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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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Secret-Voice said...
on Apr. 19 2013 at 7:42 pm
Secret-Voice, South Berwick, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Life is a song, Sing it!"

This is just AMAZING. I wish that i was this good at writing.

on Apr. 12 2013 at 2:31 pm
Bluetooth13 SILVER, A Town In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
To play a wrong note is insignificant, to play without passion is inexcusable.

~ Ludwig van Beethoven

hey im pretty new, please check out my work  

on Mar. 18 2013 at 3:41 pm
SouthernRose718 BRONZE, Apopka, Florida
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This is a fantastically written poem i like the figurative language and the imagery it very much reminds me of my new favorite tv show.

on Mar. 9 2013 at 2:34 pm
Dreamer21 PLATINUM, Hockessin, Delaware
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Favorite Quote:
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world.

Wow this is a really great poem. I really liked all of the imagery that you used in it :D

on Mar. 5 2013 at 7:35 pm
WaffleOcean2934 PLATINUM, Rogers, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams-Eleanor Roosevelt

I think this poem is so beautiful!  Nice work on it!

on Feb. 12 2013 at 5:02 pm
Maggie99 SILVER, Versailles, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. -Robert Frost

This was very well-written and easy to follow. A lot of poems don't grab my attention quick enough for me to finish reading, but I really enjoyed yours.

on Feb. 2 2013 at 10:21 pm
WinterGreer SILVER, Wasilla, Alaska
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Favorite Quote:
dance like no one's watching/ love like you've never been hurt/ sing like no one's listening/ live like heaven is on earth

WOW. To think that I was proud of my little poems. This is incredible! Great job!

Tasalyn SILVER said...
on Dec. 30 2012 at 10:23 pm
Tasalyn SILVER, Grand Junction, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations -"The Fault In Our Stars" by John Green

This is really beautifully writen! Can't wait to read more!

on Dec. 22 2012 at 1:23 pm
Ala Elfahal SILVER, Matthews, North Carolina
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that was amazing the way you discriped how you feel and the choosing of words.  

on Dec. 21 2012 at 11:36 pm
VickyNickyKitty SILVER, Lincolnton, North Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
Praise him with the tambourine and dancing; praise him with strings and flutes!
-Psalm 150:4

Awesome, I love this poem!

on Nov. 27 2012 at 1:14 pm
love-in-words BRONZE, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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I love the meaning of this powm, you are a really good writer.(:

on Nov. 15 2012 at 7:59 pm
PoeticKatty BRONZE, Brockton, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"No measure of time with you will be long enough. But let's start with forever."- Edward Cullen Breaking Dawn. Author: Stephanie Meyer

Wow that's really good! especially the last two lines! It gave me something to think about! I'd love it if you read my poetry too and gave me some incite.

taylor23 said...
on Nov. 5 2012 at 1:06 pm
taylor23, Brighnt, Indiana
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i dont have one

it is acpiring and i hope to hear from you

on Nov. 3 2012 at 5:51 pm
divisriv BRONZE, Irving, Texas
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I'm selfish, impatient and temperamental . I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as heck don't deserve me at my best.”

This is the typpe of writing that gives me hope that our generation actually has brain power. It was beautiful.

on Nov. 2 2012 at 5:45 pm
LadyofLit BRONZE, Irving, Texas
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That was amasing!!  you strung the words together so beautifully and they made perfect since while still being aloof!!

on Oct. 31 2012 at 5:17 pm
Dakota17 BRONZE, Brownsville, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Dream as if you'll live forever, Live as if you'll die tomorrow<3

I completely agree with you, Cara E, because i wish i could write like this....I've always thought i was a talented writer, well, that is until i started to see writings like this one, it's absolutely beautiful! 

sadiewrites said...
on Oct. 26 2012 at 10:45 am
this was really good most limmerick poems i run into are like fairy tales or like cutesy and this was really deep.

Kirika GOLD said...
on Oct. 23 2012 at 5:20 pm
Kirika GOLD, Worcester, Massachusetts
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"Without music, life would be a mistake." - Friedrich Nietzsche

:O omgggg its so epic xD

yemkae BRONZE said...
on Oct. 22 2012 at 9:01 pm
yemkae BRONZE, Charlotte, North Carolina
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" A sucsessful person is one that has built a foundation of bricks that other people have trown at them"

this is amazing,it touched my soul, keep writing

on Oct. 22 2012 at 2:11 pm
WriterGirl1197 SILVER, Hamden, Connecticut
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Favorite Quote:
"I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing."-Socrates

This is really good! I like it alot! Keep it up! -Writtergirl1197