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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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Lonleydandy said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 8:35 pm:
Congrats on making it into the magazine :D
 
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PoetOfNyx16 said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 1:39 pm:
wow, i always knew it was something about sequim that produced great poets. thats my home town!! great poem ST. James
 
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bmmseb said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:37 am:
great poem idk hw you cn reit sumfin dat good i wish i could write sufin dat pimpin ha great poem i luvvv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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bmmseb said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:35 am:
great poem itz amazin idk hw you could reie sumfin dat good i luvvvvvvv it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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BMMSVJ said...
Mar. 2, 2010 at 9:31 am:
I LOVE THIS POEM IT SHOWS HOW ONE PERSON COULD CHANGE THE HEART OF ANOTHER !!!
 
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rebeldiamond1313kd said...
Jan. 26, 2010 at 4:36 pm:
Wow this is very good. I marked it as one of my favourites.
 
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A. Nono, Miss said...
Jan. 21, 2010 at 5:15 pm:
thank you, (that is really good)
 
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chelseajanae13 said...
Nov. 16, 2009 at 12:37 am:
Wow brother, you have a way with words. I love you Stevo!
 
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Titan12339 said...
Oct. 3, 2009 at 11:57 am:
I like it, great theme and choice of words. But they need to add a genre for the songs, if i read it i make it sound klike a rock song almost, but what if you had thought of it more as a slow saong, just a thought
but nonetheless good would love to read more
 
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mladdissa said...
Sept. 30, 2009 at 1:23 pm:
We think that you should make the begining more interesting. But still it's good!
 
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lovingbutcaring said...
Sept. 29, 2009 at 10:34 pm:
Very powerful. I feel related to it but can't find the words to describe it. It takes you by storm with emotional feelings you've felt before but have never realized you had. Great Job.
 
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