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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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Tomboy GOLD said...
on Dec. 14 2011 at 9:07 am
Tomboy GOLD, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
13 articles 0 photos 23 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The human heart had hidden treasures; in secret kept; in silence sealed; the thoughts; the hopes; the dreams; the pleasures; whose charms were broken if revealed" - Charlotte Bronte

i. love. this!

Fia-fia BRONZE said...
on Dec. 6 2011 at 7:44 pm
Fia-fia BRONZE, Bethesda, Maryland
4 articles 1 photo 157 comments

I love this! Love it Love it Love it!!!!!!! it is truly amazing, with a sense of purpose, and a connection to so many people. I like the "free woman" part! It is an inspirational poem! Thank you!!!!



RoseAnn GOLD said...
on Dec. 6 2011 at 7:27 pm
RoseAnn GOLD, Eagle Grove, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
A good friend will hold your hand. A best friend will hold your hand through the good. A true friend will hold your hand through it all.

I think that this poem is brilliant! Keep writing!

on Dec. 6 2011 at 5:45 pm
snazzyshades BRONZE, Big Bend, Wisconsin
2 articles 0 photos 6 comments

Favorite Quote:
"live life like there's no tomorrow"

i absolutley love this poem  many girls can relate to this 

on Dec. 6 2011 at 3:30 pm
Behind-The-Illusion GOLD, Glenns Ferry, Idaho
19 articles 12 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You only live once, so what do you have to loose."

I think a lot of girls could relate to this with learning to accept their first heartbreak. Very simple, and sweet. I love it :)

on Dec. 6 2011 at 3:21 pm
megz_lover BRONZE, Perris, California
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I can relate to that poem

ninja17 SILVER said...
on Dec. 6 2011 at 2:36 pm
ninja17 SILVER, Las Cruces, New Mexico
6 articles 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Sometimes we tend to be in despair when the person we love leaves us, but the truth is, it's not our loss, but theirs, for they left the only person who wouldn't give up on them."

I can relate to this poem. Fantastic :)

on Dec. 6 2011 at 1:51 pm
MarleyRainbow PLATINUM, Valles MInes, Missouri
40 articles 0 photos 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
one good thing about music is, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

This poem was good but it was dull it need energy and something else but I can't quite get it off the tip of my tongue.

Emerson BRONZE said...
on Dec. 6 2011 at 6:26 am
Emerson BRONZE, Fort Mill, South Carolina
4 articles 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you wanna live big, Do it"

Really Good. you'll be a good writer some day

on Nov. 14 2011 at 11:57 pm
naimy_renee97 BRONZE, Anchorage, Alaska
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Yes! I totally agree!

on Nov. 14 2011 at 8:58 pm
Undefeated101 BRONZE, White Cloud, Kansas
1 article 1 photo 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everyone is different, that means they have more stories for the world to hear"
"God never would put anything on you that you couldn't handle"
"Everyone needs a break from reality."
"You can't run my life, only I can run it"

I absolutly love this!

JuneTaz said...
on Nov. 14 2011 at 8:19 pm
I understand Maria Hollis is being honest with you, but she's kind of wrong. I agree with the tons of people who compare with Christina Perri's Jar Of Hearts song, and at the same time, it's a poem that describes how a girl just wants to forget about that someone. I love the title, and the picture made me laugh! Four stars

on Nov. 14 2011 at 8:13 pm
mariahollis GOLD, Plainsboro, New Jersey
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I... am not that impressed. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad poem, and I am inclined to be especially critical of love poems. I just don't feel that it's particularly creative or beautiful. It's very simplistic, which can be a good thing, but it's also quite cliched and full of empty-seeming bits of melodrama. None of your spirit or unique experiences shine through. This poem could have been written by any girl in the world (which does make it "relatable", I suppose) and the language is, quite frankly, dull. There's no imagery or figurative language that is truly striking or really captures the essence of your emotions. So while I don't think this is a bad poem, I do think it is quite unremarkable and unworthy of publication or praise. I advise you to keep writing because obviously you have talent on some level, and I encourage you to try and bring that out. However, I think this particular piece is decidedly mediocre.

on Nov. 14 2011 at 7:05 pm
wish it rhymed, it would add more flow to the words if it did

on Nov. 14 2011 at 4:30 pm
JonathanVondrasek DIAMOND, Oak Park, Illinois
58 articles 7 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:

I really like this, I connect it to myself and others. Hopfully one day we will all thrive, and find a better future.

on Nov. 14 2011 at 3:19 pm
teresa221 BRONZE, Maywood, New Jersey
2 articles 0 photos 5 comments
This is really well written, and captures the spirit of freedom, independence, and strength. Great job!! =)

MMorton said...
on Nov. 14 2011 at 3:03 pm
MMorton, N/A, North Carolina
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Its beautiful. Like few of the things I write, you have made something truly beautiful from ugly feelings. Applause. :}

on Nov. 14 2011 at 1:13 pm
AshleyHannah GOLD, Jacksonville, North Carolina
12 articles 0 photos 5 comments

Favorite Quote:
Life is too deep for words-
so don't try to describe it

I really enjoyed this! So relatable, short, sweet, to the point. Truly amazing!

on Nov. 14 2011 at 11:21 am
Raven_Rayne SILVER, Efland, North Carolina
6 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
if you want something you have never had do something you have never done

WOW thats AWESOME!!! (: very relatable


on Nov. 14 2011 at 11:21 am
illosionist GOLD, St.helen, Michigan
19 articles 0 photos 22 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I don't listen to Genres of music; i listen to good artist." -forgot xD
" Passion is My Motivation" -Me

I like it, i will admit it could use some editting or revisiting, but i really love it...it words ring true.