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Blackened Hearts This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

when i was young
i believed my heart was shaped
just the way they portrayed it
on the television
and it was painted red
like a brick house

but lately i've learned
it's been sprayed black
from the bruises it's taken
it's shaken
i was mistaken
you make it pulse at times
but without you it's dead
without the beat it used to have
the chains have held it down
from falling out of my chest
it can't hold on any longer
it's dead and blackened
from your disgusting way
of loving me

mayday mayday
i'm going down
i was shot with an arrow
the engine has failed
i'm burning! burning …
someone explain
the pain
it's a shame
to have to ask you
to tell me the truth
do you love me?

was it fate?
is this a joke?
am i a fool?
for loving you?
am i doomed?
why can't you answer me?
i haven't even sewed your lips shut
to stop the lies
not yet
so answer me!

lately i've learned
it's been sprayed black
from the bruises it's taken
it's shaken
i was mistaken
you make it pulse at times
but without you it's dead
without the beat it used to have
the chains have held it down
from falling out of my chest
it can't hold on any longer
it's dead and blackened
from your disgusting way
of loving me

love me
kill me
just shoot me
i'm burning in your eyes
throw me the gasoline!
watch me burn!

lately i've learned
it's been sprayed black
from the bruises it's taken
it's shaken
i was mistaken
you make it pulse at times
but without you it's dead
without the beat it used to have
the chains have held it down
from falling out of my chest
it can't hold on any longer
it's dead and blackened
from your disgusting way
of loving me

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SamanthaWThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Jul. 15, 2013 at 8:17 pm:
I love this. I wish more songs had meaningful lyrics like this. You're an amazing writer. Keep it up :)
 
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Emme498 said...
Jul. 2, 2013 at 2:43 pm:
WOW.. this is my third time reading this,whenever i read it i can hear the beat and rythm. you so should make a recording, truly amazing
 
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DreamingOfNirvana said...
Feb. 6, 2013 at 11:54 pm:
WHOA. Just... WHOA.
 
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jettabugThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 28, 2012 at 3:07 pm:
This is amazing. Your writing makes my songs look soo bad. Keep up the amazing work!
 
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taybuggyThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Sept. 20, 2012 at 7:51 am:
A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!
 
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princessovirgos said...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 7:30 pm:
wow... you have serious talent
 
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Kimberly_W said...
Jan. 14, 2012 at 7:21 pm:
i loved it it had heart and thought put into it, i could image the picture and hear the sound great job...ever make it a song i would love to hear it
 
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lane882009 said...
Dec. 4, 2011 at 10:02 pm:

I loved it! I could imagine the heart with the chains on it, and set up like a brick wall. I think you have talent! (:

I could also feel the tension, it was like I was almost there. And this whole comment is coming from a music junkie!

 
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undone said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 5:04 pm:
I Love it!! :)
 
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steph95 said...
Dec. 1, 2011 at 12:37 pm:
AMAZING :D I LOVED IT
 
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emilybwrites said...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm:
wow i could really feel this! fabulous! could you check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and comment/rate it? i love receiving feedback from fellow writers
 
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luvkittehz8P This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Aug. 5, 2011 at 9:12 pm:
This is beautiful. It's not encoded, or put too bluntly, but in a way that I can actually tell what you're saying, and I like that. =) The lyrics are powerful
 
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Hope13 said...
Jun. 30, 2011 at 5:02 pm:
This is reallygood! I can really hear this being sung. If you worked on the rythm a little it would be even better. Good work!
 
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hello-im-a-koala said...
Apr. 15, 2011 at 1:35 pm:
This is really raw and I can tell you really mean what you're saying. It brought tears to my eyes.
 
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summermarrie said...
Apr. 5, 2011 at 4:22 pm:
omgg iloved it i noe hoe u feel i went through it buh u jus have to move onn.... like my sis told me "u have to kiss all da frogs before u cn gt ur prince!"
 
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e@gles16 said...
Feb. 5, 2011 at 9:10 am:

kooolllll?

 

 
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ISoMe said...
Jan. 29, 2011 at 6:33 pm:
OMG! this is so totally good. Its amazing how well of a writer you are. Please keep writing. I love it!
 
selenafan#1 replied...
Feb. 1, 2011 at 4:34 am :
wow this is really good and really deep u definitley hav a soul!
 
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purplechoc said...
Dec. 1, 2010 at 5:31 pm:
i am really loving your work its emotive and polished but it lets the rawness of the topic shine through
 
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Phantom_Girl This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 31, 2010 at 6:21 am:
Excellent. The theme is a little overused, but the rhyme scheme is great and I love the emotion behind it.
 
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