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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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sammyjo92 said...
on Apr. 29 2009 at 4:31 pm
i really like this one=].

i know how feels.

i wish sometimes i could take back alot of things=]/

on Apr. 24 2009 at 12:11 am
Babiixkodakk SILVER, Trumansburg, New York
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Favorite Quote:

i really really really like htis

on Apr. 19 2009 at 11:34 pm
TheRealAriel1995 PLATINUM, Highland Village, Texas
30 articles 6 photos 203 comments

Favorite Quote:
"See in what peace a Christian can die." - Joseph Addison
"How come everyone will come to your funeral, but nobody will come see you when you are living?"

wow. It's just so powerful. Has the strength of steel. Contine your path in poetry.

kagome24 said...
on Mar. 17 2009 at 1:47 am
that is really purrtty i like it

XxXmandaXxX said...
on Mar. 16 2009 at 8:06 pm
WOW! i can so relate, don't give up on wirtting or love... it'll come back and it's closer than you think

on Mar. 13 2009 at 11:18 pm
This Is A wonderful Poem It Reminds Me of How I Feel About My Ex Boyfriend..I Can Really Relate To It

on Mar. 12 2009 at 10:35 pm
psycholinzmeier GOLD, Kaukauna, Wisconsin
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this is an amazing poem. and i now know wat i have to do thnks :) very insperational

on Mar. 4 2009 at 9:09 pm
WHOiNEED2B BRONZE, Tigerton, Wisconsin
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LOved it! The strength it took to be that free!

FallenPoet89 said...
on Feb. 24 2009 at 2:48 am
Very good words and filled with meaning , liked it alot

Inizhay BRONZE said...
on Feb. 22 2009 at 10:27 pm
Inizhay BRONZE, Chickasha, Oklahoma
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This really helped me when I read it in the magazine. I think it's a very well written poem, and I actually want to thank you for writing this and sharing it with people through teenink

bRonwYn_e GOLD said...
on Feb. 15 2009 at 4:02 pm
bRonwYn_e GOLD, Bon Aqua, Tennessee
19 articles 1 photo 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
Denial is expected in the face of puuure eeevil.

I am AMAZED! This poem totally puts into words all the feelings that my best friend has felt since her "break-up." I love the way that you used raw emotions to make this poem. U ROC!!! :-D

yourmom said...
on Feb. 13 2009 at 5:52 pm
i really like this one!!!

UWFM0THER said...
on Feb. 5 2009 at 9:09 pm
WOW!!! Very nicely written. Lily, you are very talented. Keep up the good work.

on Feb. 2 2009 at 11:23 pm
oh my goshh! this poem is truly amazing.you are very talented.

babyknox said...
on Jan. 28 2009 at 6:13 pm
Oh, i was almost brought to tears reading somethang that sesitive and sweet!