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Take my Heart and Break It

October 11, 2009
By jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
jennee21_ann GOLD, Helper, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't gain the world and lose your soul....wisdom is better than silver or gold."

"You can always close a book, but you can never close the mind of a writer."

Take my broken heart,
and rip it from my chest.
Steal away my soul,
and finally put me to rest.

I dreamt about you day and night,
and I wanted you to be mine.
You watched me in my hardest days,
and sometimes you watched me shine.

Every time I saw you,
my heart would skip a beat.
Every time you said my name,
I would spring out of my seat.

I loved you with my heart and soul.
I loved you year after year.
But something always kept us apart:
our confusion, our chances, our fear.

But now there is no hope for us,
we are doomed to be apart.
Maybe I won't feel the pain
if you completely break my heart.

The author's comments:
Most of the time relationships grow from the innocence of a best friend. This is my poem explaining how it feels to realize that. This is also to express the awful truth when you discover that you can never be together.

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daisy1107 said...
on May. 2 at 3:00 pm
daisy1107, Stem, North Carolina
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daisy1107 said...
on May. 2 at 2:59 pm
daisy1107, Stem, North Carolina
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This is so amazing! It truly spoke to me in ways I didn't know possible. I had no clue anyone else suffered the way I did. This is one of the best pieces of writing I have ever read. Brava!!

on May. 15 2023 at 2:52 pm
noorn234 BRONZE, Houston, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
" Winners focus on winning, Losers focus on winners " - Eric Thomas

You are truly an amazing poet. This was so Inspiring and I really hope you're okay!

915351 said...
on Mar. 1 2022 at 4:45 pm
915351, El Paso, Texas
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I like this sonnet it's very relatable to many people and it's a topic that intrigues people.
I think the first sentence could use some help because a lot of people describe a broken heart as a million broken pieces I don't think it goes so well with tearing out of someone's chest.

on Aug. 25 2021 at 10:12 am
LovelyUnknown SILVER, Lexington, South Carolina
8 articles 1 photo 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I think there must be a place inside of us where dreams go and wait their turn" - Sue Monk Kidd

Why do I read things that hurt? ;-;

But seriously, I love this a lot.

on Apr. 27 2021 at 9:58 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

@epic_bird2021 thats how i feel often when im reading. actually, most of my experiences andcultural nowladge is from realistic fiction books.(cuz that's not sad) that's also how I feel when I write(seririosly, I'm not depressed! or sucicidal! I'm not!)

on Apr. 27 2021 at 2:41 pm
epic_bird2021, Plano, Texas
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Man, I have yet to experience something like this, but this poem gets the sorrow and pain across so well that I can almost feel what this is like. I feel bad for the people that have gone through this.

Robert214 GOLD said...
on Jan. 25 2020 at 8:14 pm
Robert214 GOLD, Guangzhou, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Make the best of what is within our power, and take the rest as it occurs. -Epictetus

This is fantastic! I can relate with it!

on May. 20 2019 at 12:14 am
_mia_piper_ BRONZE, Cabbage Tree Creek, Other
1 article 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
I have outlasted all desire
My dreams and I have grown apart
My grief is left entire
The gleanings of an empty heart

The storms of ruthless desperation
Have struck my flowery gnarland numb
I live in lonely desperation
And wonder when my end will come

That is absolutely beautiful and hits the feeling perfectly

on Jan. 24 2019 at 12:02 pm
alongmore1 SILVER, East Carbon, Utah
7 articles 1 photo 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
"Just because I laugh everyday doesn't mean life is easy, Just because I have a smile on my face doesn't mean that somethings not bothering me. I just choose to move on with the negative instead of dwelling on the past."

This is a true piece. Many people can link with the poem. I truly enjoy it.

nicoleg6 said...
on Jan. 24 2019 at 9:12 am
nicoleg6, New City, New York
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Very well written and relatable, I love this poem.

on Dec. 14 2018 at 12:23 pm
emilyserena BRONZE, Pine Grove, California
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literally this is incredible and totally relatable to my relationships.

dailykarma said...
on Aug. 21 2017 at 11:58 pm
Well written but a truly great poet can be strong and vulnerable. Poetry is not always about ryhming but the truth of one's heart.

-_- said...
on Apr. 12 2017 at 6:14 pm
-_-, New York City, New York
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Truly relatable.

foreiignxx said...
on Jan. 14 2015 at 6:33 pm
foreiignxx, Middletown, Ohio
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soo awesome! can anyone help me create a sonnet? ive never done one before

on Nov. 20 2014 at 12:18 pm
Sarelle PLATINUM, Winslow, Maine
21 articles 3 photos 24 comments

Favorite Quote:
Dream like you will live forever,
Live like you will die tomorrow.

Awesome, i love it

Angeline3 said...
on Oct. 5 2014 at 10:01 pm
Angeline3, Lebec, California
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Everything will be okay in the end, if it's not okay it's not the end.

This is very well written, so beautiful!

on May. 15 2014 at 1:13 pm
VampQueen BRONZE, Cambridge, Ohio
2 articles 0 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
There are so many people out there who will tell you that you can't. What you've got to do is turn around and say "Watch Me".

This is so true.

thomas said...
on Apr. 21 2014 at 3:48 pm
This is so true when i was in 8th grade.

on Dec. 7 2013 at 6:56 am
pjysantos BRONZE, Guagua, Other
2 articles 24 photos 2 comments

Favorite Quote:
Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial.

WOW. this one is great!