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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 May. 4 2015 at 10:07 am
passion_poet19 GOLD, Jacksonville, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Someday i would stop wondering where i went wrong and know where i went right"

i feel this within. i love this poem mind if i add this to my favorites

on Apr. 5 2015 at 9:13 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

Love the rhyme and the fantastic last line!

on Mar. 30 2015 at 11:17 pm
SweetMonster365 BRONZE, Columbia, South Carolina
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I agree with you completely its really good this has to be my favorite limerick

on Feb. 25 2015 at 1:00 pm
sweetheart1234, Searcy, Arkansas
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Favorite Quote:
dont really have one

its really good.

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on Feb. 20 2015 at 1:31 am
Anna Schanus, Howard Lake, Minnesota
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this isnt a limerick?

on Jan. 1 2015 at 2:35 pm
OurVoices PLATINUM, Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are" - e.e. cummings

this is amazing work! great job! 5 stars!

on Dec. 30 2014 at 6:09 pm
Thefanatasticagirlie101 SILVER, Euless, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our mind. That's what I hope to give you forever." ~The Notebook

I'll check out your work if you check out mine. Deal or no deal.

on Dec. 30 2014 at 6:08 pm
Thefanatasticagirlie101 SILVER, Euless, Texas
6 articles 0 photos 59 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our mind. That's what I hope to give you forever." ~The Notebook

@Appul I totally agree with you. Someday, somehow, somewhere, she will become the next generation author that changed writing styles for teens in a whole different level. Keep up the great work Kiana.

on Oct. 22 2014 at 6:35 pm
dappled.sunlight SILVER, Toronto, Other
7 articles 2 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Plant a tree in your heart, and a songbird will come." -Chinese Proverb

Wow! I love the rhythm and imagery! :)

Orlivee BRONZE said...
on Oct. 8 2014 at 7:35 am
Orlivee BRONZE, Lagos, Other
2 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
Never make someone a priority if they will make you an option.

This poem totally captures it...awesome!!

Appul said...
on Jul. 22 2014 at 1:29 am
I loved your poem. You have the gift of writing. God bless !!

on May. 10 2014 at 2:04 am
Unspoken_Word SILVER, Bronx, New York
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Your poem was simply breath taking. Your choice words spoke louder and with much more clarity than anything I've read in a while. I will definitely be sharing this with my creative writing class, with due credit of course.

on May. 1 2014 at 7:40 pm
2-Is-Better-Than-1 BRONZE, Mayfield, Ohio
3 articles 1 photo 18 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to dance in the rain"

I really do love this poem a lot!

whynot? said...
on Apr. 28 2014 at 2:40 am
lovely poem dont know the feeling but i can picture it :)

on Dec. 3 2013 at 11:57 pm
Puzzle PLATINUM, Orem, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
When life gives you lemons,
Eat them.
They do not taste that bad.

Life is like autumn.
Stop to crunch the pesky leaves.

Love is... let me think...

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Poetry is a way to put words to things that are unexplainable.

Needed this. Now.. That is all.

on Nov. 16 2013 at 9:45 pm
GracieMay SILVER, Brownsville, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
Writing is a form of therapy; sometimes I wonder how all those who do not write, compose or paint can manage to escape the madness, melancholia, the panic and fear which is inherent in a human situation.
Graham Greene

I love your poem it descripes my feelings  

on Nov. 3 2013 at 8:43 pm
KaylaaLovee GOLD, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 articles 1 photo 61 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And its better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. And when it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, I'm already better than them."


on Aug. 31 2013 at 2:17 pm
CrazySissi GOLD, Newman Lake, Washington
19 articles 10 photos 37 comments

Favorite Quote:
My only love sprung from my only hate. Too early seen unknown and known too late.

I love your poem.

on Jul. 31 2013 at 12:24 am
SoImAWriterNow BRONZE, Schenectady, New York
2 articles 0 photos 36 comments

Favorite Quote:
"But better to get hurt by the truth than comforted with a lie." -Khaled Hosseini


"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend." Albert Camus

Best poem I've read about love. Speaks so many volumes.

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on Apr. 26 2013 at 4:07 pm
sarah98 BRONZE, Holyoke, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to write for yourself and have no audience than write for your audience and have no self.

This is probably the best thing i've read on here. five outta five stars. check out some of my work??