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The Meaning of Love? MAG

November 8, 2008
By Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
Kiana Baker GOLD, Alto, Texas
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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 Sep. 26 2009 at 10:27 pm
messie.egghead SILVER, Fayetteville, Georgia
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this is amazing. beautiful. made me cry. you did a wonderful job!

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on Sep. 26 2009 at 8:38 pm

Beau. BRONZE said...
on Sep. 26 2009 at 8:20 pm
Beau. BRONZE, Mpls, Minnesota
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THis is beautiful! I adore it. (:

lilah said...
on Sep. 26 2009 at 8:05 pm
best poem i've read on here so far :)

on Sep. 26 2009 at 7:04 pm
NeverSayNever GOLD, Lumby, Other
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I love it, the words speak to me and the emotions are timeless

justbreathe said...
on Sep. 26 2009 at 6:09 pm
That's really good. :)

on Sep. 26 2009 at 2:44 pm
Tamara*Monta BRONZE, Warren, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
never regret sompthing that once made u smile

wow i love how the words seam to flow.... Great job

on Sep. 26 2009 at 1:46 pm
annkaykay2011 DIAMOND, Lansing, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"I am who I am, sorry, no changes."

absolutely breath taking! Beautiful & well written!

Ampersand GOLD said...
on Sep. 26 2009 at 1:14 pm
Ampersand GOLD, Mount Desert, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"RedVines! What the hell can't they do?"

That was great! Loved it.

on Sep. 26 2009 at 10:56 am
flawsversesperfection BRONZE, Bloomfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The world is an awful, ugly place not to have a best friend."~Sarah Dessen

I loved it. Beautifully written.

on Sep. 26 2009 at 10:07 am
BeckoningLovely GOLD, Wilmington, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
"I think our favorite quotes say more about us than the people we are quoting," John Green

That was beautiful! Very good! I loved it!

on Sep. 26 2009 at 8:14 am
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on Sep. 26 2009 at 7:52 am
AmnyR BRONZE, Clifton, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
To the world, you may be just one person, but to one person, you may be the whole world. ~unknown

wow, this was absolutly amazing. it flowed so beautifully, and sounded good. alot of the poems on this site i just like because of the meaning, but i loved everything about this!

Lindsey_O GOLD said...
on Sep. 26 2009 at 7:41 am
Lindsey_O GOLD, Marshfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
Words slide off the lead,
creating permanent marks;
writer's secret code.
~Lindsey O'Connell

That was amazing! I think I literally stopped breathing when i was reading that!! Absolutely, positively fantastic! and congrats on getting it published in the magazine! :]

Anblue SILVER said...
on Sep. 8 2009 at 2:31 pm
Anblue SILVER, Houston, Texas
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I love how, the rhymes aren't perfect alignments, yet still go together. All of my poems focus so much on rhyming. at least the ones I have on here.Your poetry is inspiring. It's beauty isn't all about perfection, and imperfection is the sign of a good author. keep writing

on Aug. 23 2009 at 9:47 pm
Joegirl2418 GOLD, Columbus, Ohio
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this is breathtaking, i can relate to every line. thank you so much.

on Aug. 19 2009 at 12:27 am
Jessicka BRONZE, Bradenton, Florida
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well done!:)

on Aug. 7 2009 at 10:46 pm
Vindictive_Love BRONZE, Abq, New Mexico
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Favorite Quote:
Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.
Michael Jordan

Whatever you do in life, will be insignificant, but it's very important that you do it.
Mahatma Ghandi

truly beautiful! so much emotion and thoughts come towards the reader. excellent vocab. i absolutely loved it! keep up the great work! read my poem breakdown and comment lol

on Aug. 7 2009 at 9:23 pm
Faithband3 BRONZE, Westbury, New York
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This piece is incredible. I.... I can't begin to explain how much I love it. Bring on the next masterpiece.

on Aug. 7 2009 at 8:24 pm
ElizabethW. DIAMOND, Oconto, Wisconsin
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I loved it! The metaphors paint such deep meaning, full of passion and brokeness. It's a little abstract, but in a very good way, that lets the reader interpret it and fill in the blanks with their own story.