Mitch Gundrum – How to Break a Heart


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To break a person’s heart, you must follow certain rules:
Don’t ever keep your word; always make them play the fool.
Always assume the worst, and end the Thing before it starts-
These are things that you must do, if you wish to break a heart.

It’s easy if you try, just lead them on like a stray dog,
then love will cloud their brain and leave them in a blissful fog:
Now’s the time to cut the line, and leave them in the dark.
If you can dash a dream, then you can surely break a heart.

Give them all they’ve ever wanted: a hand to hold; a smile; a friend.
Give them somebody to trust, someone to whom their heart they’d lend.
Then take it all away, leave them more empty than the start.
If you do this, I guarantee, that you will break their heart.

This poem is not for Pity, and it puts the blame on none.
This poem is not to compensate; the damage has been done.
Instead I hope you learn - don’t let your love fall apart -
There’s certain things you must not do, or you will break a heart

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