The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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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.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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kmarie17 said...
Oct. 5, 2010 at 9:11 am

AMAZING! TRULY amazing! so beautiful & full of emotion! :) thanks for posting!

check out my work if u get time :)i would love to hear your opinion! (:


Jami... said...
Oct. 3, 2010 at 9:45 pm
OMG!! i love it!! this is like my new favorite on here!! awesome job!! keep it up :)
Toujours said...
Oct. 1, 2010 at 4:13 am
Lovely writing!  Your wording is fantastic; flowing, strong, I could go on and on!  I can relate to this poem so much!  Relationships never go as planned, do they?  As for the meaning of love, well, if someone hurts you, betrays you, decides you aren't enough; that isn't love. As for what it IS, I'm not sure anymore.
Yareli L. said...
Sept. 28, 2010 at 5:51 pm
i undrestand how you feel i use to feel the same...but im going to tell you something..FORGET THE PEOPLE IN THE PAST THERES A REASON WHY THEY DINT MAKE IT TO YOUR FUTURE :)  cheak some of my work,please??
summer rose123 replied...
Oct. 14, 2010 at 9:52 pm
I know what you mean!! when a guy breaks ur heart u dont want to let them go because you still love them..but u know you have to!!
rainsinger said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 7:51 pm
Wow. I absolutely love this! This was amazing!
Heartless911 replied...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 12:45 pm

That gilr must have her heart broken pretty bad i feel bad for her


steroids replied...
Oct. 2, 2010 at 9:59 am
i agree with you i know how bad it feels to be heart broken. the way this sounds her heart was broken into multiple pieces.
summer rose123 replied...
Oct. 14, 2010 at 9:54 pm
totally i know what ur sayin
Luckycharms said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 6:11 pm
wow this was .. wow :) check out my work pleeaassee :)
Jordyn said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm
this was amazing. keep on writing. i expect to see more
7Ariel7 said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 3:37 pm
WOW! i really enjoyed reading this peice. Great. Keep it up!
Amanda24 said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm
very beautiful !
skai675 said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm
I read your poem to my class and they said your poem was very creative and unique but could have went more into detail with the couple in love
moniquemagic replied...
Sept. 17, 2010 at 11:54 am
Thanks for your comment! I'm Kiana's mother.  I've only recently began reading her poetry and I'm not sure what to think.  It sounds beautiful to me of course......I'm her  Are you a poetry teacher?  If so, I would really appreciate your constructive critisizms of her poems.  It could help make her an even better writer.  Keep in mind that she wrote these poems when she was 13 and 14.  She's 15 now.  Thanks
Hope23 said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 10:09 am

Very Powerful, writting is a talent and a way to express feelings and emotions.. Never stop writing! 

Very well expressed! 

WickedPrincess said...
Sept. 13, 2010 at 7:37 am
Well written.
theMysteryPoet said...
Aug. 27, 2010 at 9:02 pm
I can relate to this poem so much. Thank you for writing it. Would you take a look at some of my work and let me know what you think?
jenniraffe said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm
Oh. My. God. This made me want to cry its so good. keep writing! (maybe you could check out my piece? so far i only have one.)
CommonSense7 said...
Aug. 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm
Did you actually experience this? It is so well writen, and very a very mature way of looking at love and being broken hearted. 
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