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The Meaning of Love? MAG

November 8, 2008
By Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 2 comments

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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TAR11 SILVER said...
on Jul. 14 2011 at 8:43 pm
TAR11 SILVER, Allison Park, Pennsylvania
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Very cool.  I'd appreciate you checking out my work From the Hilltop and Anonymous' Inferno. 

on Jul. 14 2011 at 11:55 am
NEVER_Perfect SILVER, Brooklyn, New York
6 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Is What It Is"

This is very deep and inspiring, once upon a time i cuhd relate to these feelinqs..

But take it frm meh - dont ever qive up on love. Beautiful poem

on Jul. 14 2011 at 11:25 am
rosaposa BRONZE, Orono, Minnesota
3 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Slow down, this night's a perfect shade of dark blue" Jack's Mannequin

whoa... this was absolutely inspiring. so great, loved it! great work! 

on Jul. 10 2011 at 12:31 am
Princess2011 BRONZE, New Delhi, Other
2 articles 3 photos 29 comments
with 606 comments..and the fact that this poem was published in the magazine.. i really dont have much to say..however  i am compelled to use one word to describe this poem and that is-- TOUCHING..:)

on Jul. 9 2011 at 9:47 am
Danealle SILVER, Wheeling, Illinois
7 articles 0 photos 119 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anything is possible with a smile and goal in mind.

wow! this is amazing!!! Great job! 

dreamerz said...
on Jul. 6 2011 at 9:59 pm

I feel the same way right now... :/ I love this, great job. 

Please check out my work? My actual screen name is ElleNicole and my poem is Change, which I would say is at least worth looking at. =) Thanks so much if you do and sorry for advertising on this lovely poem. I need a ton more feedback, good or bad... whatever! I'd just love for some people to really tell me what they think. 

Mars5 said...
on Jun. 26 2011 at 8:36 pm
Mars5, Muskego, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Your friends are there when your family isn't.

I really liked the truth in this poem. You've already been told a hundred times how good you are so there's no point in me saying it too. You just communicated your idea with proper word choice really well.

on Jun. 26 2011 at 4:21 pm
Danielerr_Kidd SILVER, Fontana, California
6 articles 4 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to be over, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

this is truely amazing<3(:

Mariam.J GOLD said...
on Jun. 26 2011 at 6:33 am
Mariam.J GOLD, Dubai, Other
16 articles 0 photos 72 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't have many favourite quotes , though I do love the truth that 'change is constant .'
For you , a thousand times over - Hassan , The Kite Runner
If you want to leave footprints in the sands of time , don't drag your feet - Rudyard Kipling

Absolutely, breathtakingly, beautiful <3' :')

on Jun. 23 2011 at 8:53 pm
Scribbler-of-Dreams PLATINUM, Brandon, Florida
23 articles 0 photos 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love isn't everything we want, but it's everything we need....

Breath, beautiful. <3 

faerest BRONZE said...
on Jun. 21 2011 at 5:48 pm
faerest BRONZE, St Paul, Minnesota
3 articles 0 photos 17 comments
"If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep, Take me far away from love and tell what it means" This line just got to me... It came to me at full speed and just blew my breath away as the saying goes X3

on Jun. 20 2011 at 4:22 pm
hailey.prainito SILVER, Snellville, Georgia
5 articles 2 photos 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
"walk through life color blind" -Lindsey Saa
"A brave man is not he who does not fear, but he who concors fear" -Nelson Mandela

Tear wiper. Absolutly beautiful.

FictonFan101 said...
on Jun. 10 2011 at 8:18 pm
FictonFan101, Austin, Arkansas
0 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world."

that was really gud!

on Jun. 4 2011 at 9:37 pm
thankfate SILVER, HELLO WISCONSIN!!!, Wisconsin
9 articles 9 photos 18 comments
I love this. It's about the loss of innocence, and mostly we see the bittersweet sides, but this is the mostly bitter side. Brava.

on Jun. 4 2011 at 8:26 am

heart felt and amazing!!


Afra- SILVER said...
on Jun. 4 2011 at 7:18 am
Afra- SILVER, Colombo, Other
8 articles 0 photos 47 comments

Favorite Quote:
Even when the sun sets the moon will rise.

This is so beautiful. 

on Jun. 3 2011 at 8:55 am
Remembertoforget, Foxboro, Massachusetts
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Hey I'm doing a report for english class on poets, and I've decieded to do you as my person, although I was wondering if by any chance you could possibly email me at AEgirl1824 so that I could hopefully get some more information on you and your writing styles. Your work is wondeful, and it really insires me. My name is alex by the way, I'm a sophmore in high school. Hopefully this doesnt sound too creepy, but i really would appreciate an email if you have time. Thanks alot, Alex :)

J.P. said...
on May. 19 2011 at 2:39 pm
This reminds me of a quote that I'm working on right now

on May. 13 2011 at 10:56 pm
KevinB.C. BRONZE, Rialto, California
3 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It is better to dare mighty things, to win great triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." -Theodore Roosevelt

Creative imagination at its bloom. I absolutely adore this poem; I feel as though this applies to every human being in a strange, beautiful metaphysical sense, and I deeply sympathize with the central idea of the poem. Well done Kiana, well done!

on May. 13 2011 at 9:59 pm
andie_64 SILVER, Rio Rico, Arizona
5 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"That Love is all there is,
Is all we know of love"- Emily Dickinson

Very rich in the fluency of heartbreak and love. Creative imagery "and toward the pale rose sunset...". Well done, in my opinion :)