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A Heart Cannot be Broken
by Natasha Anne Rose Bowman

Monday, February 11, 2008
Rated "G" by the Author.
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A heart cannot be broken,
Itís a phrase without a cause,
Itís a detour from the hidden truth,
All decked in frilly gauze.

Its denial in a ribbon,
an excuse to stay in bed,
an imaginary sickness
we create within our heads.

If you slather on the margarine
And never eat your greens,
If you run the organ high and low
And pick apart its seams,

Thereís a chance that you could wear it down,
A chance your blood could clot,
But darling dearest, hear me true ,
Hearts cannot be distraught.

So wash your tearstained, ruddy face,
Just soap away the pain,
Turn the tap on to full blast
And rinse it down the drain.

Smile with the knowledge
That your heart is still intact,
Of the living, beating piece of you
That no-one can quite crack.

Causeí that song is on the radio
That always made you dance,
Your free of all confinements
And your feet just want to prance.

Thereís nothing deep inside you
Thatís destroyed beyond repair,
You may feel like youíre in a rut,
But who said life was fair?

Your systemsí working perfect,
So forget your tarnished soul,
If you never leave the house again
Its you whoís in a hole.

Just slide your feet into these shoes,
Weíll dance from front to back,
While the movement of our giddy feet


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Reviewed by Cynthia Buhain-Baello 3/30/2009

I like this very much, so light yet free, just like me.
Quite a state of the heart!

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 2/18/2008
Nicely done, Rolo. There's swinging and meaning to your verses. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 2/12/2008
Interesting, heartwarming piece with much optimism woven in....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by RaeLynn Teller 2/11/2008
When we write our words, we never know how they may touch a person.
This one kicked me in the butt.
A much needed kick in the butt.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/11/2008

well as both a hopeless romantic and a hopeless heart patient got to say I associated with this one a lot.

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 2/11/2008
what a great and fun write!--love it!!
Reviewed by Michelle Mead 2/11/2008
This was really fun, and you kept a good beat to your rhyme.
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