It is fantastic. I love the way you express your feelings. I love everything about this poem. Keep up the good work. : )
fbgrrl said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 9:52 pm
SideraCaeli said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 9:43 pm
Awesome meter. Really good job!
Wackykoala19 said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 8:57 pm
After reading this I realized how amateur my work is!
jessvente said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm
absolutely beautiful, such a play on words and imagery. <3
haleyrl said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 8:08 pm
I can relate to this poem right now so I almost cried while reading this. You did a great job. : )
ComeOnEileen said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm
"writing is my passion"... sure makes a good caption! hehe, stupid rhyming joke. but a lovely poem.
gagalover22 said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 4:42 pm
I love this!!!!!!!!!
Flora said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm
Amazing. Writing is my passion as well, it's just I'm not as good as you. Keep it up
Love_Is_Torture said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm
I read your Authors Note and I want you to know that writing is also a passion of mine ^_^ I have to say that I have felt this waymany times and I could relate to this poem no sweat :) Keep up the good work.
Ashleigh.WAOO said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Oh wow...this nearly moved me to tears. I can definatly relate to this poem...which is kinda sad. I always promised myself I wouldn't be 'that girl' that hurts and hurts and hurts over a break up. But I became this girl.

Thank you so much for sharing your passion with us...keep going(:

YankeeSwagg said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 9:14 am
I LOVE this poem (: please check out some of my work
kekerrs replied...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 12:23 pm
wow i love this poem especially love ones good poem
thatclarinetgirl said...
Nov. 18, 2010 at 8:36 am
follow your passion! Your good! Keep writting!
Breannasykexd said...
Nov. 15, 2010 at 3:26 pm
You're work is absolutely amazing. Your poem was the best I've ever read.
Jayme said...
Nov. 9, 2010 at 11:53 am
As you said about my article, this relates to my life completely. I can feel all the emotion and passion you put into you work. I love it :)
MRose911 said...
Nov. 8, 2010 at 9:40 pm
Holy cow. This is absolutely AMAZING! You truly have a gift! I must mark this as a favorite! Wow. Amazing!
kekdog replied...
Nov. 10, 2010 at 2:26 pm
This is supper good u really do have a special talent
nancyyy said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm
Love is a very interesting topic. One that everyone wants to understand. I like how the complexity of love is captured in the piece and it still remains relatable. The voice eases the reader into the emotions and kept me interested from beginning to end.
Braids said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 7:15 pm
this was wonderful. really i loved evry single word.
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