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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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jenniraffe said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm:
Oh. My. God. This made me want to cry its so good. keep writing! (maybe you could check out my piece? so far i only have one.)
 
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CommonSense7 said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm:
Did you actually experience this? It is so well writen, and very a very mature way of looking at love and being broken hearted. 
 
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booknerd said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 2:26 pm:
This was totally awesome. I loved the rythym! Beautiful!
 
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becky4 said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 12:05 pm:
very enlightening. I understand completly
 
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TeriMichelle said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 11:01 am:
Beautiful! I loved it!
 
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ElijahN said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 10:28 am:
I love the flow in this, real and imaginary at the same time
 
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magzzie said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 1:16 am:
amazing. beautiful. i love it.
 
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Marlyre This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 10, 2010 at 6:43 pm:
wow, what spurred this piece? you have some great lines, read some of mine?
 
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Whylime said...
Aug. 9, 2010 at 3:04 pm:
you're a poet and you didnt know it (:
 
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ClareT5 said...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 8:23 pm:
Wow.  Very powerful images about the disillusionment of first loves.  I especially like the line "In the dirt, I bury hope that love leaves unlocked doors."  Your diction is amazing!
 
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bbygurl21 said...
Aug. 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm:
this is real amazing and great i want to write something this good some day
 
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sajciesann said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 11:55 pm:
This was amazing. excellent imagery. It was truly inspiring. <3 Could you check out my poem in the forums? "I cry myself to sweet slumber"
 
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ApolloReign said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 10:48 pm:
Oh my goodness! That was so terribly wonderful! I applaude you, dear poet. :D
 
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annika_katryn said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 7:35 pm:
your passion for writing shines through in this, and it touched me deeply to read it. thank you :)
 
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janette93 said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm:
i really like this poem. its a great way to depict love and heartbreak. please tell me if you like some of my stuff
 
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kdancer454 said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 12:16 pm:
This was really good and I really liked it!!
 
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2kool4u said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 11:48 am:
this peice was amzin and definitley spoke me. You will go far with stuff like this, i look forward to reading more of your stuff. keep up the good work.
 
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cdemi12 said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 10:09 am:
Whoa! This really hit me. Vivid imagery and strong emotion. This poem is among the best!! :)
 
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Whisperer said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 8:54 am:

this is really good! i love all the imagery and it really makes you think. keep writing! you're great :)

read mine if you like

 
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laughter101 said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 10:35 am:
love this poem recited it for class asinment
 
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