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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 Oct. 14 2011 at 3:21 pm
ScreamVALERIEx3 BRONZE, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
live like your dieing :*

i Love it ;*

on Oct. 14 2011 at 11:40 am
ThatGirlOverthere BRONZE, LaLaland, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"We Must
bring our own light
to the darkness" by poet Charles Bukowski
- about prouving yourself... I'm on my way to accomplish that!

Hey there Kiana! I really really liked your poem!  :)   I meant to rate it with 5 stars, but I accidentally rated 4. Sorry!

 You know what, it's so funny I discovered your article - a poem about love - in the day I realised I could never work with the guy I'm into. Ironic, right? ahaha!

 Well, I just wanted to congratulate you! But I also lwould ove if you checked my poems (or sort of poems; they are very plain, but I just started to write poems a weeks ago. Also I can't dig my personal feelings that well!)


on Oct. 14 2011 at 9:31 am
Nicole-Leigh SILVER, Lawrencebrug, Indiana
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"Heart. Confidence. Desire." - Rion Best

Love Love Love Love Love Love. Great poem! Keep writing!

on Oct. 14 2011 at 2:38 am
musicisthegoodlife GOLD, Daegu, Other
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Beautifully written. The rhyming is truly amazing. Keep writing!

LuVr GuRl said...
on Oct. 11 2011 at 4:21 pm
You really define the meaning of love. I really respect that of you. Keep on writing.

LifeisLife said...
on Oct. 5 2011 at 10:07 pm
LifeisLife, New York, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it."--Mark Twain

This is truely a beautiful poem. I encourage you to keep writing!

on Sep. 22 2011 at 7:04 pm
MYescape BRONZE, Little Neck, New York
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Favorite Quote:
It's a simple concept we need to grasp quickly
Before we end up wishing we did something differently__x3 Travie mccoy<3

 ur last line is my favorite ever since iread this ive put it on quotes on my things <3 even thinking about getting broken wings tatted on my bak with that line

on Sep. 22 2011 at 11:14 am
krissynicole BRONZE, Brownwood, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Dream as youll live forever live as if youll die tomorrow

Can you say AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow that was really really good... I think you should follow your passion it will take you far in life that was great and i plan to read many more by you :D

on Sep. 22 2011 at 7:04 am
EmiliePhillippi GOLD, Holland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
1 Peter 3:15 

This is amazing! I give her the 1000001 thumbs up!

on Sep. 21 2011 at 8:14 am
KJAngelAuthor SILVER, Holland, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
With understanding comes wisdom.

I think anyone that read this would agree that we should all join together to give her at least a million thumbs up!!! It's amazing, and the picture your poem paints is beyond beautiful! Keep up the making of your masterpieces!!!

on Sep. 19 2011 at 8:19 pm
LovingTheHaters, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
my mind loves you but my heart doesnt
never say never because it will end up coming to reality
the same thing that makes you laugh will make you cry

i am sooooooooooo in love with this poem

gleek1234 GOLD said...
on Sep. 16 2011 at 1:27 pm
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
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You did let me go you left me broken and heartless, crying out for help, with no one to answer my calls-Shilpa Pierpont-Hale ( poem) Love hurts

Amazzing...... wow.... loved it

on Sep. 15 2011 at 10:04 am
AlwaysDanceInTheRain SILVER, Sidney, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
Everything happens for a reason.

All I can say is wow. This peom seems to flow effortlessly. There aren't any parts I think should be rewritten or tweaked; it is absolutely perfect the way it is! I've still got chills

on Sep. 14 2011 at 8:18 am
bieberisawesome, Wesfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
when life comes at you doge it with curiosity:)

not really i rated it only one star:(

on Sep. 14 2011 at 8:17 am
bieberisawesome, Wesfield, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
when life comes at you doge it with curiosity:)

okay i will gion there now:):):)

crazycatlady said...
on Sep. 13 2011 at 9:55 am
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo you can tell.<3

blooding said...
on Sep. 7 2011 at 11:56 pm
I agree with you Aide T., if you think about not all poems are happy. It doesn't mean they aren't good. This came from someones heart and if most people were mature (hint, hint) then they would be nice. NOT TOTAL JERKS!

Aide T. said...
on Sep. 6 2011 at 10:16 am
I'm so weird!

on Sep. 5 2011 at 11:47 am
Cameandgonesmarty ELITE, North Vancouver, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes; make sure it's worth watching."

I love this very much good job and congrats on getting it published!

Read my Work? I'd love to hear what you think!


on Sep. 1 2011 at 7:19 pm
Aide_Valeria_Torres_Pitalua, Carrollton, Texas
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Exactly thank you mjoyismyjoy, like you said I saw it differently and my intention was never to be mean nor negative about it (: 

Hermey: I never posted the "awkward" comment, someone might have gone through my computer will i wasnt in class. Ill make sure next time I log off though (: