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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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Chalaza SILVER said...
on Feb. 14 2011 at 8:45 pm
Chalaza SILVER, Woodstock, New York
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"I lived to write, and wrote to live." ~Samuel Rogers

This is amazing. I am more of a fiction story writer, and not much into poetry, but I can tell that this is one gorgeous piece of writing. Great job!

on Feb. 14 2011 at 7:07 pm
writingrox2 GOLD, Rolling Meadows, Illinois
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Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll still land among the stars.

this is beautiful. i could never write something as amazing as this. plz plz PLZ read mi work and tell me how i could make them better!!

on Feb. 14 2011 at 3:09 pm
mcnwritingsoul SILVER, Fairfield, Connecticut
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"They can't scare me, if I scare them first." -Lady Gaga
"I remember watching the mascara tears flood the ivories and I thought, "It's OK to be sad." I've been trained to love my darkness." -Lady Gaga

love this poem!!! its fantastic!!!! read mine!!!

on Feb. 14 2011 at 3:02 pm
ashleyn PLATINUM, Zeeland, Michigan
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"Don't take life to seriously, nobody makes it out alive anyways"-Unknown


p.s. check out my work?

on Feb. 14 2011 at 2:38 pm
WritingLoverForever PLATINUM, Bowling Green, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
It's not about success; it's about significance.

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

So, um, I think I need to get a new lock for my diary? ;) haha, awesome poem.

on Feb. 14 2011 at 2:06 pm
AthenaBook SILVER, Arlington, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
You should not live the way the world asks, but the way that you ask of yourself.

Wow. That was amazing!!!! I really enjoyed the descriptions; great job!

M.E.R.H BRONZE said...
on Feb. 14 2011 at 10:28 am
M.E.R.H BRONZE, Fairview, Texas
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This is amazing! The meaning & rhythm are a lot like the poems i write(:

on Feb. 14 2011 at 10:26 am
Priyanka_A SILVER, San Marcos, California
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"If there's something you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it."

hey!! amazing poem!! I really felt as if someone had broken my heart when I read this... great sensual description. I absolutely loved it!!

anne.Brooke said...
on Feb. 14 2011 at 9:33 am
anne.Brooke, Mumbai, Other
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I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I'm not.
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on Feb. 10 2011 at 2:46 pm
danibean11 BRONZE, North Las Vegas, Nevada
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This was great! I really enjoyed the intense, sensual descriptions!

on Feb. 9 2011 at 8:49 pm
-daydreamer- SILVER, Smyrna, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Carpe.... Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary." ---Robin Williams, "Dead Poets Society"

I am absolutely in love with this poem!! It reminds me of my style of writing, except a lot better, lol! =)

on Feb. 9 2011 at 6:51 pm
Never_Say_Never BRONZE, Boise, Idaho
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"Cash is as good as money"-Yogi Berra

Holy Moly, that was Ah-mazing. You have a great talent!

Abby96 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 8 2011 at 9:49 pm
Abby96 BRONZE, Leesburg, Virginia
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The last two lines were the absolute best! The whole poem had a rhythm to it and it was probably the best I've read on this site so far!

on Feb. 4 2011 at 7:43 pm
Maracuja BRONZE, Vancouver, Other
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Holy Moly. Absolutley stunning :)

on Feb. 2 2011 at 1:20 pm
LittleMidnight PLATINUM, Glendale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
Life is but a book just waiting to be filled, you make your own story

This poem was amazing, I love it!!!!!!!!!!

on Jan. 28 2011 at 7:39 am
the_recreational_spirit GOLD, Halifax, Other
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Favorite Quote:
look at life with every angle
because the angle that you miss could be the one that changes your life

i really like this poem  it containes alot of the truth that people cant prepare you for

on Jan. 28 2011 at 7:38 am
the_recreational_spirit GOLD, Halifax, Other
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Favorite Quote:
look at life with every angle
because the angle that you miss could be the one that changes your life

yes true love is seldome found. but what happens when people find true love is that they don't see it therefor  true love often becomes unnoticed.

you only see it when it's too late

on Jan. 26 2011 at 2:46 pm
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"Never say Never"


on Jan. 23 2011 at 9:34 pm
theMidnightSonnet BRONZE, Colton, California
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"How happy is the blameless vestal's lot
The world forgetting by the world forgot
Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind
Each pray'r accepted, and each wish resign'd"

This is undoubtedly amazing. I wish I could write like this. One of the best I have read on here. The last two lines were appluase worthy. You are so so talented.

on Jan. 23 2011 at 7:53 pm
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