Thursday, 29 March 2012

A broken heart





unfulfilled promises
lies and empty words
a broken heart


it happens everyday
they say


but, how do you move on ? 


how do you mend
a broken heart?




you can't


you live with it


scars, freckles, sorrow, bitterness, regrets


and write songs,
and pen poems,
painting, sculpting,  


until you feel the rain falling on your cheeks





                                               Al Green- How Can You Mend A Broken Heart 


Posted for:    Poets United:   Thursday Think Tank:   Music
and Flash Fiction Friday:   Tell a story in 55 words - for the G-man


Lyrics:   here
Picture credit:   here

44 comments:

  1. Music and a broken heart go hand in hand don't they. The Gibb brothers coaxed a tear or two from me with this song.

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    1. I agree, so many songs have been written about it.

      Thanks for the visit Karen.

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  2. I guess broken heart only heal with time, time and distance help to dim the pain, and we can begin to heal again. Lovely

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    1. I agree Bren....it dims and hopefully we begin to heal again ~

      Thanks for the visit ~

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  3. Broken heart ... yes well 'em...who hasn't been struck down by that disease? Inevitable as breathing as the sun rising and setting as the hands of time as the tide as the wind as the rain!Coincidentally read today that it is official there is such a thing as death from a broken heart! Fond of including music on my own blog. Music reaches places that even words don't .... the broken bits!!! X

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    1. Yes, I believe it happens. Thanks for the visit ~

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  4. Heaven you've captured the situation perfectly.

    After reading your poem and then hearing Al Green crooning the words of this classic song, it's like I have that fractured heart again.

    Let the rain wash it all away.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words Hedone ~

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  5. A broken heart...so sad..lovely capture, Grace.

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    1. Thanks Ayala ~ I appreciate your visit ~

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  6. Hmm. Lovely. And a broken heart hopefully helps us love better somehow the next time... Perhaps a little less selfishly. ? I guess it all depends on the circumstances surrounding the break-up.

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  7. Grace...
    This nearly brought a tear to my eye.
    Very sad, very nicely written.
    Loved your melancholy 55.
    Thanks for playing, thanks for being #1,
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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  8. Grace,
    You captured the true emotion and the song so fits this mood. The undertones of broken bring many emotions to the surface! I love this song :D Beautiful~

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  9. Yeah all there is, is time I suppose. Getting away from them helps a bunch too, the farther the better sometimes.

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  10. oh Grace... I KNOW this ....

    "how do you mend
    a broken heart?




    you can't


    you live with it


    scars, freckles, sorrow, bitterness, regrets


    and write songs,
    and pen poems,
    painting, sculpting,


    until you feel the rain falling on your cheeks"


    I couldn't pick out one part... that SERIOUSLY hit home... a LOT of my poems have been written from that place. The last one was entitled "Goodbye" http://wp.me/s1xUtA-goodbye

    You hit the nail on the head with this!

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  11. I once had a lot of experience with broken hearts... the last line is amazing.

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  12. Until you feel the rain falling on your cheeks... yes... accuracy, here.

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  13. Nice pen heaven... Great choice for a song I listen to in the dark a couple times myself. You can't heal a broken heart, it has to heal itself..

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  14. Thanks for visiting and I like the end of your poem.

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  15. Your poem took me back to days when my heart was breaking and rebuilding itself........love your last line.........

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  16. I love abandon too. And the rain.

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  17. a lot of people write for therapy

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  18. I loved this, especially the rain on the face. Beautiful.

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  19. stupid broken hearts!

    this was pretty heaven.

    like the song too. :)

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  20. I'm loving the pic you've chosen as today's illustration!

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  21. Like the last line. A true broken heart paralizes. I remember that.

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  22. simple lines yet so beautiful...

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  23. Tough stuff. I have no answers... well-penned

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  24. Sometimes all you can do is write it out of your system!

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  25. All you can do is . . give it time. I mean, can you remember the one before the one before the last one?

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    1. Ah ,Footesque..still keeping the ole l'epee razor sharp I see:)

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  26. So true. At least a broken heart makes good creative fodder!

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  27. Big hugs for a talented lady who feels thru her words

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  28. Fence it and move on. Beautiful writing though.

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  29. Hi Heaven, so sad it makes me think of some of my favorite songs that cut right to the heart.

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  30. smiles....i def appreciate this...and it helps to write it out...some....and the real trick is not to let the scars build up to where nothing gets out...nor nothing in

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  31. It's tough and you have to ride that wave of grief but once you hit the shore it's over.

    Don't mind Footsie , the last time he had a broken heart was when he discovered his girlfriend Marta Hari was a German spy. That was in WW1

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  32. Yes it is hard to move on..broken heart can never be mend..

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