How are you doing?
Have you had a broken heart?
This is one of the poems from my new book, the story/poetry collection, Us & Them. Based, like much of this book, on a true story.
Everyone has a broken heart
Once in a lifetime
When you’re young
When you go through it
It feels like death
And it does, indeed, claim some.
Shakespeare knew of teen pain
When he wrote his tragic love story
I was twenty-three
And no more mature
Than those star-crossed lovers.
We had crossed continents
To be together
Though sometimes there are bigger divisions
She was far too damaged
And I was far too young
To know how to make it work
Unable to cling to our own
She had to find her own way through
And I was left languishing
Without ever finding out why.
Such is young love
Mostly lost to misunderstandings
And unchecked emotions
Lost, to the story of our lives.
Written years ago based on a relationship I had in my early twenties.
More free samples from Us & Them.
I'm sure you have your own story. I'd love to hear it! We all have our heart broken at least once don't we? Perhaps if we're lucky. It's a privilege to have had it, and to feel the highs and lows of life. A life without passion is a life not fully lived.
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