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Until You've Been Broken

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Until You've Been Broken

You are not human
Until you’ve been broken.
I will not linger here
With a child
Who believes the world is fair

You are not human
Until you’ve been broken.

Do not talk of justice
When you have never seen pain!
Do not talk of love
When you have never lost one.

You need pain
You need horror, disappointment
Betrayal. Hate
To exist and understand

Your ignorance is insulting
And I am not your equal
Nor do I have the time
To be your teacher

I hope that by leaving
I help you break a little
You are not human
Until you’ve been broken.

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  1. Date: 11/7/2010 4:04:00 PM
    very strong words my friend

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 3:56:00 PM
    Powerful stuff here. Different perspectives; the one who ends the relationship gives an existential justification for their action. I can agree with the sentiment though I hesitate to claim I know for sure what kind of pain anyone needs to go through in order to learn their humanity. I can only speak for myself in that matter. Also, regardless of whether it's true, I'd never want to break someone just to prove a point...truth be told this poem scares me more than I'm willing to admit.

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 9:48:00 AM
    Brokeness draws us closer to others because in this we are able to understand their pain. Keep the creative pen flowing. Sara

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 3:34:00 AM
    harsh reality

  1. Date: 2/15/2010 2:55:00 AM
    Excellent write I fell your words and I have been broken, wasn't sure this is what made me human. To feel is to live. I like this dark write, it flows well and I enjoyed reading and can relate to so many of the stanza's.