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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 Apr. 21 2010 at 1:53 am
Lost4Ever SILVER, Patna, Other
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its beautiful...love it..

on Apr. 21 2010 at 12:06 am
coco_babe BRONZE, Dapto, Other
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this is an amazing and empowering peice :)

on Mar. 31 2010 at 5:37 pm
katielynn21 DIAMOND, Sierra Vista, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
live as if you'll die tomorrow, dream as if you'll live forever

I relate to this a lot. it's very well written. check out my work sometime.:)

on Mar. 30 2010 at 9:43 pm
raychell.faith GOLD, Somewhere You Left Your Heart, California
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Favorite Quote:
"You Risk Tears If You Let Yourself Be Tamed;" The Little Prince

this is wonderful because it's both empowering and soft, which is not an easy thing to do... to create a piece that shows emotion as well as strength beautiful... <3.

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on Mar. 30 2010 at 5:10 pm
Riley141 GOLD, Yale, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
" Always do right. This will gratifiy some people and astonish the rest." Mark Twain

I realy liked it...Keep writing.

on Mar. 30 2010 at 4:46 pm
decembersun14 PLATINUM, Winchester, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Life sucks. A lot. But you just have to keep on going. No matter what happens. You can never ever give up. You just have to roll with the punches, go with the flow, and always try your best to keep on going <3"

This was really deep. i love how you used that picture with it

on Mar. 30 2010 at 3:26 pm
DeleteThisAccount1480, Steyh, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
Live-Laugh-Love

this is absolutely amazing, keep up the good work =)

on Mar. 30 2010 at 2:43 pm
magic-esi PLATINUM, Hyde Park, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one."
"Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if only one remembers to turn on the light."

I love this poem! I wish I could give you constructive criticism but nothing I could say could make this poem better than it already is. It's very good and exceptionally inspirational.

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on Mar. 30 2010 at 2:33 pm
I LOV3 TI5 IT5 GR3AT

on Mar. 30 2010 at 2:18 pm
its good i like the meaning left in it

vchdeo GOLD said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 2:07 pm
vchdeo GOLD, Kansas City, Montana
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this isn't very poetic, but i love the organization of the words and the pain in the story

Kaleskat said...
on Mar. 30 2010 at 8:28 am
this is amazing! This describes how I have been feeling! Keep on writing! :) Your amazing at it.

Energy233 said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 9:02 pm
Energy233, Monroe, Florida
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This is great.

Rissy15 BRONZE said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 7:38 pm
Rissy15 BRONZE, Sikeston, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Smile now, Cry later"

Yes, absouloutley amazing! And it's alot how i write I love free verse. Check out mine. THANKS!

on Mar. 8 2010 at 5:46 pm
OpenEyes BRONZE, Kirkwood, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
I love the Night, With out the dark, we'd never see the stars

I love it its really good

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on Mar. 8 2010 at 5:27 pm
S1234 BRONZE, Pelham, New York
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Great work!! I can definitely relate to this, and so many other people can. Very well written!

Comment and rate my work if you get teh chance!

Anjo! SILVER said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 4:23 pm
Anjo! SILVER, Roseburg, Oregon
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YA!! this is sooo amazing, i love how you write. its kinda like how i write too. and this puts a smile on my face. Go woman! haha. keep writing, express those inner demons!

on Mar. 8 2010 at 3:45 pm
SilverCowgirl BRONZE, Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
I'm a woman of my convictions call me wrong call me right but I bring my better angels into every fight.

i loved this.. describes perfectly how i've felt lately

alaska686 said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 2:32 pm
alaska686, Ansonia, Connecticut
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hey i can relate and i really like it

on Mar. 8 2010 at 2:28 pm
kissingdarkness SILVER, Mill Creek, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
lets see............ be yourself

this great i feel like that right now