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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 May. 13 2010 at 2:18 pm
StormyxD SILVER, Winter Park, Florida
5 articles 0 photos 44 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Late at night my mind would come alive with voices and stories and friends as dear to me as any in the real world. I gave myself up to it, longing for transformation." - Jo March, Little Women

I love this, totally empowering. We've all been there before.

on May. 13 2010 at 2:17 pm
MeganAnne PLATINUM, Niskayuna, New York
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Favorite Quote:
All my life I've looked at words as if I were seeing them for the first time. ~Ernest Hemingway

This was so amazing, and almost brought me to tears.

great job, keep writing.


Angel4u SILVER said...
on May. 13 2010 at 10:55 am
Angel4u SILVER, Woodbridge, Virginia
9 articles 2 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Cowards Die Many Times Before Their Death ; But The Valiants Never Taste of Death but Once".
"One's Heart Can Be Broken,but One's Faith Can Recover".
"Well Done Is Better Than Well Said".

nice job... we all somehow relate to that .....

on May. 13 2010 at 10:45 am
Gothic_Ballerina BRONZE, Lewistown, Montana
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Favorite Quote:
Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with with your self esteem.
Kurt Cobain

This was well writen, good job ^.*

-Storm. said...
on May. 13 2010 at 9:37 am
-Storm., Houston, Texas
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I can relate. Love it.

on Apr. 27 2010 at 10:18 am
Literalist17 SILVER, Monte Vista, Colorado
7 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Tact is, of course, only for those who lack the wit to possess sarcasm"

I really liked this one, The inspiration for the poem is a terrible thing, but it was very well written. nice job :) I could totally relate

on Apr. 21 2010 at 10:51 pm
GreenLover SILVER, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
Time is but a number

that was really nice it liked it. would you mind taking a look at my poem "my child, my son" thanx :)

on Apr. 21 2010 at 10:24 pm
QmamaDiva BRONZE, Aurora, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best."
— Marilyn Monroe

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

Simple but touching, showing heart and things that people can relate to. you did what others only attempted

on Apr. 21 2010 at 8:47 pm
Night_Walker GOLD, Salt Lake, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

I absolutely love it!  That is the best poem I've ever read. 

on Apr. 21 2010 at 8:41 pm
HaleyLynn101 SILVER, Leander, Texas
9 articles 1 photo 3 comments

Favorite Quote:
Lyrics are the words to our hearts, that we are simply to afraid to speak.

You have no idea how long i have been waiting for someone to finally put my thoughts out there, that is exactly how i am beginning to feel. I LOVE IT!

on Apr. 21 2010 at 6:21 pm
EllaMcFarley BRONZE, Madison, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
"See ya later, Herc, it's been a real slice." -Megera from Hercules (my avatar!)
"I can't turn left!" -Zoolander
"Someone get these mother f***ing snakes off this mother f***ing plane!" -Samuel L. Jackson in Snakes On a Plane (funniest movie ever)

GOOD JOB. <3 i love it!!

on Apr. 21 2010 at 1:54 pm
That was really beautiful. i loved that poem soooooo much. U did an AMAZING job writing it. Good job :D

on Apr. 21 2010 at 12:52 pm
SunShineSparkle BRONZE, Orange, California
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Favorite Quote:
System of A Down - MIND"you need the ones you love and love the ones that you need", HYPNOTIZE"Mesmerize the simple minded Propaganda leaves us blinded", SAD STATUE"What is in us that turns a deaf ear to the cries of human suffering"

dude, this is trully deep, beautifly written and gives the feel of true sorrow. i very much like it.

on Apr. 21 2010 at 11:12 am
only1life BRONZE, Tripoli, Other
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ur poem is so heart_felt. I loved it. Keep it up!

R.S.RICKS GOLD said...
on Apr. 21 2010 at 11:01 am
R.S.RICKS GOLD, Rokdale, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
death and life the same but in diffrent forms so why try to change something you have no control over.

the way your words mean something as if someone really hurt you is amazing how tears filled my eyes as i read it was! well wow

Emmalee SILVER said...
on Apr. 21 2010 at 8:40 am
Emmalee SILVER, Rayville, Louisiana
9 articles 14 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans. - John Lennon

Wonderful. :)

on Apr. 21 2010 at 8:09 am
invisible13 GOLD, Gobles, Michigan
14 articles 0 photos 56 comments

Favorite Quote:
there is nothing so common as the wish to be remarkable

i dont usually pick faves but this is definitely one of them. could you possibly look at some of mine?

 


kdiddy. BRONZE said...
on Apr. 21 2010 at 7:52 am
kdiddy. BRONZE, Hinton, West Virginia
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I absolutely love this poem(: good job!

on Apr. 21 2010 at 5:50 am
Dunkelheitstieg BRONZE, Baldwin, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"The poet ranks far below the painter in the representation of visible things, and far below the musician in that of invisible things. Why does the eye see a thing more clearly in dreams than the imagination when awake?,"Leonardo da Vinci.

I love this poem, it's heavy.........:) Could you maybe look at poems and comment? Peace:)

toflyaway said...
on Apr. 21 2010 at 2:36 am
toflyaway, Melbourne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"You're Bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are" -Alice In Wonderland (2010)

This piece is so beautifully written.