The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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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annkaykay2011 said...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 1:46 pm
absolutely breath taking! Beautiful & well written!
poemgirl55 said...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 1:14 pm
That was great! Loved it.
flawsversesperfection said...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 10:56 am
I loved it. Beautifully written.
Elsa K. said...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 10:07 am
That was beautiful! Very good! I loved it!
jenx0x3 said...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 8:14 am
AmnyR said...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 7:52 am
wow, this was absolutly amazing. it flowed so beautifully, and sounded good. alot of the poems on this site i just like because of the meaning, but i loved everything about this!
lindsey_O said...
Sept. 26, 2009 at 7:41 am
That was amazing! I think I literally stopped breathing when i was reading that!! Absolutely, positively fantastic! and congrats on getting it published in the magazine! :]
Anblue said...
Sept. 8, 2009 at 2:31 pm
I love how, the rhymes aren't perfect alignments, yet still go together. All of my poems focus so much on rhyming. at least the ones I have on here.Your poetry is inspiring. It's beauty isn't all about perfection, and imperfection is the sign of a good author. keep writing
Joegirl2418 said...
Aug. 23, 2009 at 9:47 pm
this is breathtaking, i can relate to every line. thank you so much.
Jessicka said...
Aug. 19, 2009 at 12:27 am
well done!:)
~blackrose~ said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm
truly beautiful! so much emotion and thoughts come towards the reader. excellent vocab. i absolutely loved it! keep up the great work! read my poem breakdown and comment lol
Chanel G. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm
This piece is incredible. I.... I can't begin to explain how much I love it. Bring on the next masterpiece.
ElizabethW. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm
I loved it! The metaphors paint such deep meaning, full of passion and brokeness. It's a little abstract, but in a very good way, that lets the reader interpret it and fill in the blanks with their own story.
jordann_lil_guh said...
Jul. 21, 2009 at 3:49 pm
This is beautifully written. Absolutely amazing.
Alyssa S. said...
Jul. 16, 2009 at 6:13 am
This is a very nice poem. I have one a bit similar you should check it out. It's called Negative Love
musicqt327 said...
Jul. 10, 2009 at 3:08 am
WOW! thats a rly rly amazing poem!! it was sooo wonderful and i can definately relate to it.
SexiAngel said...
Jul. 7, 2009 at 3:26 am
i really enjoyed this poem, i can really understand the concept of it and i can definitely relate to this poem. plz check out some of my poems and tell me wat u think.
Chrissy_L said...
Jul. 6, 2009 at 1:35 am
Stunning! This is absolutely fanatastic, you have no idea how jealous I am of your talents!
fivefiveoheight This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 8:14 pm
I love this, the emotion in this is raw and beautiful. Keep writing you have an amazing talent.
nessa_1121 said...
Jul. 5, 2009 at 5:16 pm
i loved this i cna really relate nice job :)
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