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The Meaning of Love? This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

By Kiana B, Alto, TX

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.

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43 comment(s)
This is beautiful!
May. 21, 2016 at 12:36 PM • Report
Very concise, yet incredibly truthful!
Mar. 29, 2016 at 1:35 AM • Report
this made me cry i know exactly how you feel its crazy it's like its speaking too me.
Dec. 22, 2015 at 8:58 AM • Report
This isn't a limerick. But it's still great!
Oct. 16, 2015 at 5:34 PM • Report
that's what happens when you don't love with a loves that's more than love. you noob.
Sep. 21, 2015 at 1:06 PM • Report
This is a beautiful poem.. you're really talented
Aug. 09, 2015 at 12:04 PM • Report
i feel this within. i love this poem mind if i add this to my favorites
May. 04, 2015 at 10:07 AM • Report
Love the rhyme and the fantastic last line!
Apr. 05, 2015 at 9:13 AM • Report
I agree with you completely its really good this has to be my favorite limerick
Mar. 30, 2015 at 11:17 PM • Report
its really good.
Feb. 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM • Report