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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 Nov. 16 2011 at 2:56 pm
wow i love this poem made me cry haha well keep writing :))

on Nov. 7 2011 at 11:03 am
Countrylife4 GOLD, Maine
11 articles 4 photos 118 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Someday soon we're gonna catch that dream we've been chasing"
"Seven days without a horse makes one weak."
"The worst part of riding is when you dismount."

Insult my clothes, I say, “Okay, thanks for the compliment.”
Insult the way I look, I say, “Thanks for notifying me.”
Mock me and say riding isn’t a sport, and I’ll say,”You say that ’cause you can’t ride.” But before you make fun of my horse, make sure you have “911″ on your speed dial.

its cute, I love it!!! :)

on Nov. 5 2011 at 11:42 am
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
12 articles 0 photos 155 comments

Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

This is a beautiful, moving poem filled with passion and emotion. Definately one of my favs. Keep writing!

on Nov. 5 2011 at 10:53 am
She-who-loves-love SILVER, Tecumseh, Oklahoma
9 articles 0 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever left, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.
-Sherlock Holmes

If broken wings may carry dreams, and carry me to sleep...

this is my favorite line. I know that I am one among many, but I absolutely adore your poetry. The rhythm and meaning gets me every time.


on Nov. 5 2011 at 10:47 am
lkellerman543, Troy, Missouri
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Aide T. don't worry abut the negative comments, i myself am a poet and have had 4-5 poems published already, most of them about heartbreak and falling in love, not evrything has a happy ending and i can relate to your poem easily. heartbreaks are not fun and you need to be able to express it somehow.

on Nov. 5 2011 at 10:44 am
Darkumbrella BRONZE, Cleveland, Ohio
1 article 0 photos 7 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Don't try harder, try smarter" ~Roberto Iriarte

This is amazing, the whole way through was a feirce impact and had tons of emotion, great work

M.K.B. said...
on Nov. 5 2011 at 10:24 am
M.K.B., Reno, Nevada
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I love your description! Keep it up =)

MakaylaS. GOLD said...
on Nov. 5 2011 at 10:09 am
MakaylaS. GOLD, Fairfax, Virginia
13 articles 0 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Starve a Bully, Feed your Soul, STAND GRAND." -Vincent Castronovo

this was an amazing poem! i loved every bit of it, and it was easy to relate to. keep up the amazing work <3

on Nov. 5 2011 at 9:54 am
DavidSebastian10 SILVER, Florida, Florida
6 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Its Not The Size of the dog in the fight, its the size of the fight in the dog

this poem is amazing, the flows of words is a songwriter..but this poem is fantastic! keep up the good work, and  i hope to read some of your newest work soon!

on Nov. 5 2011 at 9:05 am
aurorairis SILVER, Darien, Connecticut
6 articles 0 photos 27 comments

Very powerful, emotional, and realtable. Keep writing!

Please comment on some of my poems!

on Nov. 3 2011 at 3:26 am
RachelleLovesIsabela, Anchorage, Alaska
0 articles 38 photos 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Ah you like the micoscope lense stuff, thats good most people look and capture the big picture as for you young one you capture all the small beautiful things creating that beautiful scenery within" Mr. L-dawg

This was a very beautiful peice of artwork my dear.

Kpalo14 SILVER said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 9:01 pm
Kpalo14 SILVER, Wilson, Michigan
9 articles 0 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
You don't know what you have until you've lost it. So treasure everything you do have and never let it go

Highly emotional poem. I loved it

experienced said...
on Nov. 1 2011 at 1:13 pm
experienced, Watertown, Wisconsin
0 articles 0 photos 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"In this great future you can forget your past" Bob Marley

Wow. This blew me away. So beautiful.

Lexie96 GOLD said...
on Oct. 30 2011 at 2:07 pm
Lexie96 GOLD, Havana, Illinois
11 articles 0 photos 378 comments

Favorite Quote:
Now Cinderella don't you go to sleep, it's such a bitter form of refuge, oh don't you know the kingdom's under siege, and everbody needs you. - The Killers

This was amazing... truly breathtaking.

on Oct. 28 2011 at 12:27 pm
dancergurl22 BRONZE, Grand Junction, Michigan
1 article 0 photos 35 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love, like you can't get hurt
Dance, like no one's watching
Live, like there's no tomorrow

truely beautiful and an amazing job! even gave me a little bit of chills! :)

irishlass317 said...
on Oct. 25 2011 at 8:44 pm
irishlass317, Jefferson City, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 134 comments

Favorite Quote:
"I asked Jesus 'How much do you love me?' He answered 'This much.' And He streched out His arms and died."

this is absolutely amazing!!!!!! i love it!!!!!!!

jshawts SILVER said...
on Oct. 25 2011 at 8:30 pm
jshawts SILVER, Ottawa, Other
9 articles 2 photos 12 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Missing someone gets easier everyday because even though you are one day further from the last time you saw them, you are one day closer to the next time you will."

Absolutely amazing... This poem is breathtaking, honestly. I love the flow of the words, and the rhyme scheme fits very well too! I can definitely feel the intense emotions behind this poem. Congrats and keep up the amazing work!! :)

on Oct. 24 2011 at 10:44 pm
reganthevegan BRONZE, Lafayette, California
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this is freaking amazing. so beautiful and pure and simple, but it really strikes your emotions. SO GOOD. you are my hero right now!!! ;)

madnaz SILVER said...
on Oct. 21 2011 at 10:19 am
madnaz SILVER, Philidelphia, Pennsylvania
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I like your poems

on Oct. 14 2011 at 9:46 pm
amazin piece!! keep writing, whatever you do  :)