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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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Phoenix. said...
on Mar. 1 2012 at 7:41 am
Phoenix., Pittsfield, Pennsylvania
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going on my favorites i love it!

on Feb. 26 2012 at 7:40 pm
stellabella21 BRONZE, Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Incredible. Loved It.

22711 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 23 2012 at 8:14 am
22711 BRONZE, Reynoldsburg, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
"Love is like a flower, give it time and it will grow"

AMAZING poem<3 freKIN LOVE, deserves way more then just a 5

on Feb. 9 2012 at 10:25 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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i agree with zhadamone

on Feb. 1 2012 at 8:16 pm
Kylie-o PLATINUM, Onsted, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"People haven't always been there for me, but music has." -- Taylor Alison Swift

Oh my gosh I truly love this. It sums up your feelings in such a great way. Also it's very relatable :)

ZhadaMone GOLD said...
on Feb. 1 2012 at 6:11 pm
ZhadaMone GOLD, Westwood, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"I love you as much as I did yesterday but, not as much as I will tommorow"

You are so gifted. Love love love !

on Feb. 1 2012 at 4:20 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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i have to agree with starstrukk this is amazing... i loved how you put all those feelings in to this poem

StarStrukk said...
on Feb. 1 2012 at 1:55 pm
this poem is amazingly beautiful, and I LOVE it. Keep up the great work!

on Feb. 1 2012 at 1:01 pm
Daisysmile101 BRONZE, Buffalo, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"What lies behind us and what lies before of us is a tiny matter compared to what lies within us"
Walt Emerson

this poem is really good and amazing loved it and i got ur perpective on it.

on Feb. 1 2012 at 12:18 pm
Choosing2Live4Christ PLATINUM, Wausaukee, Wisconsin
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I love it, you did an amazing job with rhyme scheme and rhythm!

on Feb. 1 2012 at 10:16 am
Smiley1068 SILVER, Capitola, California
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Favorite Quote:
Don't let anyone control you

This is really good! I love writing also and it helps express emotioons

on Feb. 1 2012 at 12:17 am
LaurenKearney SILVER, Sarafovo, Burgas, Other
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This is such a beautiful poem.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 8:02 pm
Cammie42 SILVER, Canyon Country, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Do not live for others. Don't even live for yourself. Live so you can just simply live."

I can relate so much. Great poem and don't you ever stop writing

on Jan. 10 2012 at 7:13 pm
browneyez16 GOLD, Hephzibah, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"You may fail, but fall still fighting, don't give up whatever you do. Eyes front, head high, to the finish...see it through"

~See It Through by Edgar Albert Guest~

Congratulations on being published!! I can definately see why you were. This is absolutely're gonna be somebody, I can tell!

on Jan. 10 2012 at 6:13 pm
NatChick SILVER, Muskegon, Michigan
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Favorite Quote:
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it's faced."-James Baldwin

i love this, but i've seen before on a picture.

on Jan. 10 2012 at 12:31 am
just-another-url GOLD, Cannes, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"It's a good thing to be strange. Normalness leads to sadness." -Philip Lester

No words, my mouth hangs open... Your poem has summed up the question and I don't think anyone knows what the meaning of love is. Great job, you will go far and congrats on being published ! :)

on Jan. 6 2012 at 11:46 am
I really enjoyed this poem. The pinch of rhythm really added a great touch to it. Obviously, in this poem there is a lot of emotional feelings which comes from the heart and that is what makes a piece of writing worth reading.

vazenitran98 said...
on Dec. 31 2011 at 1:50 pm
vazenitran98, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"I had the blues because I had no shoes until upon the street,I met a man who had no feet."

Amazing! Wish I could write like that!

Esraa BRONZE said...
on Dec. 21 2011 at 1:00 pm
Esraa BRONZE, Bronx, New York
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this is an amazing poem, and noone knows what love is until they really know its true, it has very sentimental value !