I see how heartbreak teaches more of life
Even though it’s a lesson we all loath
And I wonder why God decided
Broken hearts are a necessity for real growth.
Wouldn’t the world be so much happier
If learning came from love and success
We’d learn to protect what mattered
In place of mourning denied access.
Were heartbreaks always of this sort
Or did our elders know relationships better
Their learning of heartbreaks and pain
Are they left behind in some open letter?
I’d want to learn why heartbreaks are hard
Harder than physical pain
When relationships are life’s one part
Heartbreaks mustn’t have this much gain.
Insignificant are the pains of the heart
In the larger map of life
But when they make an appearance
All else ends up a strife.
So tell me, if one of you knows
Why heartbreaks are of such scale
Even with the realization of life’s larger rules
This phase is painfully pale.