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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 Oct. 6 2012 at 4:41 pm
CreativeWriter2015 SILVER, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Be kind. Be smart. Be important." - The Help
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." -A Cinderella Story

i totally agree. this poem relates to me! :)   Advice: Continue to write

on Oct. 2 2012 at 10:35 am
Horus-Lupercal PLATINUM, Bartlesville, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
I reject your reality, and substitute my own. (Adam Savage)

I love this, please keep writing

on Sep. 30 2012 at 4:17 pm
SoullessHeart PLATINUM, New Hampton, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
Ƹ̴Ӂ̴Ʒ"I hope you make peace with your pain, and never lose your flames."

oh.my.god. that is all i can say about this. This is so amazing i became breathless. this is my favorite of all the things on this website right now. awesome awesome work. You keep writing! You are so amazing!

on Sep. 30 2012 at 1:32 am
how could it be when we share the same god in the whole world

on Sep. 23 2012 at 1:39 pm
TheLittleThings SILVER, Bronx, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"You're only given a little spark of madness, you mustn't lose it." Robin Williams

I really could relate to this and hope you follow your passion and become a famous writer. id read every peom or book you write. this is awesome . i enjyed reading this poem. <3.<

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on Sep. 16 2012 at 1:51 pm
_Optimistic, Place, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Its easy to be tough but its harder to be strong. . .

This is so beutifull. Thank you

sunshine dez said...
on Sep. 8 2012 at 3:08 pm
this was mind blowing because it's like you wrote what I'm going throut right now

on Aug. 30 2012 at 11:44 pm
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
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AMAZING. I put this into my favorites:) I love the hollow kisses...very well put. I would love to hear your feedback on my own poetry some time. I think you would appreciate it. Thank you so much for sharing!!!

hail97 said...
on Aug. 29 2012 at 9:58 pm
hail97, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

This peom is absolutely beautiful.  It's my definite favorite on this whole site.  I keep coming back to read it again and again and can still not get enough of it.  You are so talented!! Don't ever stop writing.

on Aug. 27 2012 at 6:46 pm
undiscoveredtruth GOLD, Etowah, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"If you shoot for the moon you'll always land among the stars."
"It happens"
"Yesterday is history, the future's a mystery, and today is a gift, that's why they call it the present."

This is really good. I read a lot of poetry, but this piece is one that I really connected with. It was as if it were descibing me exactly. Excellent work. Continue writing.

hails1997 said...
on Aug. 27 2012 at 5:18 pm
Beautiful!!

on Aug. 20 2012 at 4:42 pm
allaboutmylife PLATINUM, Miami, Florida
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i love this poem i read it over so many times i practically no it by heart!  

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on Aug. 19 2012 at 9:43 pm
At first I didn't really like the way the lines cut off, but now it sort of fits when saying it out loud and I enjoyed it more reading it a second time. Beautiful job, wonderful imagery and symbolism. Please keep writing!

on Aug. 18 2012 at 6:21 pm
imalwayswrite53 GOLD, Saltlake City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but what you don't realize is that what I said is not what I meant......

That brought a tear to my eye, it was beautiful :)

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on Aug. 17 2012 at 11:21 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

This is so wonderful!! So well written, I love it!!! <3

on Aug. 17 2012 at 6:27 pm
peacedream3r SILVER, Middletown, Pennsylvania
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Absolutely amazing and beautiful!

on Aug. 17 2012 at 7:10 am
Awizaleftyap GOLD, Jones Chapel, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
your weird is my normal my normal is your weird

I agree with Kylie-o

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on Jul. 26 2012 at 4:50 pm
so_joy SILVER, Navesink, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you want to see."

Absolutely beautiful! I loved the figurative language, and the way you ended the whole thing was just perfect.

Please read, rate, and comment on my poems! Thanks!


on Jul. 9 2012 at 3:38 pm
TMarie42 SILVER, Orland, California
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Favorite Quote:
Pulvis et umbra sumus.

Simply amazing.

on Jun. 27 2012 at 9:05 am
ChelleLynn SILVER, Cold Spring, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Life does not come with a remote. If I want to change something, I have to get up out of the chair and I have to change it myself.

This poem.... SO beautiful. Your figurative language is amazing! I love it!