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No, You Did Not Break My Heart

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No, You Did Not Break My Heart

No, you did not break my heart
Breaking would have been good
Breaking I could handle
I could just pick up the pieces
I could try to glue them back together
Or simply live without some missing pieces

No, you did not break my heart
With a broken heart
I could still try to love again
Had it been just a break
With whatever was left
I could survive
And feel
And live

No, you did not break my heart
That would have been kind
In a strange deranged way
A learning lesson
I would have accepted that
After all, I’m not the first
Nor the last
To have a heart broken

No, you did not break my heart
You smashed it
And then
You pulverized it
You kept pounding
And pounding
And pounding
Vehemently
Pounding
Each word…
Harsh
Hateful
Each look…
Disdainful
Demeaning
Each touch…
Unfeeling
Ungiving
Everything you did
Was the blow of a pestle
On my little heart
Which lay in the mortar
Of my body

No, you did not break my heart
You pulverized it
No pieces to retrieve
No way to grieve
No way to feel
No way to love
No way to heal

The wind came
And blew away
The dust of my heart
And I stand here
An empty shell
Heartless…

No, you did NOT break my heart.
I wish you had....
How I wish you had.

Eileen Manassian Ghali

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  1. Date: 4/4/2013 6:54:00 PM
    Brilliant, just stunning work. A truly powerful write Eileen. Every man and woman should read this. Hope your keeping well, Regards Richard

  1. Date: 4/2/2013 7:40:00 PM
    Was caught up by the title. a lot of words up there, but well done. I thank you for reading Beauty Queen ;}

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/2/2013 10:28:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Debbie! Appreciate hearing from you! :) Beauty is in the eye of the beholder!
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 2:21:00 PM
    Eileen, the title pulled me in instantly! This poem is sensational, well done my lady! Have a marvelous day :)

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/2/2013 10:29:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, ANNE....pretty philosopher princess! :) Have a fab day yourself! :)
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 1:32:00 PM
    been there done that. lasted three years. but i managed to grow a new one. she didn't break my heart.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/1/2013 1:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    GOOD FOR YOU! :) Don't let anyone have that kind of control! :)
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 9:15:00 AM
    I agree with Richard..I felt every word here..an awesome write!!

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/1/2013 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks very much. It buoys up my flagging spirit to read this.
  1. Date: 4/1/2013 7:29:00 AM
    Owww this one hurts to read. Very well written though. I do prefer the two preceding poems.

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 4/1/2013 11:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Richard. I'm honored that you take the time to read.