Dorothy Parker

Long Branch / New Jersey
Dorothy Parker
Long Branch / New Jersey
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A Very Short Song

Rating: 3.7
Once, when I was young and true,
Someone left me sad-
Broke my brittle heart in two;
And that is very bad.

Love is for unlucky folk,
Love is but a curse.
Once there was a heart I broke;
And that, I think, is worse.
COMMENTS
child 14 October 2020
this comment section is dramatic. can tell ya'll are english teacherts or old poepl
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Juliet Languedoc 26 July 2020
Oh how sad. But the world is mixed.
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Alejandro Enrique 06 May 2020
@Tqhat happened to me VERY LONG nights ago, on a very grey&blue afternoon
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Linda Robertson 06 April 2020
This is a favorite poem of mine. She uses the right words and is so succinct.
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Riza Braholli 07 August 2019
a beautiful sadness... thank you for sharing with us... by dr. Riza
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maddi 20 May 2019
thats really short and specific and im in 8th grade i love poems
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Hassan Hayati 04 February 2019
very brave to admit, many of people do not dare, and ignore the others' feeling very easy.
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Practicing Poetess 04 February 2019
Both are bad- - Heartbreak, and breaking another's heart. Well- penned by Dorothy Parker, who certainly knew her material (read her Bio through.)
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tom billsborough 04 February 2019
A Poetic gem from a much underrated poet. Dorothy Parker's incisive mind is one of my greatest delights in modern literature. sadly i think she chose men with less care than her words. But a quite unforgettable woman.
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