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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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Michaela M. said...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 9:39 pm
beautful the poem was flowing it felt like a natral current carring me in the direction of your thoughts.
maddyhatter said...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 1:14 pm
that was so beautful
peachybeech said...
Apr. 29, 2012 at 8:34 am

This is a beautiful poem! It's so simplistic, but says everything that needs to be said. Love it, great job!


Ziggy7789 said...
Apr. 7, 2012 at 9:51 pm

Funny how this is everything I've been thinking and failing to say :)


Absolutely beautiful, by the way. I love it.

ForeverChaney said...
Apr. 3, 2012 at 11:20 am
wow that is amazing... it makes me have hope in finding love again some day....
BeautyFromPain21 said...
Mar. 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm
Indilove said...
Mar. 27, 2012 at 8:01 am
this poem is truly amazing great work!!!!
otherpoet said...
Mar. 16, 2012 at 10:56 pm
My favorite part is the "as hollow kisses turn to dust," it's so powerful! Great job!
kyrireese said...
Mar. 16, 2012 at 12:28 pm
THIS IS GREAT! I love the imagery!
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White_Trash843 said...
Mar. 1, 2012 at 7:41 am
going on my favorites i love it!
stellabella21 said...
Feb. 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm
Incredible. Loved It.
22711 said...
Feb. 23, 2012 at 8:14 am
AMAZING poem<3 freKIN LOVE, deserves way more then just a 5
ZhadaMone said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 6:11 pm
You are so gifted. Love love love !
Kylie-o replied...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 8:16 pm
Oh my gosh I truly love this. It sums up your feelings in such a great way. Also it's very relatable :)
Michaela M. replied...
Feb. 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm
i agree with zhadamone
StarStrukk said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm
this poem is amazingly beautiful, and I LOVE it. Keep up the great work!
Michaela M. replied...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 4:20 pm
i have to agree with starstrukk this is amazing... i loved how you put all those feelings in to this poem
Daisysmile101 said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 1:01 pm
this poem is really good and amazing loved it and i got ur perpective on it.
Choosing2Live4Christ said...
Feb. 1, 2012 at 12:18 pm
I love it, you did an amazing job with rhyme scheme and rhythm!
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