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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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rbrown1 said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 7:18 pm
rbrown1, Huntersville, North Carolina
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The beautiful writing, flow, and development in the poem make it a really good one.

carterforbes said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 5:16 pm
carterforbes, Huntersville, North Carolina
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I love the tone of resiliency! Such a beautiful poem, thank you!

ABarber0 said...
on Dec. 13 2021 at 2:27 pm
ABarber0, Charlotte, North Carolina
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I like this poem as it shows the character growth that the subject is having as they progress throughout the story.

on Aug. 30 2021 at 7:38 am
Crazywolfiegirl2 PLATINUM, Kington, Other
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Favorite Quote:
There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature—the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter. —Rachel Carson

This is so cool! I can definitely see why it is mag.

on May. 9 2018 at 3:43 pm
singingintherain BRONZE, Lebanon, Ohio
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This was amazing!! Please take a minute to check out my work (I only have two pieces) I would appreciate any feedback, good or bad!! Thanks so much

on May. 4 2018 at 9:57 pm
Birdwing BRONZE, Westminster, Colorado
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Favorite Quote:
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
-Albert Einstein

Purely amazing.

on May. 4 2018 at 9:08 am
Aurapoetry1 GOLD, Atlanta, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
If you follow the crowd, you might get lost in it.

The words in this piece flow so well. You can relate easily to the emotion in it

DanSom BRONZE said...
on Mar. 30 2018 at 5:29 pm
DanSom BRONZE, Starbuck, Manitoba
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Favorite Quote:
"Failing is Failing to Try"

Beautiful, vulnerable, emotional, and powerful. A well written piece.

on Mar. 8 2018 at 1:54 pm
MaddieGrizz SILVER, Lake Isabella, California
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Favorite Quote:
Even though I walk through the darkest valley I will fear no evil. Psalm 23:4, For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord. Plans to prosper you, not harm you plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11


on Mar. 8 2018 at 7:58 am
Beast101 SILVER, Pune, Other
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very well written! amazing imagery!

on Mar. 7 2018 at 5:32 pm
AllTheSuperRacehorses SILVER, Haverford, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.”
― Anaïs Nin

Please check out my website for my of my writing at:
Email me at samantha.biglin@gmail.com

May all hearts heal the way yours did

realy love this !

i love this !

on Jan. 5 2018 at 7:25 pm
FeltonsFirebolt SILVER, Los Alamitos, California
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Favorite Quote:
"We are bound only by the limits of our imaginations." ~Misha Collins, actor

Beautiful. Creates a stunning scene

on Jan. 1 2018 at 9:53 pm
lost_and_free GOLD, Rancho Mirage, California
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Favorite Quote:
"'But man is not made for defeat... A man can be destroyed, but not defeated.'" - Ernest Hemingway (The Old Man and the Sea)

Short, sweet, and to the point. Also, relatable and nicely written!

Wow,I love this so much and it's relateable. Beautiful writing :)

Beautiful piece too.

Fantastic poem,very nice

on Nov. 8 2017 at 10:14 pm
Liketowrite123 BRONZE, Skokie, Illinois
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Favorite Quote:
"Be the change you wish to see in the world" - Gandhi

Beautiful piece.

andi. SILVER said...
on Oct. 5 2017 at 12:32 pm
andi. SILVER, Overland Park, Kansas
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This poem is so beautiful and inspiring