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I Take Back My Tears MAG

September 5, 2008
By Lilyan Howard BRONZE, Tallahasee, Florida
Lilyan Howard BRONZE, Tallahasee, Florida
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I take back my tears
the wasted years
I spent crying
for what never could happen

I take back my heart
my shattered heart
Up off the ground
and back in my arms

I take back my hope
wasted on you
and toss it aside
for it has no meaning now

Nothing you say
no words
no songs
can heal the bleeding wound
That you opened again and again

I walk a free woman
held by nothing of yours
and fly away free
as free as the wind



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x0x0xJ SILVER said...
on Aug. 9 2010 at 10:59 pm
x0x0xJ SILVER, Wood Dale, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Sometimes the thoughts in my head get bored and go for a stroll out through my mouth. This is rarely a good thing.

I love this so much!
I have poems I submitted if anyone wants to go and see them [:

kesha said...
on Aug. 9 2010 at 10:36 pm
kesha, Portsmouth, Virginia
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Keep writing! Because i love it

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:27 pm
live.laugh.write BRONZE, Orlando, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.” -Dr. Seuss

I loved this! :D

halls SILVER said...
on Aug. 9 2010 at 8:42 pm
halls SILVER, Harrison City, Pennsylvania
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HOLY AMAZING!!!!!!!

on Aug. 9 2010 at 4:48 pm
DiamondsIntheGrass GOLD, Martinsville, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
Worry is simply a misuse of the imagination.

amazing poem, but i thought the last stanza was a little bit... cliche.  mostly just the "free as the wind" part. the rest was awesome.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 1:39 pm
This poem is perfect. I love it. It reminds me of what happened between me and a guy. Exactly.

on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:50 am
Homskllet SILVER, Chicago, Illinois
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That was really good. I feel I can relate to some of what your are saying.

Camille Carr said...
on Aug. 9 2010 at 9:20 am
Camille Carr, Wilmington, North Carolina
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This is spectacular. You basically read my mind in plenty different places in my life. Keep writing ;you have a knack for it.

Renise said...
on Aug. 9 2010 at 5:31 am

 

I really liked this poem, really beatiful and captures alot of feeling.


on Aug. 3 2010 at 8:11 am
KelseyForLife SILVER, Moline, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Live Life to the fullest. <33

Fantastic. Keep writing. i want to see more!! :D

on Jul. 18 2010 at 9:49 pm
real_as_can_be101 PLATINUM, Mustang, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
You can love and hate, but which is more irrate? -unknown

I agree that it is a good poem, i just wish it was longer

on Jul. 18 2010 at 7:55 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.

Wow, this is really deep. I think this poem is absolutely beautiful, everything you said. I especially loved how you said, "I walk a free woman...as free as the wind." Great job on this. Could you check out some of my work? Thanks!

on Jul. 18 2010 at 5:20 pm
writerinfinity PLATINUM, Arlington, Texas
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good job, i liked it.

If anyone reads this would you please read my stories. I would read one of yours if u did. Thx, :))


shaniab SILVER said...
on Jul. 18 2010 at 3:32 pm
shaniab SILVER, Hawthorne, California
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Awesome that was great

on Jul. 18 2010 at 2:40 pm
crzybookworm BRONZE, Highland, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The only thing to fear is fear itself."

I think everyone can at one point in their life.

on Jul. 18 2010 at 2:38 pm
crzybookworm BRONZE, Highland, California
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Favorite Quote:
"The only thing to fear is fear itself."

LOVE IT!!!!!

MLStamp SILVER said...
on Jul. 18 2010 at 1:38 pm
MLStamp SILVER, Annandale, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Thats what we all are. Ameteurs. We don't live long enough to become anything else. -Charlie Chaplin

This is a beautiful poem! It is so deeply touching! great work, write more!

on Jun. 26 2010 at 9:17 pm
lilly_valley GOLD, Shiloh, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what your gonna get. :)

This is so awesome. It's everything I have ever felt and said to a guy put in one poem. I LOVE IT!!!!

on Jun. 26 2010 at 8:45 pm
ShenelleCrystal SILVER, M, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Laugh your heart out dance in the rain cherish the memories ignore the pain love + learn forget and forgive because remember you only have [one life to live] ♥

This poem was so so good ! Keep writing =]

Please come check out my work if uu have anytime (:


L.T.A SILVER said...
on Jun. 26 2010 at 5:45 pm
L.T.A SILVER, Hammond, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
All of the animals except for man know that the principle business of life is to enjoy it.-- Samuel Butler

That was an awesome poem; that was really powerful.