Life is brief
And it sure can be hard
But if I had one bit of advice
I’d say, ‘give it your heart’.
There will be pain
There will be tears
Things will change
And with that comes changing fears.
Your heart will get broken
And you’ll break hearts too
That’s what happens to hearts
Who are brave enough to
Put their heart out there
For another to be seen
Or bare their cares
In pursuit of a dream.
Who give themselves to hope
Who give themselves to love
Yes, your heart will get broke
And that can be a dark road.
But each time your heart breaks
You’re learning something too
Where your passions lie
And who has feelings for you.
What you want to put yourself in
What’s calling to your soul
Who or what puts a spark in
Your heart and makes it whole.
You are searching for connection
With others and this world
There are times for your heart’s protection
But other times it needs to be hurled.
Into this world and its madness
Into others and their dreams
Yes, there will be sadness
But it is our feelings that separate us from machines.
When your heart gets broke
Yes, let it heal
But never lose hope
In the much bigger deal
Between you and this life
And what to you is real
And what for you is right
Learning to trust what you feel.
Don’t get too disheartened
As you walk through pain
For pain is just a feeling
Present in growth and change.
Each time your heart breaks
It’s teaching you deeper love
Maybe you’d too many fears
Maybe you couldn’t fully trust.
Maybe it’s on them
But maybe it’s something in you
Heartbreaks are guide posts my friend
Calling you toward deeper love too.
Toward deeper connection with yourself
Toward deeper connection with this world
And that life is not just about success
But learning to love in its twist and turns.
Learning to know yourself
To love yourself deeper too
Learning to love the journey
And to love others journeys too.
I try put my heart in everything I do
That’s how, I, choose to live
And I’ve felt my heart break as things fell through
But that’s just teaching me where to give.
Heartbreak teaches you to love better
It teaches you to love more
And I will love again
There’s nothing more sure.
Give your heart to this world
I don’t think there’s any other way
Make your feelings known
And in your feelings, feel okay.
Rejoice in sharing your feelings
Feel okay when those feelings aren’t shared
We’re all on a journey of discovery
For which none of us are really prepared.
Know others have their fears too
Their own experiences of this world
And they might be scared too
Of the heart that you’ve hurled
But that shouldn’t prevent you
Remaining true to what you feel
And heartbreak tells you
Your feelings are very real.
Learning how you manage them
Therein lies the key
And in every heartbreak I’ve experienced
That’s been the learning for me.
If you can dance in the rain
Believing better days will come
Maintain hope in pain
Then I’d like to see you when there’s sun.
Yes, you will get hurt
But above all, you’ll really feel
And heartbreak just comes with the turf
In the search for something real.
Life is brief
And it will leave you scarred
But if I’d one bit of advice
I’d say, ‘give it, give it your heart’.
© Daniel Breslin