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A Very Short Song
(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)

A Very Short Song

Poem By Dorothy Parker

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.

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Comments (61)

@Tqhat happened to me VERY LONG nights ago, on a very grey&blue afternoon
This is a favorite poem of mine. She uses the right words and is so succinct.
a beautiful sadness... thank you for sharing with us... by dr. Riza
thats really short and specific and im in 8th grade i love poems
very brave to admit, many of people do not dare, and ignore the others' feeling very easy.
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