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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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on May. 13 2011 at 9:45 pm
carilloony GOLD, Sterling, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"To love another person is to see the face of God."

I love love love this poem. Really amazing. My favorite line is "Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother’s child,". I don't know why but it's so pure and innocent and gives such nice imagery. :) Great job again!!

VanillaDee said...
on May. 13 2011 at 7:51 pm
VanillaDee, Dunedin, Other
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Favorite Quote:
We're all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?

If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything.

This is a beautiful poem, you have a lot of talent. My favourite bits are, "As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin," and "If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep,". I felt that the whole poem summed up your emotions perfectly.

featherssss said...
on May. 13 2011 at 3:05 pm
this is so beautiful, i can relate to this alot. very good poem

on May. 13 2011 at 3:02 pm
pinkypromise23 PLATINUM, Cranston, Rhode Island
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Favorite Quote:
i know that you believe you understand what you think i said, but im not sure you realize that what you heard is not what i meant.

wow...that is simply amazing...espically 'as hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin' amazing.

on May. 13 2011 at 8:31 am
dancergurl22 BRONZE, Grand Junction, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Love, like you can't get hurt
Dance, like no one's watching
Live, like there's no tomorrow

this poem is amazing! i LOVE IT!

on May. 13 2011 at 7:33 am
MirrorImage1403 SILVER, Harleysville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

This is really really good. I love the imagery and it can relate to a lot of people! If you could give me some critique, that would be awesome!

on Apr. 22 2011 at 10:47 am
kaleighmay GOLD, Troy, Michigan
13 articles 2 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'll be okay, I hope.

I can honestly truely relate to this piece. I absolutely love it!!!

tydykes BRONZE said...
on Apr. 21 2011 at 9:17 pm
tydykes BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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amazing . truly truly amazing

.Izzy. BRONZE said...
on Apr. 21 2011 at 9:10 pm
.Izzy. BRONZE, Broadview Heights, Ohio
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I can really relate to this. It was beautiful

n862 said...
on Apr. 21 2011 at 8:38 pm
That is possibly the best piece of poetry I have ever read

on Apr. 21 2011 at 7:53 pm
TheRunningPrincess, Columbus, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift"

Wow, I wish I could write like this.  I always thought I had some talent at poetry but now I know that I pretty much suck.

freeday15 GOLD said...
on Apr. 21 2011 at 7:44 pm
freeday15 GOLD, Paramus, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is Blind" i truly believe in this it is in all of my pieces, and if u read between the lines then u will find it there...

this is just overall an amazing poem. I thought about so many things with this poem. It was sad in its own way, but it was also happy in some of the lines.

on Apr. 21 2011 at 7:22 pm
Allister SILVER, Columbia, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Be the change you want to see in the world

this is so beautiful. great poem

on Apr. 21 2011 at 4:41 pm
AndySixxLover GOLD, Weatherford, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends and in there triumph die like fire and powder in witch their kiss consume

I love this omg your sooo good

on Apr. 21 2011 at 2:51 pm
Sunae140 BRONZE, Lavon, Texas
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this poem is amazing. i love it.

babe! said...
on Apr. 21 2011 at 1:17 pm
i loved his poem alot and ithink if you really read you will fall in love with it!!!!

on Apr. 21 2011 at 7:22 am
KaitlynMarie GOLD, Northborough, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"I finally understood what true love meant...love meant that you care for another person's happiness more than your own, no matter how painful the choices you face might be."
-Nicholas Sparks

honestly this is amazing <33 i love it! keep writing!

Savanne BRONZE said...
on Apr. 15 2011 at 5:59 pm
Savanne BRONZE, Colfax, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I was never going to amount to much anyway, but now, statistically speaking, there's a better chance that some part of me will go on to greatness somewhere in the world. I'd rather be partly great than entirely useless." ♥ -Unwind

This is one of the best poems i have ever read

on Apr. 15 2011 at 1:38 pm
alinaakahotmama BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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awwwwwww it is adorable make more exactly like this

 


on Apr. 13 2011 at 6:45 pm
bellebelle1997 BRONZE, Pensacola, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"I didn't fail the test, I just found 100 ways to do it wrong!"


-Benjamin Franklin

"Humans to ashes. Ashes to dust. It's all because in God we trust."


-Anonymous

No kidding!I wish I could write something like this!!! ;P