Poets & Poetry

Broken heart

by Jyoti Bagh (21)
Biswanath College, Sonitpur, Assam

Tears of blood fall from my broken heart
I never thought we would be apart.
When you held me you said “forever”
Now that you’re gone I know you meant “never”.
Saying you love me with that look in your eye
And that was a cold-hearted lie.
Your tender touch, a soft kiss
Two things about you I will miss.
As I sit here thinking about you,
My face is wet with tears past due.
I should’ve cried a long time ago
But I loved you so.
I know they say love is blind,
But I had only you on my mind.
A hurt so deep it cuts like a knife,
But wounds heal and I’ll go on with my life.

Published in the January 2017 issue of The Teenager Today.