Treasure Island

Valerie Dohren

(13 January 1947 / Southport)

Broken Heart (Sonnet)


I found a broken heart the other day
So torn it was, it took my breath away
The noise it made was palest ever pink
It’s beating just as but the weakest blink

I wondered who once owned this precious thing
Was it by pauper, poet, or by King -
No matter, for it’s all the same I deem
Whoever that poor owner might have been

For poverty or wealth bears no effect
Upon this broken heart with its defect -
A heart is still a heart, it must be said
With care and tender love it should be fed

I rescued it and held it to my breast
That it may lie content and be at rest

Submitted: Friday, February 28, 2014
Edited: Friday, February 28, 2014

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  • Joseph Anderson (3/12/2014 1:53:00 PM)

    Val-today is my 89 birthday and I shall indulge myself with more of your excellant offerings, this
    one included. I love your sonnets (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (3/11/2014 9:44:00 AM)

    A lovely sympathetic poem for a broken heart. So good to rescue and held in the breast..... moved (Report) Reply

  • * Sunprincess * (3/9/2014 12:44:00 AM)

    .......ohhh this is so beautiful and so imaginative....I absolutely love this one....it is a wonderful sweet poem...and you give me a big smile... (Report) Reply

  • Roger Bussey (3/2/2014 11:46:00 AM)

    What a lovely poem, and written in the true sonnet format as introduced to this country by William Shakespeare. Well written... (Report) Reply

  • Terry M (3/1/2014 7:16:00 PM)

    The heart was lucky you found it. And in reading your poem, so are we. (Report) Reply

  • Sandra Feldman (3/1/2014 1:17:00 AM)

    What a beautiful poem and gesture. You would do a charitable and tender thing like that. It is truly a sad and sweet poem al in one, . So well written and touching that you can feel the broken rhythm of the unfortunate heart. (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/28/2014 1:34:00 PM)

    A Wonderful Sonnet. Very true said, a heart is a heart whether be of king, or pauper or a poet.
    Beautiful lines says it all.....
    A heart is still a heart, it must be said
    With care and tender love it should be fed....Loved reading each lines. Thanks for sharing with us. (Report) Reply

  • Dinesh Nair (2/28/2014 10:20:00 AM)

    The gesture of kindness shown was remarkable Valerie. As there are a few of us who can understand, sympathise and reciprocate, these broken hearts will beat again. A fine poem Val. (Report) Reply

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