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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 Mar. 18 2011 at 9:57 am
JesBabes BRONZE, Ridgewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
I'd Rather Hurt Than Feel Nothing At All....!

HONESTLY AMAZING!!!! you have a gift and writing is it.

on Mar. 17 2011 at 3:27 pm
HaleyDRog. GOLD, Easley, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on. -Robert Frost

WOW. Amazing! I loved this peice of work! You have so much talent and it really comes out in this poem. I really like the flow of ryhme. It really was incredible!

on Mar. 17 2011 at 3:20 pm
TheHangingGirl BRONZE, Winter Haven, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Poets utter great and wise things that they themselves can not comprehend."

I Absolutely love this beautiful writing. It made my heart lighter, yet made it feel its old sufferings. I could read it forever and ever!!!!!!!

on Mar. 15 2011 at 5:58 pm
Melissa Leddy, Saginaw, Michigan
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The way your words fit together is amazing, and I love how unique it is... A lot of poems use overused cliches and yours does not have that. 

on Mar. 8 2011 at 11:36 pm
Dragongal BRONZE, Reno, Nevada
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This poem is so beautiful and inspirational. It is simply amazing!

on Mar. 8 2011 at 10:46 pm
Atlantis PLATINUM, Naylor, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
Because we are all looking for the complete definition of love (Beau Sia)

I absolutely loved it(:

deannababyy said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 10:20 pm
i really really like this <3

on Mar. 8 2011 at 6:52 pm
dchsgurl2012 GOLD, Winterset, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
The good thing about music is that it can be the voice of what we feel inside especially when we are muted by the words in our hearts.

Simple yet meaningful, the best kind of poetry ♥

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on Mar. 8 2011 at 5:05 pm
chewy8 SILVER, Fall River, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain."



-Monica Parker

i really like this, it takes love and explains it in a beautiful and poetic way. keep it up!

on Mar. 8 2011 at 4:30 pm
StrangerOnTheStreet BRONZE, Ijamsville, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
life is whats happening when your not looking.

this is absolutely amazing.

Daria11 said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 2:07 pm
It was so awesum!!!!!!!!

Zoria said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 1:49 pm
Great (:

jellyboo said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 1:29 pm
i love this poem it is really tothing well keep writing on

naina said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 12:47 pm
hey dear love feels swt...with alot pain...i think love deeply relates with pain...

15wardz said...
on Mar. 8 2011 at 11:32 am
This really does show what love is

on Mar. 8 2011 at 9:55 am
Monkee63 SILVER, Independence, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"I want to feel my life while I'm in it"- Meryl Streep
"Live, Life Love"
"Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain, but you can't have a rainbow without a little rain."

I really love this! The way the words flow together...its so simple but so true! This is so great!

on Feb. 27 2011 at 10:10 pm
LightningForMyAllergies GOLD, White Bluff, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
When you look at me, you see only a fraction of my reflection, and my reflection shows only a fraction of me.

It's so simple and honest. It's completely lovely, but it makes me want to cry :).

on Feb. 26 2011 at 8:07 pm
MichaelaMalefic BRONZE, Ridgley, Maryland
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one word

.................deep


cheernband96 said...
on Feb. 16 2011 at 11:23 am
This poem is really amazing! The pale rose sunset line just brings the piece together beautifully.

on Feb. 14 2011 at 10:30 pm
mikaylaB BRONZE, Saint Louis, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
live your life, dont let others live it for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

this poem is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!