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December 19, 2008
By Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 26 comments

I’m writing you a letter.
It’s a secret; don’t tell.
Maybe it will be better
now that you cannot yell.
The same tears fill my eyes.
A lump grows in my throat.
I can’t help but cry
for the dear heart you broke.
My love, how you mangle
those you hold so dear.
I’m no longer entangled
and I see oh so clear.

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on May. 26 2015 at 11:45 am
AllSoPlayfulWhenYouDemonize BRONZE, Richmond, Virginia
3 articles 0 photos 228 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our passion is our strength."
-Billie Joe Armstrong

I love this! You are a really good writer!!!!!

on Apr. 23 2015 at 11:30 am
_Tennessee_Love_ BRONZE, Easley, South Carolina
1 article 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
¨the difference between promises and memories, is that we break promise and memories break us.¨

Brought me to you, and I feel the strong emotion here. Keep up the good work!

on Oct. 6 2014 at 4:23 pm
EmilytheBelleofA. DIAMOND, Athens, Georgia
81 articles 5 photos 1486 comments

Favorite Quote:
To love is to be vulnerable; Triumph is born out of struggle; We notice shadows most when they stand alone in the midst of overwhelming light.

This is powerful and beautiful and sad too. I hope you keep on writing. :) You're a amazing person. Thank you so much, for sharing this. :)

on Jan. 10 2012 at 8:35 pm
girlwithpower18 SILVER, Willard, Ohio
6 articles 1 photo 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
-Marilyn Monroe

I really enjoy your work because even with simple words you make a powerful meaning, very nice.

on Dec. 30 2011 at 5:34 pm
Pamplemousse SILVER, Gilbert, Arizona
7 articles 1 photo 69 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be happy, Don't do whatever you like, Like whatever you do" -James Barrie (author of Peter Pan)

Wow, this is so beautiful and powerful. I understand just how you feel

on Dec. 18 2011 at 9:57 am
fictitious-quandary GOLD, Orlando, Florida
18 articles 5 photos 83 comments

Favorite Quote:
Knowing is not enough; we must apply.
Willing is not enough; we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"
- Henry Ford

 I have read all of your work but this one is my favorite I really liked it. Keep writing. Great job.

on Nov. 26 2011 at 8:10 pm
RanaHewezi1998 SILVER, Ames, Iowa
5 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I've ended up where I needed to be."
-Douglas Adams

Great job! i can actually relate :)

Untamable said...
on Oct. 11 2011 at 2:59 pm
nice it doesn't just express how you feel but the reader can relate as well i like this peace

on Jul. 29 2011 at 3:40 pm
Kelli_2011 DIAMOND, Fillmore, California
88 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
this too shall pass

NICE seriously better than mine i have to say!

Soup44 BRONZE said...
on May. 14 2011 at 8:13 pm
Soup44 BRONZE, Big Timber, Montana
3 articles 9 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Good, Better, Best, Never let it rest till your Good is Better, and your Beter is Best.
Live life to the fullest!!!!!
Scars are like tattoo, but with better stories.

I Agree you are a fantastic writer!!!!

Slecc BRONZE said...
on Mar. 29 2011 at 4:42 pm
Slecc BRONZE, Toledo, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 1 comment
i love ur poems... ur an amazing writer!!

on Aug. 5 2010 at 9:14 am
JustYourAverageDork SILVER, Severna Park, Maryland
5 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Anyone can give up, it's the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, now that's true strength.

I really love this poem and how its short but you can get a lot out of it.

on Jul. 20 2010 at 12:16 pm
ms.long4eva SILVER, Des Moines, Iowa
8 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
If life gives you fabric, make a clothing line.

same i love jerk and this one as well. you're a very clever writer

on Jun. 16 2010 at 3:51 pm
hopelesssharpie BRONZE, Srghsfgjd, Virginia
4 articles 0 photos 107 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction must make sense." -Mark Twain.
"I'm not crazy, my reality is simply different than yours."
"I'd rather be hated for who I am than be loved for who I'm not."

o ym gosh, this poem is amzing, but thats not why im commenting, i mean all your poems are amazing and youve heard that so much, but you live in Clifton? Clifton, VA? I coulld't believe it! I live here to, I go to school just around the corner. I would love to know where it was you went to school  or work but im guessing your still in school.

on May. 30 2010 at 12:40 pm
LaughingGirl GOLD, Ocala, Florida
13 articles 0 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
Play the music not the instrument. -Author Unknown

This is my favorite of yours. Well, "Jerk" and this one is a tie. But I love them.

Escaped GOLD said...
on Apr. 14 2010 at 2:20 pm
Escaped GOLD, Litchfield, Illinois
19 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Lets go make daisy chains in the grass, but only if its 74 degrees or above. I would like to fall in love with you." (:

favorite of all your poems

on Apr. 11 2010 at 1:34 pm
Whisperer PLATINUM, O&#39Fallon, Illinois
24 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
I'd rather be hated for who i am, than loved for who I'm not~Anonymous

No individual has any right to come into and out of this world without leaving distinct and legit reasons for having passed through.~Anonymous

i really like this. it explains alot and i can kind of relate to it :) good work

Jtine BRONZE said...
on Mar. 3 2010 at 12:36 pm
Jtine BRONZE, Kalispell, Montana
4 articles 2 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
" This is your life, and it is your choice of how you make it."

this is a great poem! It shows a lot of love, and i just ah-bsolutely love it!

xoxo: Hrsegrl

on Feb. 26 2010 at 10:30 pm
kmpoetgirl7 PLATINUM, Phillips, Wisconsin
27 articles 0 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You must be in control of the authorship of your own destiny. The pen that writes your life story must be held in your own hand." Irene C. Kassorla

That's incredible. The emotion runs deep and i can relate to that really well. :) Great work. Comment on my stuff if you want

on Feb. 26 2010 at 10:31 am
blankpages12 BRONZE, Redding, Colorado
4 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes you put up walls not to keep people out but to see who cares enough to break them down."

wow...that is amazing are you talking about love like realtionship or just in genral...cause that reminds me so much of an abusive past family member i