Fragile

Photo of a large envelope labelled FRAGILE, which has been bent and folded. Caption reads: "You knew my heart was fragile."

Fragile poem by Iris Carden

You knew my heart was fragile
yet you broke it.
You knew the word would hurt
yet you spoke it.

All that I ever had
you just took it.
I sent you all my love 
you forsook it.

Now, though bent and broken
I carry on.
I am so much stronger
now you are gone.


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By Iris Carden

Iris Carden is an Australian indie author, mother, grandmother, and chronic illness patient. On good days, she writes. Because of the unpredictability of her health, she writes on an indie basis, not trying to meet deadlines. She lives on a disability support pension now, but her ultimate dream is to earn her own living from her writing.

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