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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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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 :)
 
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
 
kdancer454 said...
Jul. 31, 2010 at 12:16 pm
This was really good and I really liked it!!
 
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.
 
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!! :)
 
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

 
laughter101 said...
Jul. 25, 2010 at 10:35 am
love this poem recited it for class asinment
 
pfvDAN69 said...
Jul. 23, 2010 at 3:56 pm
wow this is amazing. you're an amazing poet. check out some more of my other poems and critisize if you want
 
papermaster111 said...
Jul. 21, 2010 at 8:49 pm
I think you're an amazing poet.  This has everything I like in a poem.  I love it when poets can seemingly effortlessly rhyme, without it being seeming forced, as you do here.  I also love that you use very descriptive language, and it comes out beautifully.  This poem also has depth but isn't one of those poems that you have to read a million times to figure out what is being said.  Keep following your passion - a passionate poet makes for passionate poems!
 
SarahJumps said...
Jul. 19, 2010 at 10:41 am
so beautiful and truly touching
 
bullet.with.butterfly.wings said...
Jul. 15, 2010 at 12:47 am
uhm, i'm speachless...you are truly gifted
 
tianaxbiddy said...
Jul. 12, 2010 at 7:31 am
it is awsome..................... wen my work gets publishd on the sigte i was wondering if you could look @ it
 
Marissa L. said...
Jul. 11, 2010 at 9:12 pm
Beautiful.
 
amber93 replied...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 5:04 pm
i really enjoyed reading "the meaning of love". it really got me thinking which is something that you really want your readers to do. i hope i become as good as you in the near future. when i write i express all my feelings on paper it seems like its the only way i can get every single bit of my feelings out otherwise i am just a person who walks around with a mask on . i am showing people that i am such a happy person when really inside i am the most depressed person. so your articles and poems... (more »)
 
qekelly1 said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 9:56 pm
AWESOME.. OM good lol i loved it
 
MercedesXO said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 9:16 pm
this is beautiful, and cleverly smart. i really enjoyed it and you did a fantastic job. i recently joined the website and my work hasn't yet been accepted, but when it is id love for you to view it and see what you did. great job:)
 
lovetowriteandwatchTV said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 7:23 pm

wonderful, i certanintly love your writing, please continue

 

 
HereComesTheSun said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm
Loved it!  So descriptive and beautiful.  Keep it up!
 
soccerismylife said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 8:48 am
beautiful poem! really loved it, great job!
 
twilight_angel said...
Jul. 9, 2010 at 8:16 am
great poem : ) keep it up, you're amazing 
 
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