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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

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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Ians_Lover said...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 7:59 pm:
Love it!!! Very well written :D keep up the good work
 
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RometheTerrible said...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 12:15 pm:

I write something of the sort.

But this is very detailed. Very good job

 
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MadisonMarie said...
Aug. 4, 2010 at 6:27 pm:
Wow this was beautiful, it hurt to read because I felt like I was reading the pain. I can't wait to look at more by you!
 
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optimisticpessimist said...
Jul. 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm:
I could see every word! This is really good! Please check out my work. I appreciate it!
 
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everthought said...
Jul. 13, 2010 at 2:46 pm:
Loveeeeeee!
 
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mariahLynn This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jun. 14, 2010 at 4:15 pm:
you have an awesome talent... I do at times.. only when the words flow i can put them into writing. keep it up.. check out some of my work, thanks.
 
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sparkofheart said...
May 8, 2010 at 10:33 am:
sooooooo amazing! great imagery :) keep it up!
 
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hearbreaker2009 said...
Apr. 22, 2010 at 2:10 pm:
this is deep...i love it i really do.
 
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AddisonElizabeth said...
Apr. 14, 2010 at 10:20 am:
Oh my God. I absolutly LOVE this. amazingg.
 
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RoboCop said...
Apr. 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm:
your poem is amazing. it reminds me of all the tough tasks the heart takes on. also, how everyone can take another person's heart for granted and tear it apart.
 
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--DH-- said...
Apr. 2, 2010 at 1:20 pm:
It kinda sounds lik a emiemn rap. i like it alot. GREAT JOB!!! <333
 
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laaeira said...
Apr. 1, 2010 at 8:34 pm:
good job!It really touched me i loved it
 
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CrYiNg_eYeS said...
Mar. 15, 2010 at 8:19 am:
Your poem really made me see things in a different light, I love how you can take an emotion so complex and get it down into words. I'm a poet myself, but I can't write nearly as well. Do you have a myspace? I'd love to share some ideas with you.
 
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SaintJamesHallow This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 13, 2010 at 12:15 am:
Hey, I'd just like to thank everyone for all the feedback and support and to tell all of you that I'm trying to slowly work my way through in returning the favor. It's really because of all of you that I'm being published in the magazine so thank you so much. I unfortunately don't play an instrument, but I do try and sing. Hopefully sometime in the future I can find a band to gather up to play these songs but I'm not relying on being a rock star for my career. For n... (more »)
 
Rometheterrible replied...
Aug. 26, 2010 at 12:19 pm :
Depending on where you live, I'd start a band with you. I do vocals as well, but of course...depends on what genre would be played. Ha...But good job and keep it up.
 
Lenah replied...
Mar. 10, 2011 at 10:11 pm :
I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVVVVVVEEEEEE it!!! so amazing, it's so deep!
 
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little~miss~sunshine said...
Mar. 11, 2010 at 11:23 pm:
This is heart wrenching!!Don't get me wrong though I love it! Do you play an instrument? <3
 
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princessXcupcake said...
Mar. 9, 2010 at 1:05 pm:
I am so jealous! I wish I could write poetry like you can. I just dont have the great talent like you have. ♥
 
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ClockworkLightbulb said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 1:06 pm:
This is really good :D well done for getting in the magazine
 
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2britt13 said...
Mar. 8, 2010 at 11:43 am:
I thought it was very good. It says a lot about life.
 
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