A Very Short Song

Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.

by Dorothy Parker

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Memories! ! Someone let me sad! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Such a sweet poem on breaking of heart. Sad and touching. Thanks for sharing.
Lovely poem. It reiterates the theory of ' For Tat' beautifully. Thanks.
There is some humour and pathos in this short poem. To do harm to others is often worse than having it done to you.
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