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I Take Back My Tears MAG

September 5, 2008
By Lilyan Howard BRONZE, Tallahasee, Florida
Lilyan Howard BRONZE, Tallahasee, Florida
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I take back my tears
the wasted years
I spent crying
for what never could happen

I take back my heart
my shattered heart
Up off the ground
and back in my arms

I take back my hope
wasted on you
and toss it aside
for it has no meaning now

Nothing you say
no words
no songs
can heal the bleeding wound
That you opened again and again

I walk a free woman
held by nothing of yours
and fly away free
as free as the wind

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on Dec. 9 2009 at 6:33 pm
xenon333 PLATINUM, Billerica, Massachusetts
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Rock your own world! You go girl! You are strong. I love this poem.

Zero_K DIAMOND said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 5:37 pm
Zero_K DIAMOND, Moosic, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Life's no fun if you're not insane, otherwise you grow up to be an accountant." -Moi


-Blessed Be!


on Nov. 18 2009 at 4:27 pm
Poet_in_Motion PLATINUM, Sharon, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
"Love one another." –George Harrison (his last words)

"and down they forgot as up they grew" –e.e. cummings

"The sea is just a wetter version of the sky..." –Regina Spektor


E.Lee GOLD said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 9:51 am
E.Lee GOLD, Akron, Ohio
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amazing!! :) i love it

Amber1994 GOLD said...
on Nov. 18 2009 at 9:44 am
Amber1994 GOLD, Roanoke, Illinois
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on Nov. 18 2009 at 1:35 am
hi,randomperson. GOLD, Fall City, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
Love is not forbidden but it is a risky to fall into,but if its real-than you should stay true. Love is a funny thing,it cant be bought like a diamond ring. Love is greif and pain, you feel lost and insane.Love is a wonderful treasure,keep it forever

i just decieded i love you! you are freaking amazing! way to go girl!

on Oct. 27 2009 at 10:23 pm
dancer101 BRONZE, Inverness, Illinois
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I liked the structure of this poem. It really held my attention throughout. Way 2 go!

~Ever~ SILVER said...
on Oct. 27 2009 at 9:25 pm
~Ever~ SILVER, Ko, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Keep it together"

It's amazing.

on Oct. 27 2009 at 8:14 am
MayaChristine GOLD, Stocksfield, Other
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Absoulutely beautiful, I can totally relate.

on Oct. 4 2009 at 3:21 pm
shakedra<3 SILVER, Carrollton, Texas
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wow i luv it

on Oct. 4 2009 at 2:05 pm
MemorialMustangs GOLD, McAllen, Texas
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That was beautiful!!! :'D

i loved it!

i can really relate to that

beautifully created! :'D

on Oct. 4 2009 at 4:39 am
ElizNieves PLATINUM, Chicago, Illinois
36 articles 13 photos 49 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody." The Catcher in the Rye

Finely created!

Maxine. BRONZE said...
on Jun. 30 2009 at 7:12 pm
Maxine. BRONZE, College Park, Maryland
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That was amazing! Really deep. ;]

Can some of you guys please critique my poem? Good or bad, i'd like to know what you think.


on Jun. 5 2009 at 7:38 pm
LaShaeKnight BRONZE, Bham, Alabama
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i could really relate 2 this poem

Nice Work

babygirl15 said...
on May. 22 2009 at 4:10 pm
i loved it

and totally can relate to this poem because of my past (i will not go in detail) but i enjoyed reading this thanks for writing keep it up

on May. 19 2009 at 4:09 pm
hurting_real_bad SILVER, Conneaut, Ohio
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Favorite Quote:
“Yes I love him. I love him more than anything else in this world and there is nothing that I would like better than to hold on to him forever. But I know it's not for the best. So no matter how much my heart is going to break, I've got to let him go so he can know just how much I love him. Maybe if I'm lucky, he'll come back, but if not, I can make it through this.”

I ain't gonna get all deep and sad about my past pains. I'm just the type of person to pick them selves up shake it off and walk away.But i can relate to this. This poem is amazing i really like it. Its beautiful and sad. keep writting

on May. 17 2009 at 7:42 pm
DinosoarJen DIAMOND, Scottsville, New York
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Favorite Quote:
Just another casualty.
It's sad but true.
And even dead I'm still ahead
of most of you.

Really good,


on May. 15 2009 at 9:33 pm
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Favorite Quote:

it hurts when they tear our hearts in two but its like their hearts are made out of stone. dont they feel pain? dont they hurt? never again will my heart be shattered, not once again...

on May. 15 2009 at 3:51 pm
Hey! Wow! Amazing! I know exactly how u feel! I have internal wounds that just keep getting cut open again just as they begin to heal. I wish I knew the words to say so I could put it down on paper like that. Wow!

on May. 7 2009 at 9:23 pm
AshleyAngel7 PLATINUM, Cincinnati, Ohio
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this is completely amazing it totally makes me wish I wrote it