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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 Mar. 8 2010 at 1:42 pm
This is REALLY good, I can totally relate to it, with my mother.. Sadly. Haha, I'll post some of mine up soon. (:

MVR 1995 said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 12:49 pm
I can relate to this poem

lilswtdrms said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 11:47 am
lilswtdrms, Christiana, Pennsylvania
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this poem is interesting. its a great way to express your self

marquis11 said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 10:24 am
marquis11, Houston, Texas
0 articles 4 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Go for it, even if it takes a lifetime.

Great job Lilyan! Congrats on having it published as well! :)

on Mar. 8 2010 at 9:07 am
alisha14 BRONZE, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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story of my life. sometimes you just gotta move on because they aren't worth it. there is always someone out there that will treat you better. great job :)

on Mar. 8 2010 at 9:05 am
HaxoRReiGn BRONZE, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania
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Nice Job keep up the good work

Katlyn BRONZE said...
on Mar. 8 2010 at 8:48 am
Katlyn BRONZE, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
1 article 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
" don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game "

Story of my life. 6 years wasted on a guy who never cared, I have so many insecurites now. Guys are dumb sometimes.

on Mar. 8 2010 at 8:40 am
mandi caldwell GOLD, Christana, Pennsylvania
10 articles 0 photos 50 comments
that was really good i enjoyed it....great job!

alli..g(: said...
on Feb. 23 2010 at 10:00 pm
alli..g(:, Visala, California
0 articles 1 photo 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
"love yourself"((:

this is great to read!!!espesially after a rather harsh break-up((: sometimes its best to just move on and show no fear!!!((:

on Feb. 17 2010 at 11:03 am
hollyhottell DIAMOND, Redding, California
54 articles 0 photos 65 comments

Favorite Quote:
poetry is a diary written out loud

this has deep meaning. it was really good. i can really really relate.. u should check out my stuff

jeanwolf GOLD said...
on Feb. 14 2010 at 5:44 pm
jeanwolf GOLD, Lodi, California
14 articles 11 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
Eternity is forever, falsehood is a never

this was really good and it really got to me.

take a look at some of my stuff please.

on Feb. 14 2010 at 11:05 am
PaRaNoRmAl627 GOLD, Mountainside, New Jersey
15 articles 0 photos 296 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Do what you want. If it's something you'll regret in the morning, sleep late."

it was simple, yet really meaningful. The basic idea was the same as any other, but somehow you managed to make it into something even more relateable. Thats just my opinion.

jessica said...
on Jan. 26 2010 at 8:20 pm
i know im just a teen and may not know nothing about love..but i do i least thats what i think. i had a long relationship with this guy and then he hurt me badly. i cried and was so deperate w/o him but i didnt want to humilate myself in front of him so i manage myself to get over him and guess what, i did

on Jan. 23 2010 at 9:12 pm
live.create16 GOLD, Dedham, Maine
11 articles 4 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott.

this is amazing!

on Jan. 23 2010 at 8:51 pm
sasssgirrrl22 PLATINUM, Pearl River, New York
27 articles 0 photos 266 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Giving up is not a part of my vocabulary."
"Don't let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game."
"Truth be told I miss ya, truth be told I'm lying."

luvvvvv it

on Jan. 23 2010 at 7:51 pm
MorningStar15 DIAMOND, Orange, Vermont
71 articles 2 photos 179 comments
wowzers lol i loved it ! :D

kheart SILVER said...
on Jan. 23 2010 at 7:33 pm
kheart SILVER, Union Grove, Wisconsin
9 articles 0 photos 25 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every second is countless. Every minute is different. When you came around." -kheart

Great! Beautiful! This poem reflects things in my life, Please check out my poems and rate and comment! Thanks and good job!

on Jan. 23 2010 at 7:22 pm
Frankincat BRONZE, Spokane, Washington
1 article 0 photos 4 comments
This is really cool :) good job!
http ://www.teenink .com /poetry/all/article/165268/Buildings/ could u read mine and tell me what you all think?

AveryG13 GOLD said...
on Jan. 23 2010 at 2:52 pm
AveryG13 GOLD, Dexter, Michigan
12 articles 1 photo 92 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best thing to do with the best things in life, is to give them up to those who have nothing."
- Ambrose Bierce

i didn't like it....i don't know why, it just didn't speak to me.

on Jan. 23 2010 at 12:20 pm
toxic.monkey SILVER, Tashkent, Other
6 articles 0 photos 210 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Homo homini lupus"

i simply love this