Dorothy Parker

(22 August 1893 - 7 June 1967 / Long Branch / New Jersey)

The Trusting Heart


Oh, I'd been better dying,
Oh, I was slow and sad;
A fool I was, a-crying
About a cruel lad!

But there was one that found me,
That wept to see me weep,
And had his arm around me,
And gave me words to keep.

And I'd be better dying,
And I am slow and sad;
A fool I am, a-crying
About a tender lad!

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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