Prose - The Genius Heart

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The genius heart
Restless in repose
Sighing as it waits
The thorn pricks the rose
As the world intrudes
It drowns in its own blood
Logic the lifeline it rejects
Preferring the rising flood
Of pain and sorrow
Never counting a blessing
Unable to satiate itself
In constant need of caressing
Will the mind rule
As it refuses to relent
Will the heart play the fool
And always give its consent?
The genius heart
In glorious suffering
Perfect form
Dignified cantering
Tomorrow’s promise
Today’s hope
The genius heart
Will forever cope
And always walk
Towards its oasis
Even in delusion
With no basis
For expectation
Yet in the waiting
Its sad life
Impatiently creating
Teary eyed
Seeing life as art
And art as life
The genius heart
Lives as it dies
In love alone
A solitary romance
Uncaring what was sown
Unwilling to listen
Ready to conceive
Living even for a moment
Will it always believe?

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HattieMattieMae 5 years ago from Limburg, Netherlands

Such a nice form of written artwork! :)


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

Thank you Hattie.


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Jason R. Manning 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

This is an exception piece you wrote. Very relevant, very timely. Not only is this good food for thought, but your poem should be read on each major holiday for reflection and consideration of what we are focused on in our own lives. Voted up, awesome and beautiful. Be blessed.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Jason - Thanks man. It was just something I thought of after I was listening to a song I love... I found myself getting a bit choked up for some reason and started to think about the heart and how it can "see" art in a way the mind cannot.


PenMePretty 5 years ago from Franklin

Voted: Awesome! I love this poem. "sighing as it waits"...

wonderful lines.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@PenMePretty - Thank you!


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Teylina 5 years ago

Awesome - especially if one has ever known someone truly in this category; "genius heart" - never heard it put that way, but it's sad--poignant perhaps, depending on circumstances. Beautiful.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Teylina - Thank you! It's funny now that some time has passed and I look at the title and I wonder where that came from. But it is the heart that waits and endures....

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