Poem - The Heart and Mind

I was made to love
Who do you think you are worthy of?
On this Earth I will roam
You should stay home
I have set myself free
You are lost at sea
I want to rush in
You only wish to sin
I don't want to hold back
It is discretion that you lack
I am a lover
You will never recover
I want to be completely open
Your misery will only deepen
I want to take a chance
Upon prudence you dance
I want a new romance
You don't live in France
I want to sing
Your delusion has taken wing
I want to paint
Why can't you show restraint?
I want nothing but passion
It's not the latest fashion
I am the key to life
You merely invite strife
I will soften the blows
You are weak as everyone knows
I will make words come alive
These things you merely contrive
I know what it is that I am
In the game of life you are a sacrificial lamb
Why do you stand in the way of joy?
You act as if love is a toy
Why do you remove my wings?
I am your mind and I tire of these things
But it is I who bears the pain
And I save you again and again
If I cannot love I will die
Why do you believe every lie?
Because that is why they call it chance
You and your childish notion of romance
You will have to trust me this time
It will only be another mountain to climb
But the journey will invigorate us both
It seems it only feeds cynicism's growth
Because you are afraid to give
All we ever do is try to forgive
Maybe you have discovered the secret
I don't have the heart to stand it
That is why I am here
I need you to draw me near
From our own cup we will drink
What will other people think?
We control our own mind
But it seems sadness is all we find
If I can live in sorrow why can't you?
Because I don't know what to do
Then trust that I am stronger than you know
I will then let your love show
Only then can we be whole
I am sorry for the passion I stole
Tonight we will begin our life again
Yes... tonight we will let love in

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Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

Great poem here. Nicely done.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you healing touch... I appreciate the kind remarks.


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CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

This is great, so many ways to read this! I seemed to see it as two lovers exploring and then again as one with his mind emploring...

Great stuff!!!

I love your posts my friend!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Cheyenne for your good cheer and I love your comments!


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Like the format of this poem and it was good to read it, interesting and it works well at carrying you along as you read it.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you 2uesday... glad you read and I appreciate the comment...


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acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

I enjoyed the different slant on your poem. You get better and better.Definitely voting up and pressing all those tabs.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you acaetnna... trying to keep from boring everyone with the same old same old... but then again it just sort of happens without any pre-planning...


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Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

Great dialogue between the two, I read it as a dialogue between two different people then it switched and fell so naturally as the heart and mind. You played with fear, strength, courage, need, and a wounded soul so badly needing to be set free as it needed to be safe from anything that would cause it harm. It reminded me of the same tortured soul of a victim of abuse wanting so badly to be loved and scared to death at the same time at what reaching out to anything might mean. Hoping against all hope that this one time might be the one right time to salvation and not leading further to the mind's further demise. But again...your words set off my imagination... Thank you for your hub. Voted up and beautiful!!!


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vrbmft 6 years ago from Yucaipa, California

I love dialogue. Conversations are so so wonderful no matter between whom. That does not sound right!! Anywho, there is a neurological dialogue that goes on between the "thinking brain" and the "feeling brain." So your poem is accurate neurologically!!

And I love poetry. Best read out loud. So for crying out loud keep poeting for us.

Good stuff

Vern


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Deborah Demander 6 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

The dichotomy of our soul. You express it exquisitely here.

Namaste.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Erin,

I appreciate your comments. In this case it was the heart telling the mind to come along and take another chance. It was the broken heart who was willing to be broken again because that is what it lives for....


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thanks Vern,

Glad I passed the Neurological check. I ran spell check but not that one! Ha... I'll be posting more... maybe more dialogue in the future but it has to happen naturally... I can't force it...


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Deborah... the inner struggles occur daily...

Namaste to you to...


Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

Interesting and original poem. I like the alternating between bold and regular lines. It reminds me of a questionnaire with the answers immediately following, only it tells a poetic story. Cheers.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thanks Doug,

I was trying to highlight the contrast...


scriber1 6 years ago

The ebb and flow of existence itself is only truly appreciated by those who seek not to measure it; rather to know it as a fully realized human. It is rewarding to watch and witness.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

scriber1,

Thank you for following me as you do... your comments deserve their own hub as you respond to creativity with creativity of your own...


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Nayothara 6 years ago

I read this as dialogues in own mind, in one persons deep mind conversations, when they struggling to make sense of what they do. Also I feel it can related to two people and the way they been dead honest to each other. It is always a battle to win one thought over the other of cause. Life goes on, and love and understanding needs to grow~ yes this is deep thoughts, I love the way it has written. This Hub makes your reader think and scratch their heads.

Bravooo~~~

Awesome!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Nayo... it is a struggle between prudence and recklessness... it can be with yourself and others... but we know that true passion can only be achieved by taking a chance and letting go... can you be so brave?


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Elefanza 6 years ago from Somewhere in My Brain

I like this because it seems to express the constant dilemma between what the heart wants of life and how the mind sees life. The struggle between the emotional side and the logical one. "From my head to my heart...seems so far away...so far apart," as one song lyric goes. This was very well written and I very much enjoyed it.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Elefanza,

Thank you for they nice words. There is a struggle and when you add the spiritual you have the braided mind (something I wrote elsewhere)... it all has to work for a human to be able to function but the heart is so strong isn't it? It is fearless and will risk all for the passion in life that logic cannot tame or experience...


scriber1 6 years ago

That's very kind SP.....and I hope my hubs themselves are equally rewarding....:>)


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

scriber1,

They all are... how could they not be? You always think deeply and poetically and you're able to quickly draw on your reservoir with my stuff so it makes sense that you would produce high quality when you take your time...


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KristenGrace 6 years ago from Philadelphia, PA

Very well written. One of my favorite poems I have read recently.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Kristen... I truly appreciate it...


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Skydweller 6 years ago from Kathmandu

nice poem... liked it!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Skydweller...


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M.A.Triggs 6 years ago from Everything Enigma

I really like this poem of yours.. Enjoyed it quite much ^_^ Wish I could write something of this caliber, but hey still trying :D Hey, can you take a look at my poem and see what you think???? But other than that, GREAT POEM, thumbs up from me! :)


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M.A.Triggs 6 years ago from Everything Enigma

Oh and if you ever do get a chance to read my poem it is Autumn Days oh How I love thee.. thanks again for the great poem!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you M.A.....

I'll check yours out but don't get in the trap of comparing yourself to anyone. When I first joined this hub I read a poem by Ralwus and became a bit demoralized. We communicated and with encouragement from him I just remembered I have my own style and I continued on with it. Art is not a contest. It is about our emotions and if you are honest in what you say then the reader will accept your work... I think that is the secret.


pchung74 6 years ago

I enjoyed the poem. I think it would work well on stage, either as two people playing as heart and mind or simply as lovers, or as one person alternating between his/her heart and mind.


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

pchung,

That would be interesting... I need to come up with more lines so it wouldn't end so quickly... but I think this argument takes place all the time in one way, shape or form...


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stars439 6 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Very lovely. GBY


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anvi mehta 6 years ago from india

the poem is really good...

even i write poems and have just joined this hub..

hope i can do good too..


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you stars for reading and commenting....


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you anvi mehta.... I'm quite sure you will do good too! Just tell us what you think and say it with your heart....


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MrGagandeep Singh 6 years ago

the poem is really very good sir.. i have just joined this page and this is my first topic i'm reading on this hubpage and believe this is very fantastic poem you have done a great job sir ,i mean what we people experience everyday internally you just define all that in words... Congratulations Sir..


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you MrGagandeep,

I'm glad you joined hubpages and it is my honor to have been your first read work. There are many great pieces in the poetry section and I encourage your check the others out.... I have had the conversation between my heart and mind before so it was only natural for me to write this...


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pennyofheaven 6 years ago from New Zealand

Powerful messages within the passages of your poetry. Yes lets love in! Thank you!


Justsilvie 6 years ago

I love the message and agree!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you penny for stopping by and letting love in!


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The Suburban Poet 6 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Justsilvie... this one seems to resonate with people...


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Beautifully done. Voted up marked, awesome and beautiful.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@pmccray - thank you for commenting and being so nice...


JadedLove 5 years ago

This is absolutely lovely. I used to try to explain what i felt. With or without words behind the actions i made. So hard it was to disguise the pain, when truly i was searching for something more than just a reason. Love is hope in my eyes. Words like these bring a smile to my heart reminding me there is always a way to hope and love. Thank you for sharing. Johnny Love


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Johnny - thanks... this one just say's the heart don't care... the heart is going in no matter what the cost.... and it will drag the mind along everytime.


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shara63 4 years ago from Delhi

beautiful poem with an amazing debate ...where in the reslut is- 'Love wins'! ...........well done 'The Suburban Poet !


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you shara63!

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