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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 May. 19 2009 at 8:33 pm
hbwriter SILVER, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
It's time to trust my instincts, close my eyes, and leap!

great poem, keep up the good work! and, lisaD, I think love is found in the world, not in a book. Although I do love books.

on May. 12 2009 at 11:40 pm
i love this poem it is so true keep writing

lisaD said...
on Apr. 27 2009 at 3:37 pm

BrokenBeats said...
on Apr. 20 2009 at 2:25 am
I don't know how to tell you how AMAZING this poem is. It really hits me deep. I love it, I have meorized it and i love every line and every word and ITS JUST AMAZING!

on Apr. 8 2009 at 7:37 pm
LibbyGayle BRONZE, Halfway, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything happens for a reason..."

This is a very good poem! I wish I could write like you! Your lines are so upbeat and have rythym! It's very impressive! =]

on Apr. 8 2009 at 2:57 pm
E.L.W. PLATINUM, Glen Allen, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels.
The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes -
the ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules and they have no respect for the status quo.
They push the human race forward.

I love the lines "now chained and locked away" and "hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin". You use your words well. Excellent.

Ruthey GOLD said...
on Apr. 7 2009 at 10:50 pm
Ruthey GOLD, West Midlands, Other
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this is a great poem. i read the first line and was like, argh, no, it's going to be terrible! (no offence, but the first couple of lines could be improved. they're just kind of cliched) but then i read further on and it got better and better until by the end it was wonderful. bar the first couple of lines, it's fantastic. i love it!

on Apr. 4 2009 at 6:44 pm
Phoenix22 PLATINUM, Danbury, Connecticut
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Wow! That poem is amazing. It has such great meaning and ven power.

on Mar. 30 2009 at 4:58 pm
buba082294 BRONZE, Richmond, Indiana
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Amazing! very very weel written. i am very impressed. good job!

on Mar. 30 2009 at 11:28 am
Christina BRONZE, Clifton, Virginia
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This is absolutely spectacular. Such magnificent emotion!

mc said...
on Mar. 26 2009 at 3:57 pm
i loved melted my heart...made me cry inside!!!!! gohhhhhhhhh,,, i loved it so much...seriously never heard anything like it before

NDNQT said...
on Mar. 15 2009 at 11:15 pm
I just loved this poem.I like how it rhymed 2. By the way you know how you said there was a typo? well I like it better with the typo.

on Mar. 14 2009 at 4:29 am
hannahmichelle PLATINUM, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Passion doesn't look beyond the moment of its existence.

I really enjoyed this and found that it flowed easily together. Your words came from the heart, and while it wasn't dark and scary, it still expressed some sad heartedness.


on Mar. 13 2009 at 11:15 pm
I Love This Poem It Is So Beautiful.. You Should Really Beocme Famous Wrighter

on Mar. 12 2009 at 10:29 pm
psycholinzmeier GOLD, Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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wat a great poem. thts exactly how being heartbroken is felt

on Feb. 28 2009 at 10:55 pm
EternityBroken GOLD, Hooker, Oklahoma
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Favorite Quote:
It is impossible to love and be wise.

touching, inspiring, beautiful, ect... there are many words that can describe this poem. one word sticks out to me... WOW! i absolutely love it. so true and real. it's love through my eyes

on Feb. 25 2009 at 4:49 pm
SierraWilkerson SILVER, Old Hickory, Tennessee
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wow.. that was really touching and deep.yoou have beautiful ways of putting things, the things you write about reminds me of my own =). good job

Connor said...
on Feb. 23 2009 at 10:19 pm
Connor, Poulsbo, Washington
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I enjoy the way you used your words, your poet of your own kind and I would love to know how you write these poems. Oh one keep writing these i think you bring joy in those who've read this poem thank you. : )

on Feb. 23 2009 at 8:11 pm
Jaelatthedisco SILVER, Westland, Michigan
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This was absolutely beautiful. I admire your astonishing talent.

on Feb. 23 2009 at 2:56 am
this poem is really good,it flows nicly and it has some ryming in it which puts flair into it