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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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on Nov. 9 2009 at 8:00 am
xxjosiexx143 SILVER, Lexington Twp., Maine
9 articles 6 photos 23 comments
This is a REALLY good poem! One of the best I've read on here. Keep up the good work! =]

Emmalee SILVER said...
on Nov. 9 2009 at 7:54 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

This is fantastic. :)

on Nov. 9 2009 at 7:50 am
ariwrites94 GOLD, Deltona, Florida
17 articles 4 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"At the touch of love everyone becomes a poet." ---Plato

Wonderful job!!!! you are a talented writer and keep up the good work! if u have time please check out my poem called "Sensitive Am I" and rate and leave a comment. Thanks and keep writing!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 6:46 am
that was beautiful!

on Nov. 9 2009 at 6:40 am

on Nov. 9 2009 at 12:06 am

this is such an (!!)AWESOME(!!)peom!!

i love it!!

INnaturegirl said...
on Nov. 5 2009 at 8:48 pm
this is beautiful!!!!!!!!! i <3 the last 2 lines!!!!!

Aleece GOLD said...
on Nov. 4 2009 at 2:39 pm
Aleece GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
10 articles 1 photo 40 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I'm not random, I just have many thoughts!"

Wow....wmat inspired you to write this poem? It's so good!

Lostinbooks said...
on Oct. 18 2009 at 10:34 pm
Lostinbooks, Arcadia, California
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Not technically a limerick...but very very beautiful all the same!

GlitterFox said...
on Oct. 18 2009 at 8:45 pm
Wow, you already have 120 comments. Hope you're not sick of them yet! This is a beautiful poem, positively dripping with emotion. I especially love the fourth line; it hits home for me, and probably the vast majority of the 120 people who are groveling at your feet right now. Some of the lines are shaky, but if you clear them up, you can have a powerful punch of a poem. I'll try to help: "I am held, though never cherished, yet to be made whole" seems to contradict itself not once, but twice. Not sure what you could do here, but I stumbled over it. Also: "And toward the pale rose sunset for a pretty little while" is technically flawless, but you use a lot of little words. Maybe use longer, more vivid adjectives instead of the dinky ones. One last thing: I love the concept of the last two lines, but I think it's weakened by the half-rhyme. The rest of the poem (with the exception of lines 9 and 10) has perfect rhyme, and I think you should continue with that pattern.

Keep writing! You have a lot going for you.

a.(L) SILVER said...
on Oct. 18 2009 at 2:58 pm
5 articles 0 photos 4 comments

Favorite Quote:
. . . So take too many pictures, laugh too much and love like you've never been hurt, because every 60 seconds you spend upset, is a minute of happiness you will never get back. ( L )

xoxo, a.(L)

So AMAZING ! True talent right here. Love this poem :D.

on Oct. 18 2009 at 10:06 am
elvinchangling55 SILVER, Malverne, New York
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beautiful!!! its so full of true, raw emotions!! keep it up!!

on Oct. 18 2009 at 9:47 am
tennisislovee34 GOLD, Sterling Heights, Michigan
15 articles 3 photos 91 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Every moment of your life, you're writing. Even in your dreams, you're writing. When you walk the halls in this school you meet various people and you write furiously in your head." -Frank McCourt

Oh my! :O I really really really like it! Like oh my God! It's amazing!

on Oct. 18 2009 at 9:35 am
SilverAngel SILVER, West Carollton, Ohio
8 articles 0 photos 63 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is an open book, we take the journey until the end." ~Me

AMAZING! My Fave Poem ever, I'm adding it to my fave list!

on Oct. 18 2009 at 8:05 am
Gabrielle SILVER, Galesburg, Illinois
8 articles 2 photos 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"To be nobody but myself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting." -E.E Cummings

Absolutely beautiful.

seapenguin said...
on Oct. 18 2009 at 2:24 am
seapenguin, Healdsburg, California
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Favorite Quote:
I'm a super hero, but with no powers or motivation.

Brilliant. That's all I gotta say.

on Oct. 18 2009 at 12:37 am
Wow...this really speaks to me. About a year ago I kind of fell for the wrong guy...still love him though. Thank you for taking the time to write something so beautiful.

on Oct. 15 2009 at 12:12 am
simplephon BRONZE, Olathe, Kansas
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wow! great poem d(^o^)b

on Oct. 9 2009 at 10:47 am
this was awesome....Great job with the rhyming

on Oct. 2 2009 at 11:22 pm
writersheart DIAMOND, B., California
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that was absolutely amazing.