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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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Yld777 SILVER said...
on Feb. 23 2017 at 6:39 am
Yld777 SILVER, Tirana, Other
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You are really talented

on Feb. 18 2017 at 2:14 pm
TabithaL SILVER, Suffolk, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
"Speak only if it improves upon the silence"- Mahatma Gandhi

I have two words: inspiring and fantastic.

dino SILVER said...
on Feb. 16 2017 at 4:39 pm
dino SILVER, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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this is beautiful

v_loopy BRONZE said...
on Feb. 12 2017 at 12:51 am
v_loopy BRONZE, Terrell, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
I am utterly unable to resign myself
- Ernest Hemingway

this is how I hope to fell one day.

on Feb. 5 2017 at 12:37 am
Enigmapleet BRONZE, Calicut,kerala, Other
3 articles 0 photos 10 comments

Favorite Quote:
Believe in yourself.........

this one is beutiful

on Jan. 14 2017 at 12:38 am
Forestert2019 GOLD, Aroura, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"If you don't throw yourself into something you'll never know what you could have had" Amy Winehouse

Amazing I feel the same

on Dec. 1 2016 at 11:21 am
legitannah GOLD, Akron, Ohio
19 articles 3 photos 27 comments

Favorite Quote:
Ce n'etait qu'un renard semblable 'a cent mille autres. Maus j'en ai fait mon ami, et il est maintenant unique au monde.- Antoine Saint-Exupery

Super relatable

on Nov. 21 2016 at 12:33 pm
Elizabeth25 GOLD, Ardsley, New York
12 articles 0 photos 9 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Anyone can be cool, but awesome takes practice" - Lorraine Peterson

Great poem, amazingly written ... but this topic is becoming very common. Not that I should be talking ;)

Shade said...
on Nov. 9 2016 at 12:15 pm

on Nov. 9 2016 at 10:09 am
ShadeSlayer12x BRONZE, Walker, Michigan
2 articles 0 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
You're only as good as your weakest link.

Honestly good poem but all these people complaining that their boyfriend broke up with them is sad not every guy you like is gonna like you back

on Nov. 9 2016 at 9:19 am
Thisisreal_life PLATINUM, Manhattan, Kansas
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Favorite Quote:
"so do it. Decide. Is this the person you want to be? Is this the life you want to live? Is this the best you can be?"
"I survived the fire because the fire within me burns brighter than the one around me"

I am practically speechless... WOW!!

on Nov. 9 2016 at 6:16 am
gayatrielliot BRONZE, Delhi , Other
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Favorite Quote:
"The autumn leaves are a riot of color. They remind us of the good, colorful things, and their crunch beneath our shoes also bids adieu to all bad things that have long gone,"

Many people can relate to this. Also, the words used are very good. The poem is very, very, very well written! I love this! You have a lot of talent and creative potential.

on Sep. 15 2016 at 6:18 pm
KittyKat1201 SILVER, Hoschton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"Live life like you own it"

This is amazing!!!!

on Jul. 22 2016 at 9:52 pm
pineappler03 SILVER, Waterford, Connecticut
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Amazing work! Big wow! :)

Eswzem BRONZE said...
on Jul. 22 2016 at 6:14 pm
Eswzem BRONZE, New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“For I have a plan for you. A plan to give you peace not for disaster, but a plan to give you hope and a future.” -Our Heavenly Father

This poem has so much meaning to me, and I bet it has made an impact on so many others! Thank you for sharing this!

on Apr. 25 2016 at 6:55 pm
FreeSpirited BRONZE, Canandaigua, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"And in the end the love you take is equal to the love you make."
-Paul McCartney

I had that same problem! This poem has a lot of great emotion and I wish that acting the way the poem acts was as easy as it sounds;)

on Feb. 19 2016 at 3:46 pm
PoetryLove SILVER, Wausau, Wisconsin
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Favorite Quote:
You´re never alone....

Its me, all in a packet. It´s truly amazing.

BRad said...
on Feb. 19 2016 at 12:46 pm
I think this poem shows huge emotion behind. It conveys countless emotions in just a few words.

HEY123 said...
on Feb. 19 2016 at 11:28 am
I can totally relate to this poem! I liked this guy for a year, told him I liked him, and cried about what I wish could've been, and then finally, stopped obsessing over him. Great poem though!!

HEY GIRL said...
on Feb. 19 2016 at 11:23 am
I can totally relate. I liked this guy for a year, told him i liked him, cried about what I wish could've been, then finally, stopped obsessing over him. Great poem though!!