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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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brynnibooo said...
Nov. 27, 2011 at 7:49 pm
THIS IS BEAUTIFUL! don't change a thing! If you get the chance, could you please give me some feedback on my poem "Ode to my Jester"? I would really appreciate it! -Keep writing!
browneyedcat said...
Nov. 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm
Juzzybusta said...
Nov. 27, 2011 at 10:29 am
This is amazing! I love it! :D
Jeast10 said...
Nov. 26, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Oh my gosh. I had goose bumps the whole time I read this!
Alwayslonesome said...
Nov. 16, 2011 at 2:56 pm
wow i love this poem made me cry haha well keep writing :))
BieberLover16 said...
Nov. 7, 2011 at 11:03 am
its cute, I love it!!! :)
RedFeather said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 11:42 am
This is a beautiful, moving poem filled with passion and emotion. Definately one of my favs. Keep writing!
NeverStopRelating said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:53 am

If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep...

this is my favorite line. I know that I am one among many, but I absolutely adore your poetry. The rhythm and meaning gets me every time.


Darkumbrella said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:44 am
This is amazing, the whole way through was a feirce impact and had tons of emotion, great work
Dancingwriter said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:24 am
I love your description! Keep it up =)
MakaylaS. said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 10:09 am
this was an amazing poem! i loved every bit of it, and it was easy to relate to. keep up the amazing work <3
DavidSongz said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 9:54 am
this poem is amazing, the flows of words is a songwriter..but this poem is fantastic! keep up the good work, and  i hope to read some of your newest work soon!
aurorairis said...
Nov. 5, 2011 at 9:05 am

Very powerful, emotional, and realtable. Keep writing!

Please comment on some of my poems!

RachelleLovesIsabela said...
Nov. 3, 2011 at 3:26 am
This was a very beautiful peice of artwork my dear.
Kpalo14 said...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 9:01 pm
Highly emotional poem. I loved it
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 30, 2011 at 2:07 pm
This was amazing... truly breathtaking.
experienced replied...
Nov. 1, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Wow. This blew me away. So beautiful.
dancergurl22 said...
Oct. 28, 2011 at 12:27 pm
truely beautiful and an amazing job! even gave me a little bit of chills! :)
irishlass317 said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm
this is absolutely amazing!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!
Jasmine S. said...
Oct. 25, 2011 at 8:30 pm
Absolutely amazing... This poem is breathtaking, honestly. I love the flow of the words, and the rhyme scheme fits very well too! I can definitely feel the intense emotions behind this poem. Congrats and keep up the amazing work!! :)
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