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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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36 comment(s)
thatunknownthing
Love the rhyme and the fantastic last line!
Apr. 05, 2015 at 9:13 AM • Report
SweetMonster365
I agree with you completely its really good this has to be my favorite limerick
Mar. 30, 2015 at 11:17 PM • Report
sweetheart1234
its really good.
Feb. 25, 2015 at 1:00 PM • Report
Anna S.
this isnt a limerick?
Feb. 20, 2015 at 1:31 AM • Report
OurVoices
this is amazing work! great job! 5 stars!
Jan. 01, 2015 at 2:35 PM • Report
Thefanatasticagirlie101
@Appul I totally agree with you. Someday, somehow, somewhere, she will become the next generation author that changed writing styles for teens in a whole different level. Keep up the great work Kiana.
Dec. 30, 2014 at 6:08 PM • Report
dappled.sunlight
Wow! I love the rhythm and imagery! :)
Oct. 22, 2014 at 6:35 PM • Report
Orlivee
This poem totally captures it...awesome!!
Oct. 08, 2014 at 7:35 AM • Report
Love_Hopes
Your poem was simply breath taking. Your choice words spoke louder and with much more clarity than anything I've read in a while. I will definitely be sharing this with my creative writing class, with due credit of course.
May. 10, 2014 at 2:04 AM • Report
2-Is-Better-Than-1
I really do love this poem a lot!
May. 01, 2014 at 7:40 PM • Report
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