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Abused Heart

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Abused Heart

It would be so very nice if hearts, 
Were made of stronger stuff.
And could come back as good as new,
When they’ve been treated rough.

For many years, my heart was mine,
No others called it theirs.
The first time that I let it roam,
It came back for repairs.

I lent my only heart to him,
Expecting it would be,
As cared for and as cherished,
As it had been with me.

Last night he gave my bruised heart back,
So much the worse for wear.
No apology for breaking it,
No offer to repair.

My heart is back where it belongs,
To rest and heal and mend.
If someone asks to borrow now,
I’ll be too wise to lend.

No one shall have my heart again,
Until this fact he learns.
I’ve marked it as “Sale final,
Absolutely no returns.”


By: Joyce Johnson.

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 9:49:00 AM
    Dear "MOM", Hope this finds YOU and YOURS Healthy and High in the Spirit. This is Absolutely one of the best Broken Heart POEMS I have ever read. This POETIC Tapestry is going in my Favorites Thank-YOU for YOUR Gracious Comment on "I donn't want to lose my HOME" I apologize for not Commenting more on YOUR Wonderous Pen. I wish YOU a Happy Thanksgiving, a very Merry Christmas and a New Year of Health, Prosperity, and Joy in YOUR Salvation LOVE ALWAYS and FOREVER, YOUR POETIC son...Harry

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 11:33:00 AM
    Congratulations on your winning poem in "Picking Up The Broken Pieces" contest. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/30/2012 2:17:00 AM
    Glad there will be no more " return to sender" Congratulations on your win. Seren

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 11:07:00 PM
    CONGRATS JOYCE ON A STELLAR WRITE AND WIN LUV .. BEYOND WONDERFUL ..

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 8:48:00 PM
    Hi Joyce, Congratulations on your win,,, always~pd

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 4:55:00 PM
    Such a lovely write, I love the ending, sale final, no returns, wish it was that easy, congrats on your win, enjoyed the read, love vie

  1. Date: 10/29/2012 4:47:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win in Gail's "Broken Pieces" contest Joyce. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 11:49:00 AM
    Sorry for being late reading your amazing poetry Joyce. I enjoyed reading it today as always. I wish I could keep up with all the poets here but I can't. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 7:54:00 AM
    Well done, eloquent and impactful. Rick