Heart and Mind

He says he wants to move,

But she’s afraid to go.

He begs and pleads  for her to follow his lead,

But she can’t shake the burdensome worry that beguiles her.

His motives are pure, he wants them both to be happy.

She wants to make him happy, but forces beyond her control keep her from following.

He waits with her.

Together they wait.

He brings it up no more.

She sees that he is right.

She knew he was always right.

If she could, she would follow him to the ends of the unknown,

She would face her biggest fears.

But reason holds her back.

He tries to be content;

He tries to hide his pain.

Staying with her is more important;

He couldn’t leave her if he tried.

Conflict overwhelming,

Who would have thought that these are the happenings

Of the lovers: Heart and Mind?


13 thoughts on “Heart and Mind”

  1. I. Love. This.!!! Recently, I wrote a poem about my heart and mind. I’m “living” this poem, in a way. I followed my heart and married my ex-husband; moved my kids to Texas to join him; and now, we’re miserable. Well, HE seems happy, but ever since I’ve been here, I’ve struggled in getting my mind to align with my heart…conversations between them EVERY day, translated by tears. [sigh]

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    1. It’s an uphill battle trying to get them to agree. Which do you think is more important to follow? I’m sorry about your situation; however, there’s always hope for change. I don’t think your family should be miserable, and I hope it gets easier for you.

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    2. Thank you. Right now, I’m bawling because I’m writing. Actually, I’ve been holding back from writing, which could be part of the problem, but I’m not sure I want to be “known” right now, so I might create an anonymous site just to work through some things. We’ll see.

      I’m leaning more towards my heart because I thought it was in line with God’s heart, but now…I’m not sure yet.

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    3. I understand completely. I felt the same way about a year ago when I was working through things, then I realized poetry is the perfect way to express my emotion while still maintaining privacy of my personal life. It’s hard working through things; be encouraged. God is in control. I’ll be keeping you and your family in prayer!

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