Sadly they’re wrong who say, ‘Hearts never break.’
Yes, hearts can break too, like a donkey’s back
When troubled with more pain than they can take.
Under shattering blows all hearts will crack.
Think of your true love’s honeyed words to you
(You’re standing on the top floor balcony):
‘Ah, my beautiful, if you only knew
How much I love!—how much you mean to me!’
He gives your mouth a kiss to make you fly,
Frisking his fingers through your bits and bobs,
Then lifts you off your feet until you cry,
‘STOP! Put me down!’ And then your sweetheart lobs
You over the balcony railing like a ball.
Thus ends the tale. Your heart breaks as you fall.