A broken heart
is better than a bruised one.
Once broken,
it would harden
as it heals.

Once broken
it will love less
Trust less
but still beat.

A bruised heart is different.

Once bruised,
it would bleed
with every beat.

Once bruised,
it would love
(even though it hurts)
it will trust
(even though it is injured)

A broken heart is better than one that is bruised.

I’d rather have a hardened heart
than a bleeding one.
A beating heart
than a throbbing one.

A heart that is mine rather than yours.