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The Meaning of Love? MAG

November 8, 2008
By Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
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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.

The author's comments:
Writing is my passion … I hope you enjoy my poem!

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Samhradh GOLD said...
on Jul. 24 2022 at 11:50 am
Samhradh GOLD, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Dá fhada an lá tagann an tráthnóna.

(No matter how long the day, evening comes)

Wow. This is truly incredible. I love the imagery!

on Jan. 28 2022 at 9:58 pm
ILiveToRead PLATINUM, Wailuku, Hawaii
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So thought invoking and inspirational, it leads one to imagine leaving ones troubles for a dream, away from the pain of love. For love is such a curious unknown, fickle thing it is, so confusing it stands to reason why one may still ask, "what is love?"

on Apr. 3 2021 at 10:06 pm
living-dead-girl-666 PLATINUM, Coffeyville, Kansas
27 articles 1 photo 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
The roses are wilted
The violets are dead
The demons run circles
Round and round inside my head

Wow, I really liked this poem

Maddie265 said...
on Oct. 15 2020 at 8:35 am
Maddie265, Ewing, New Jersey
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This was a short poem, with rhyming and I liked that. It's very beautiful and has a soothing tone to it. I also loved the last line of the poem!

on Jan. 5 2018 at 9:55 pm
skematt PLATINUM, Shanghai, Other
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This is so heartfelt! I can relate!

really is an amazing poem

Fantastic poem

on Nov. 28 2017 at 3:25 pm
spongebob2107, Baytown, Texas
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follow me on Instagram @ptx_fabixn_:)

olala said...
on Nov. 28 2017 at 3:21 pm
olala, Baytown, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
I love me

I'm sure your to young to be this instrested in "love"!

amazing.I loved your poem.

on Sep. 25 2017 at 12:17 pm
100JEFFREY BRONZE, Willamsport, PA, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
i succ

hello do u kno a thing

on Sep. 17 2017 at 6:26 pm
maeve15 PLATINUM, Brooklyn, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde

Wow, this really is an amazing poem

b00kw0rm4 GOLD said...
on Dec. 8 2016 at 1:36 pm
b00kw0rm4 GOLD, Sacramento, California
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Favorite Quote:
Be who you wanna be..... don't let people's opinion control the best of you.

This is very soothing. It's really beautiful that represent love.

TheWisp GOLD said...
on Dec. 5 2016 at 9:44 am
TheWisp GOLD, Belvidere, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"The un-examined life is not worth living"

Definitely deserves to be #1.

on May. 21 2016 at 12:36 pm
taymmarie BRONZE, Bradenton, Florida
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This is beautiful!

SaraKarim GOLD said...
on Mar. 29 2016 at 1:35 am
SaraKarim GOLD, Washington DC, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Very concise, yet incredibly truthful!

on Dec. 22 2015 at 8:58 am
ZJcancel BRONZE, Catesville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
''I will love you for forever and a day ''

this made me cry i know exactly how you feel its crazy it's like its speaking too me.

on Oct. 16 2015 at 5:34 pm
landpearl BRONZE, Shallotte, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Now I will believe that there are unicorns."
-The Tempest

This isn't a limerick. But it's still great!

on Sep. 21 2015 at 1:06 pm
EdgarAllanPoe, Montrose, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

that's what happens when you don't love with a loves that's more than love. you noob.

on Aug. 9 2015 at 12:04 pm
futurista12 ELITE, Far Rockaway, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"And though she be but little, she is fierce."- Shakespeare

This is a beautiful poem.. you're really talented