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The Meaning of Love? MAG

November 8, 2008
By Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
12 articles 0 photos 2 comments

The beating of my broken heart, now chained and locked away,
I hear much louder, through the night, than words we never say.
As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin,
I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again.
Abandoned innocence, stripped away, discarded on the floor.
In the dirt, I bury hope that love leaves unlocked doors.
I am held, though never cherished, yet to be made whole.
My tears can wipe themselves away, but I must save my soul.
Bare feet, run, lead me home, where I am Mother’s child,
And toward the pale rose sunset for a pretty little while.
If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep,
Take me far away from love and tell me what it means.

The author's comments:
Writing is my passion … I hope you enjoy my poem!

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SamiD1 SILVER said...
on Nov. 12 2009 at 8:29 pm
SamiD1 SILVER, Nanuet, New York
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amazing :)

on Nov. 11 2009 at 1:44 pm BRONZE, Dell Rapids, South Dakota
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Favorite Quote:
"Live, Laugh, Love!" and "Peace, Love, and Happiness!"

I like the rhyming and rhythem in the poem. Good Poem!

floaton BRONZE said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 11:19 pm
floaton BRONZE, E. Setauket, New York
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honestly, this summerizes the way i feel. absolutley beautiful without being cliche. great job!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 9:29 pm
CaseyLeigh PLATINUM, Moraga, California
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Favorite Quote:
My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to.

beautiful <3

SamSam SILVER said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 9:23 pm
SamSam SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Take risks. if you win, you will be happy. if you lose, you will be wise.

Dont tell me the sky's the limit when there's footprints on the moon.

Live for the moments you can't put into words.

Wow I absolutely love this poem. I write a lot of poetry, and I know how difficult it can be. This is an amazing poem.

on Nov. 9 2009 at 9:22 pm
whisperingofdawn GOLD, Colorado City, Arizona
17 articles 12 photos 87 comments
wow! this is an amazing poem!

great rythm. deep meaning. keep writing. you'll make it big!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 8:54 pm
Awesome Poem. I really understand where your coming from.

on Nov. 9 2009 at 7:00 pm
bamboom212 PLATINUM, Chestnut Ridge, New York
23 articles 0 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The truth with a bad intent, is worse than any lie you can ever invent."
"You are smarter than you think. You are stronger than you look. You are braver than you feel."

I really like ur poem it's awesome. Very good descriptions. So many ppl cant understand the true meaning of love. U expressed ur understanding & feelings on it. I luv it!!! gr8 job!!

Rae2013 said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 6:02 pm
I understand the poem and enjoyed it a lot

AmberO SILVER said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 3:40 pm
AmberO SILVER, New Windsor, New York
7 articles 2 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never give up no matter what life throws at you.

It touch the part of my heart that i hid away

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bibaa said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 2:17 pm
Bibaa, London, Other
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Wow this is beautiful.

I hope one day i can write poems as lovely as this :)

on Nov. 9 2009 at 1:48 pm
KiNABABE SILVER, Lakewood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:


I've been asking the same question for awhile now

on Nov. 9 2009 at 1:25 pm
lauren_b SILVER, Flower Mound, Texas
5 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If you love something set it free, if their meant to be with you, they'll come back"

Really good poem..

on Nov. 9 2009 at 12:39 pm
KaraTaylor DIAMOND, Neptune, New Jersey
81 articles 17 photos 84 comments

Favorite Quote:
"life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments"

"experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."

"be as you wish to seem."

"it's better to be hated for what you are, than to be loved for what you are not."

i really enjoyed this. its really good

on Nov. 9 2009 at 11:27 am
Kgaines90 SILVER, Montgomery City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"No one is free, even the birds are chained to the sky". Bob Dylan

Very good poem. I really enjoyed reading it. Writing is also my passion. I'm majoring in Creative Writing. Great poem!!!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 11:26 am
This is a very good poem. I am a poem writer myself and your poem inspired me.

on Nov. 9 2009 at 10:37 am
pandaLICIOUS SILVER, Portland, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” -Audrey Hepburn

Good Job! Really touching! I loved the last two sentences.

on Nov. 9 2009 at 10:10 am
Sixteen PLATINUM, Jaipur, Other
20 articles 0 photos 73 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its not denial. I'm just very selective about the reality I accept. - Calvin

i dont really like hidden meanings...i like straight forward things....but your poem is really touched me..:)

<3inablender said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 9:23 am
i agree. that is a really good poem. i can see why you say writing is your passion.

Jazzzy517 said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 8:49 am
this is amazing!!! i can definately relate to this. and the metaphors, similies, nad figurative speech are awe inspiring!!!