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Not all broken hearts can heal

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished 10 months ago 1 min read
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He saw a beautiful garden

Colourful flowers

Pleasant fragrances

He inspected every flower

Down to minute details

Strived to find perfection

At long last, he found two

A red Rose and

An orange Lily

Fascinated with the Rose

He returned to the garden

Every day to look at the Rose

He had to see the Rose

Inhale its fragrance

Admire its beauty

He was obsessed with the Rose

Too much to the point that

He destroyed it

He plucked the Rose

Pulled out its petals

Crushed them in his palm

Let it drop to the ground

Stomped on them

Its fragrance still lingered

On his palm mixed

With his blood from

Being injured by

The thorns of the Rose


He moved on to the Lily

The Lily was safe

He wasn't obsessed with it

Learned from the mistake

That happened with the Rose

He wouldn't let it repeat with the Lily

He then had the audacity

To return to the Rose

Picked its petals from the ground

Tried to turn it into a bloom again

But what's done was done

The Rose would never be whole again

And it would never be his
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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

My mental health decline brought along a lot of Darkness and I embraced it. This Darkness flows out in the form of Horror Stories and Dark Poetry 🖤

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  • Donna Foxa day ago

    Wow Dharrsheena, I love the symbolism in this poem and the message behind it! Once a heart has been broken it can't always be fixed. I guess this was a case of caring/ loving something too much! Funny how it can happen in real life like this too!

  • Wow 😮 That was Awesome ✨ ❤️😉

  • Ooh, very intriguing! His obsession drove him too far. He wanted too much of a "perfect" thing. Excellent piece!

  • Dawn Salois6 months ago

    This is so impactful and powerful! Wonderfully done!

  • JoAnn Ryan6 months ago


  • Gina C.7 months ago

    This is so beautifully done; tragic yet truthful! I loved the part - amidst all the poetically beautiful phrases - where you said “he had the audacity”… it was like a little fiery spark 🥰 🔥 Well done!!

  • Poppy the Poet8 months ago

    Beautiful poem! Great perspectives

  • Amy Hall8 months ago

    I enjoyed reading this piece, well done! I subscribed to you! I am just starting out and would very much like if you have time to read some of my work and if you like it please subscribe! I look forward to reading more of your work!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby8 months ago


  • SJ Covey8 months ago

    wow, you are so very gifted. thank you for sharing this

  • Gideon 6ix8 months ago

    Great poem- fascinating tragedy- thank you for sharing!

  • Novel Allen8 months ago

    Hey Dhar. How are you doing. Been a while since you published. Hope all is well with you. Loved your poem. Love and loss. There is always hope for newness and reconstruction.

  • Manisha Dhalani9 months ago

    Love this!

  • Kat Thorne9 months ago

    Great piece! Love how the metaphor could apply to so many situations.

  • Stella Yan9 months ago

    Inspiring indeed!

  • Axel Postmus9 months ago

    Amazing metaphors!

  • Chezney Martin9 months ago

    So much meaning beneath the surface - definitely resonated strongly as someone that has experienced another's selfishness. Superb

  • Denise Larkin9 months ago

    A lovely heart-warming poem and visually beautiful with your words. I like the way you used the rose as your metaphor. Brilliant and clever story.

  • I love your work, Dharrsheena! <3

  • Catherine Kenwell9 months ago

    Stupid guy. 😕❤️

  • Unbounded Soul9 months ago

    sad but still heart-touching poem!

  • Daniel L. Bacon9 months ago

    Amazing. This reminds me of a terrible illustration that went around the churches when purity culture was rife in the 90s that compared all women to roses and that if they are handled too much they bruise and die and no one will want them anymore. But you turn it on its head and focus on the one picking the rose instead of admiring it from its place of health and loving it where it belongs. Beautifully written. Well done on earning the top story.

  • Very well written poem with a lot of meaning.

  • C. H. Richard9 months ago

    So many lessons in this prose. Lovely ❤️

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