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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 Feb. 10 2012 at 6:24 pm
GraceMyint BRONZE, Grays, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Thus do I rail on love, and yet I love, and cannot from its tyranny break free..." Bertram Dobell

I'd have to agree with you Mariahollis, the poem is good but, in my opinion, cliched. I mean no offence, simply constructive commentary

Muzix BRONZE said...
on Feb. 10 2012 at 4:49 pm
Muzix BRONZE, Washington, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
life is never promised so live it to the fullest

Great job i love it !

on Feb. 10 2012 at 2:08 pm
writertoday SILVER, Eagle, Idaho
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Favorite Quote:
"Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken." -Oscar Wilde

I loved this! It is completely how I feel right now about someone, so it really is amazing.

gleek1234 GOLD said...
on Feb. 10 2012 at 12:18 pm
gleek1234 GOLD, Burlington, Vermont
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Favorite Quote:
You did let me go you left me broken and heartless, crying out for help, with no one to answer my calls-Shilpa Pierpont-Hale ( poem) Love hurts

this is amazing so great thanks 4 writitng this

Kipitama said...
on Feb. 10 2012 at 8:39 am
Kipitama, Council Bluffs, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." (Bartoletti, Campbell)

I can totally connect to this. A beautiful poem.

on Feb. 10 2012 at 7:45 am
Jae_bear BRONZE, Somewhere, Mississippi
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Favorite Quote:
Altough the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. ---Helen Keller---

This was very good. I liked it b/c it sorta replies to my life.

on Feb. 10 2012 at 1:28 am
GingerLily BRONZE, Aulnay-sur-Mauldre, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world" - Oscar Wilde

This is so beautiful. And it really applies to my life right now, it's like a wake-up call. Thank you for writing this.

on Jan. 30 2012 at 10:40 pm
michaela mrianda BRONZE, Temporary, Other
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love it this is truly from the heart

.king. SILVER said...
on Jan. 29 2012 at 11:04 am
.king. SILVER, Yeux Bien Tres Bien, Other
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Favorite Quote:
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I really like this poem so much, it inspires me so, I really like the clever idea and subject; something i would have never thought of, beautiful, Amazing 5/5 !

on Jan. 25 2012 at 10:35 am
mynameisLeo BRONZE, Hanford, California
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Favorite Quote:
Human beings will be happier - not when they cure cancer or get to Mars or eliminate racial prejudice or flush Lake Erie but when they find ways to inhabit primitive communities again. That's my utopia.
~Kurt Vonnegut

Awesome, strength at it's best. Great job.

on Jan. 19 2012 at 12:37 pm
Blueeyedgirl18 GOLD, Kulpmont, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Life happens while you're busy making plans.

very nice work:)

on Jan. 19 2012 at 8:51 am
samuel_wolf_nightwing GOLD, Mt. Carmle, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"just because we aren't saints dosent mean we'll burn in hell"

nice poem. keep them up. and thats the thing to do forget those who hurt and remember those who eased the pain. only then can one be happy.

on Dec. 31 2011 at 1:02 am
Missundrstoodx2, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
"You never know what it enough until you know what is more than enough."

So confident, and strong; a powerful voice for all to admire. You have every right to take it back - it is evident damage was done but you prove that you are in control and have the choice to redirect your life, your influences. Very nice

on Dec. 28 2011 at 5:11 pm
SilentVoice BRONZE, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Favorite Quote:
We are all a little weird and life's a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in mutual weirdness and call it love.
~ Unknown ~

Wow...this is really amazing. It shows all the truths of being a self-empowered person. Good job!Keep it up!

on Dec. 28 2011 at 12:22 pm
emilybwrites SILVER, Villa Hills, Kentucky
5 articles 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
last night i lay in bed, looking up at the stars and i thought to myself, where the heck is the ceiling?

i really enjoyed this...cant wait to read more:) please check out my poem "Forgotten Domain" and comment and rate it...i would really appreciate it:)

DiVina SILVER said...
on Dec. 28 2011 at 12:28 am
DiVina SILVER, Shingle Springs, California
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This was amazing! Don't ever stop writing!

on Dec. 28 2011 at 12:11 am
SpringtimeListener BRONZE, Ajax, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Follow your heart, it knows where it's going.

This is beautiful, and it shows how much strength you've built after all of your pain.

on Dec. 26 2011 at 8:36 pm
mariahollis GOLD, Plainsboro, New Jersey
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I'd love to!

eliana924 GOLD said...
on Dec. 26 2011 at 7:22 am
eliana924 GOLD, New York, New York
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So heartwrenching! I love this! I especially like the idea of "taking back tears" and other intangible things.

on Dec. 21 2011 at 1:00 pm
chantel15 BRONZE, Newyork,bronx, New York
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great poem . the detail you used. and alot of people can relate to this. gettng your heart broken and crying over it. and reliazing that its not worth it. very great poem :]