Broken Hearts

Broken Hearts

I said good-bye to you tonight
What else could I do?
They found the body
Buried her right
—And I walked out on you.

Rosy and blooming, her heart full of joy
A loving girl she’d been
Until the night that she gave birth
And they took away her boy
—And I lost faith in men.

In hurt and anger the turmoil raged
She set out to destroy
That which took what had been hers
The switch was made, the hearts engaged
—All I wanted was my boy.

Weighted down by years of rot
Too twisted to break free
The skeletons of our souls entwined
Through the pain the mind forgot
—That broken heart was me.

© 11 March 2006 Suzanne McClendon


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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4 Responses to Broken Hearts

  1. Truly made my day. Absolutely breath-taking.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Thank you, Sis. 🙂

      I am glad that it made your day and that you like it. During the month of October, I will be posting poems for the OctPoWriMo challenge. There will be new poems as well as some old ones posted. Have a blessed weekend!


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