From one heart to another

I don’t really know much about love

Things about the heart, I know a few

I know that they jump and get trapped in your throat

And they change shades from grey to blue



They thud in fear, in excitement and with nerves

They collide with the rib walls when they grow too huge

They can process thoughts as fast, as any smart brain

And plot schemes of deception and subterfuge



A heart once lost is hard to find

It can’t be replaced with one which is new

A broken one holds a million jagged pieces

Which you can’t just tape up with superglue



The ones that do mend, keep all the scars

They need people who really care

They need time and patience and lot of love

And a chance to win battles fair and square



When I recognize those hearts, that stutter in pain

I try to soothe all their despair and their fear

I allow mine to teach them how to beat again

And let them know that I’m always here



If I could tell their tormentors just one thing

I’d say every heart is connected to another

That every heart shares the experience with a second

And if you break one, you hurt the other



The next time you break another heart- anyone’s- someone’s

I don’t think you’ll get away quite so soon

You’ll remember then, what I said about hearts sharing

Because it might just be- that that someone loves you


Published by: Abby

Abha is a final-year law student; She's a trainee family law advocate, a virtual speaker on sexual violence and a volunteer at the local legal aid cell. She enjoys listening to indie rock, reading romantic thrillers and eating Chinese food. She also loves her dog, but suspects her dog isn't too thrilled about that.

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