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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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on Jun. 26 2010 at 11:47 am
livsinthecity SILVER, Toronto, Ontario
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Favorite Quote:
Love means never having to say you are sorry.
-Erich Segal (in Love Story)

i can totally relate to this.


Benzi BRONZE said...
on Jun. 7 2010 at 9:55 am
Benzi BRONZE, Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Love All and Trust A Few.

yeah I know what you mean when you give your heart and it's stepped on so many times. It's really painful to know that the one you gave your heart to can hurt you so much.

on Jun. 4 2010 at 11:03 pm
maybeshannon DIAMOND, Keller, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"you just can't recreate stupid." --jacobbbb
"i just saw the picture of epicness... M&M guitar!!" --kevin brown
"our love is so dumbbb" --sean kingston
"if perfect's what you're searchin' for then just stay the same" --bruno mars <333 =]

its beautifully written and says everything i wish i couldve said out loud to a boy that i knew.  keep writing this was great! =]

on Jun. 4 2010 at 6:51 pm
lostchild3617 BRONZE, Lithonia, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
I'm the only one that wakes up with me everyday so my opinion is the only one that matters~ Gabourey Sidibe (Precious)

i really like this. its sooooo inspiring and it reached me right where i was

on Jun. 4 2010 at 2:49 pm
ElenaSnapz PLATINUM, Western Springs, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
Writing is a passion from within, you can write about anything that your heart desires and nobody can tell you that it is wrong.

Loving somebody is like giving them a gun and hoping they don't pull the trigger

this is an inspiring poem mostly if you have gotten your heart broken by somebody before

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on Jun. 4 2010 at 1:37 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.

Me too. (:

Benzi BRONZE said...
on Jun. 4 2010 at 11:39 am
Benzi BRONZE, Long Pond, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Love All and Trust A Few.

This poems is very inspiring

on May. 24 2010 at 8:27 pm
Alcanno DIAMOND, Mexia, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"If you love life, don't waste time, for time is what life is
made up of."

-- Bruce Lee

Niiiice! This is really freeing and relatable and powerful. Check out my stuff?

smallfry GOLD said...
on May. 14 2010 at 11:37 am
smallfry GOLD, Eagan, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game

i like it a lot. i feel i can relate

on May. 13 2010 at 10:52 pm
baumshell DIAMOND, Burbank, California
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Favorite Quote:
"I was thinking how nothing lasts and what a shame that is."-Benjamin Button

the message is so great

on May. 13 2010 at 10:12 pm
Danielerr_Kidd SILVER, Fontana, California
6 articles 4 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to be over, it's about learning to dance in the rain."

this is something i can truely relate to, it beautiful(:

MadelynE. GOLD said...
on May. 13 2010 at 7:18 pm
MadelynE. GOLD, Arlington, Texas
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That was beautiful! :)

on May. 13 2010 at 6:58 pm
Egyptiangirl13 GOLD, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
\"either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. -Benjamin Franklin

\"If columbus would have turned back, no one would have blamed him. No one would have remembered him either.\"

\"If music be the food of love, play on.\"

wow this poem is awesome-great job!!!!

anime18 SILVER said...
on May. 13 2010 at 6:55 pm
anime18 SILVER, Brampton, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake.

now this is what i call essence the whole of this piece made me feel impowered

on May. 13 2010 at 6:41 pm
bkcrider92 GOLD, Roslyn Harbor, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.”

Amazing! I know exactly how this feels! Please check out my poems too i'd love your opinion =D

ktbug96 SILVER said...
on May. 13 2010 at 4:34 pm
ktbug96 SILVER, Jericho, New York
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Favorite Quote:
~Make a wish, it's up to you, find the strength inside, and watch your dreams come true, you don't need a shooting star, the magic's right there in your heart, close your eyes, believe, and make a wish~ (yes it's from a song :D)

this poem has so much flow (:

i really like it~keep it up!


*and if anybody can, please check out my story, ill do the same to you :D*

on May. 13 2010 at 4:07 pm
Muzic4MeAlwayz SILVER, Wilmington, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is a perfect bond of union."

Beautiful and original :)

on May. 13 2010 at 4:04 pm
Patience97 PLATINUM, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"People believe that if we really want to eliminate something, focus on that. How much sense does it make for us to give the particular problem all of the energy, as opposed to focusing on trust, love, living in abundance, education, or peace? -Un.

very relateable. sometimes i feel like i waste all my time being upset about things that never ever happen to me. great poem

on May. 13 2010 at 3:20 pm
Heavy-Thunder BRONZE, Shorewood, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything we see or seem is but a dream within a dream" - Edgar Allan Poe

This poem is so perfectfor what alot of people (including me) go through. Thanks for posting :)

Ashee97 said...
on May. 13 2010 at 2:57 pm
this is such a good piece! it brings back emotions and memoires, but i love poems like that! the inspiration is a sad expirence, but hey, weve all been there and can relate to this. really good job and i hope you will keep on writing more pieces. there is deffinatly emotion in this, which i love and i cant stress enough how good this is! great job, im proud of you :) even though i dont know you...lol. but amazing job! :)