The Heart was made to be Broken

We tip-toe over words
lest they do more harm than good
step light across each sentence
as a dance of clouds.

Beyond the strings
beyond the lines
beyond eveything
in the heart of a gypsy
lies undying love
(so soft are silk and tears)

We reach
but, find only air
there’s nothing else
to have
to hold.

So sad to say goodbye
yet,
it sometimes has to be said.

So sad to say goodbye
when speaking the language of love
for that is when the soul cries
upon really feeling that moment.
That moment of total separation
from the being, whole.

Ah, silence
How I yearn for you when
you’re not here
and yet, how I hate too much
of your company.

Sometimes life spreads us
upon a rack.
A cynical torture of sorts.
Stretching us to see how much
we can take before we break
and yet,
we rise so much stronger
for having survived it all.

A muse
in my room
in the afternoon
as I go about the mundane.

But
it might all matter to someone
somewhere with whom I connect
in various ways and maybe
it’ll mean so much
more to them
than I.

~*~

© Daydreamertoo *All rights reserved

Thinking about how differently people cope with broken hearts, I found this pic on Google when I was looking for an image to go with this that I had written yesterday and have discovered this morning that it is a quote by none other than Oscar Wilde and thought, how apt.

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada and design custom made candles

44 thoughts on “The Heart was made to be Broken”

  1. Quite an imagery and strong one.. I really liked the lines
    Ah, silence
    How I yearn for you when
    you’re not here
    and yet, how I hate too much
    of your company.

    I myself connect with these so much.. too much is what I hate too /
    Pretty multlayered poem .. Great ,,!!

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  2. Quite an imagery and strong one.. I really liked the lines
    Ah, silence
    How I yearn for you when
    you’re not here
    and yet, how I hate too much
    of your company.

    I myself connect with these so much.. too much is what I hate too /
    Pretty multlayered poem .. Great ,,!!

  3. Your goodness of heart and charm of soul capture so much of a love that endures beyond the instant. These things are important to remember for all lovers seeking that bond that will be unbroken when the final horn sounds.

  4. so much pain from the way we love…and so much gained. Loved the perspective you provide in this piece. ~ Rose

  5. Beautiful so glad it’s not your predicament though! thanks for sharing and being so caring for others who are in that predicament x

  6. The distortion and pulling of emotions this way and that is true when dealing with heartache of goodbyes.

    A lovely heartshape forms in the last stanza line arrangement. I think the words are heartfelt too.

  7. ‘it’ll mean so much
    more to them
    than I’

    You’ve said it all in the last stanza. We did give way to maintain good relations. If it left them happy, there were no broken hearts! Great principle to follow!

    Hank

  8. in the heart of a gypsy
    lies undying love
    (so soft are silk and tears)

    and the lines about silence…

    oh my. you’re doing a little bit of heart-breaking with this piece. lovely.

  9. It’s crazy how heart breaks can make you so much stronger.
    It’s so true it’s something that’s going to happen no matter what we do to try and stop it.

  10. one of the brightest people i know says hearts work better after they’ve been broken a couple times. that sort of wisdom within your soft words makes for a piece worth beholding.

  11. You show great understanding of the human heart in this piece. People do deal with broken hearts very differently, but no way is any easier than the next.

  12. You see- this is what gets me every time- just raw, heartfelt emotion- I probably say this all the time- but this IS poetry- I totally relate to and have felt these feelings before- particularly thinking- ‘is there anyone out there that is gonna GET me- and I’ll GET them?’. Thanks for sharing this- it was touching and beautiful

  13. Beautiful, Bren. Really loved this part:

    Ah, silence
    How I yearn for you when
    you’re not here
    and yet, how I hate too much
    of your company.

  14. …this tears me..beginning with those lines about silk and tears..one of the most evocative poems i’ve read in a long time..

  15. Really like the way you composed this piece. I could see the analysis, as you reflected upon the theme. From the rack down, love those stanzas. Great job. Thanks

  16. gosh…strong images in this…life spreading us
    upon a rack to stretch and see how much we take before breaking…could feel it tearing at my heart…very tangible and visual write bren

  17. Your words are strong, are sad, are beautiful …
    You know the right words Bren, who go to the heart.
    Thank you, i love it.

  18. wow bren this is chock full of goodness…the sometimes life stretches you on a rack stanzas my fav part….but sometimes saying goodbye in love caught me emotionally in its truth….very well done and multilayered…

  19. Many people cope in many different ways, some mope for days other for weeks. But then if one remains open they just never know.

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