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

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A Very Short Song

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.

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003


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  • Anna Boukna (3/27/2014 12:33:00 PM)

    This poem is so catchy and it indicates that everywhere you go, you hearts bound to be broken so watch out everybody just kidding! ;)

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  • Jemima Rivas (3/18/2014 7:51:00 AM)

    And that i think is worse This is a wonderful poem it's timeless

  • Sai Vijaya Mahalakshmi (3/15/2014 3:20:00 AM)

    Its not just a poem ever lasting history experience of every human in certain age and stage, Dorothy Parker understood the worse on the name of the Love. The poet is most eligible for more regards and appreciation in my long words to the very short but sweet and hot poem

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/7/2013 9:04:00 AM)

    Brittle hearts are meant to break
    With love or feelings betrayed

  • Aditi Magotra (3/23/2013 7:50:00 AM)

    parker was an ineffable poet!

  • Carlos Echeverria (3/14/2013 10:54:00 AM)

    Dorothy Parker possessed such a sharp wit
    that before she opened mouth
    people would laugh out-loud
    anticipating a marvelous quip

  • Sylva Portoian (11/2/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    Simple and clear...
    Real Hearty Rhyme
    How can't be dear...!

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:06:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them.

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them.

  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (2/27/2012 10:05:00 AM)

    Parker is a classic artist of poetry - her style is readable and can easily understood by readers. She has a talent for adding wit and humor in her poems. This is one of them.

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