5 Poems for the Broken Heart

Five special poems penned for Cosmo by Navkirat Sodhi, poetess, performer, and author, to talk about the quandary of a broken heart

Heartbreak can mean different things to different people…and no two souls experience it the same way. We get poetess, performer, and author, Navkirat Sodhi, to pen a series of five special poems for Cosmo—to talk about the quandary of a broken heart, and all that it may entail

 

Navkirat

 

Heartbreak One

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It's never the big things

But a tone

A glance

An abandoned missed call

A missing shoulder

A missing ear

An embrace with a void

The not turning up

The not standing up

The story that goes futile

The big things cause

Climate to change

The little ones

An avalanche of the heart

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Heartbreak Two

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When the heart breaks

And mine does so often

I pretend each piece

Is whole in itself

I feel I have more lives now

I've become the girl

With a million hearts

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Heartbreak Three

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Even when the heart shatters

Follow it

It just means you have

More options of paths

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Heartbreak Four

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All the noise

Of all the worlds

And all time put together

Is a screen of silence

In front of the sound

Of a breaking heart

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Heartbreak: Remedy

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I carry two hearts

A small one that beats within

A not so small one I live in

The small one is just a muscle

The large one is home

A home that shifts shape

From tent to tavern to dome

As time flies me by

I choose the travellers 

Who come and go

They can stay till they can see

The flight of my throne

The moment they begin

To reach for its wings

My large home opens

Its trained slippery doors