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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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mina123 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 22 2009 at 8:14 pm
mina123 BRONZE, Hasa, Minnesota
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it is realy good

Smiledman said...
on Feb. 22 2009 at 3:53 pm
Very good , but my english is very bad :) I'm from Germany :)

on Feb. 21 2009 at 11:41 pm
blondie101 SILVER, Las Vegas, Nevada
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holy crap...whoa. so good. i loved it! there are few poets who can write a rhyming poem and put so much emotion and meaning into it, and tie it together to create a symphony. this is truely a work of art. amazing work! please write more! :D

Leah:) said...
on Feb. 20 2009 at 9:40 pm
Very inspiring and clearly has meaning! There is so much passion and emotion underlying the simple words. . . Spectacular!

BetsieRoss said...
on Feb. 19 2009 at 2:13 pm
I really liked this poem. Over break we were assigned to write one more poem and I was stuck this gave me inspiration to do what I wanted. Keep up the great work:)

on Feb. 19 2009 at 12:29 am
hollybuckley GOLD, Buskirk, New York
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wow i loved this i can really relate to this keppp up the good work

giggles said...
on Feb. 18 2009 at 6:56 pm
wow i really liked dis. i feel da same way w/ u. same thing happen w/ me.

on Feb. 18 2009 at 12:53 am
jesusfreak21 BRONZE, Tulsa, Oklahoma
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this poem is sooo beautiful!!!!

logan love. said...
on Feb. 14 2009 at 9:38 pm
You've got a talent. Keep writing. This was beautiful

LinzyLove said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 8:01 pm
wow. this is a great poem, i can definetley relate.

yourmom said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 5:49 pm
i can really relate to this poem

EmoPoet666 said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 3:25 pm
I admire your work. It is fantastic and wonderful to read. You are an inspiration. Good Job!!

on Feb. 13 2009 at 1:53 pm
I love your choice of words and they way you put them together. I can tell writing is your passion and you are really great at it

SkaterGurl17 said...
on Feb. 11 2009 at 9:14 pm
i love it!

on Feb. 10 2009 at 10:45 pm
it's very touching and realistic. you have a real gift.

LaLa16 said...
on Feb. 10 2009 at 10:22 pm
Your poem was absolutely amazing,and very inspiring,I loved it with a passion!!!I write poems to kind of like this, but not nearly like you put it together...You have a great talent keep up the good work,I really loved your piece sooooo much!!!!^-^(keep writing youll take it somewhere)

sexybabe said...
on Feb. 9 2009 at 5:06 pm
yo,i luv this article........ it really came through to me and i luv poetry too......... seriously,u have a knack for writing.keep it up!!!!!

Julie. said...
on Feb. 8 2009 at 6:23 pm
"As hollow kisses turn to dust and fall against my skin,

I pray that I might find the strength to fall in love again."

My favorite part of your poem.

i could only aspire to be able to write my emotions down like you have here. Very good job! :)

on Feb. 5 2009 at 3:58 am
This really was amazing.

I am very impressed.

You have talent, my friend.

csr Iniquity said...
on Feb. 5 2009 at 1:08 am
this was amazing. keep up the wonderful work. love the ability to rhyme and flow