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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 Jul. 9 2012 at 3:38 pm
TMarie42 SILVER, Orland, California
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Favorite Quote:
Pulvis et umbra sumus.

Simply amazing.

on Jun. 27 2012 at 9:05 am
ChelleLynn SILVER, Cold Spring, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Life does not come with a remote. If I want to change something, I have to get up out of the chair and I have to change it myself.

This poem.... SO beautiful. Your figurative language is amazing! I love it!

AriShine GOLD said...
on Jun. 20 2012 at 3:48 pm
AriShine GOLD, Norcross, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Whatever you are, be a good one." -Abraham Lincoln

These words are more than beautiful; they are brilliant. Thank you!

on May. 30 2012 at 6:24 pm
Fantasy100 BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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I love it. Its so moving.

Britty said...
on May. 30 2012 at 11:50 am
yea ik wat ur talking bout

Kiana B. said...
on May. 30 2012 at 11:48 am
i think this is kind of strange.... there's a song almost exaxtly like this called LOVE TURNED TO DUST

on May. 21 2012 at 10:10 pm
Basya44 PLATINUM, Brighton, Massachusetts
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I am officially obsessed with you. You have a true talent.

Paul B said...
on May. 21 2012 at 12:37 pm
I like how the hyperboly in your pom.

on May. 5 2012 at 8:39 am
thnx that is realy abrizing

calmoo said...
on May. 1 2012 at 2:33 pm
First thing I have to say is, that was a great poem. You used Limericks in the right way and I like how you has stanzas involved in this poem. You had very good figurative language when you compared things. Great Job.

BrianaK BRONZE said...
on Apr. 30 2012 at 8:04 am
BrianaK BRONZE, Waterford, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
" Keep Believing"

I liked the way you used Figurative Language and Stanza. The poem was good and it had lots of detail. It was very impressive.

on Apr. 29 2012 at 9:39 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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beautful the poem was flowing it felt like a natral current carring me in the direction of your thoughts.

on Apr. 29 2012 at 1:14 pm
madlinejoy SILVER, Deale, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
let go and let God
"Love is not an emotion but a choice"

that was so beautful

on Apr. 29 2012 at 8:34 am
overexposed PLATINUM, Davie, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
When you compare the sorrows of real life to the pleasures of the imaginary one, you will never want to live again, only to dream forever.

This is a beautiful poem! It's so simplistic, but says everything that needs to be said. Love it, great job!


on Apr. 7 2012 at 9:51 pm
Ziggy7789 SILVER, Los Altos, California
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Funny how this is everything I've been thinking and failing to say :)


Absolutely beautiful, by the way. I love it.

on Apr. 3 2012 at 11:20 am
Latina_Princess SILVER, Clymer, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"And so, the lion fell in love with the lamb, what a stupid lamb. What a sick Massaquistic lion." from Twilight.

wow that is amazing... it makes me have hope in finding love again some day....

on Mar. 31 2012 at 2:38 pm
BeautyFromPain21 SILVER, McGraw, New York
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Favorite Quote:
the only thing to fear is fear itself.


Indilove GOLD said...
on Mar. 27 2012 at 8:01 am
Indilove GOLD, Kenockee, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
No one is your strength or guidance. If life is what you wish to live then do not bind your soul to something unreal. The creater nor the keeper can heal you for it is blind faith that leads you.

this poem is truly amazing great work!!!!

on Mar. 16 2012 at 10:56 pm
otherpoet SILVER, Wayland, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone." - Audrey Hepburn

My favorite part is the "as hollow kisses turn to dust," it's so powerful! Great job!

kyrireese GOLD said...
on Mar. 16 2012 at 12:28 pm
kyrireese GOLD, Dallas, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Everything will absolutely be all right."
"Hold fast to dreams." - Langston Hughes

THIS IS GREAT! I love the imagery!