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The heart wants what it wants

Updated on December 19, 2016
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Kulsum Afia is my pen name. I am currently doing my MD residency. I write only on topics that inspire me. Hope you enjoy my work !

The heart wants what it wants,

But what is it that it really wants?

It skips a beat at the sight of you,

It also races at the sight of you.

It waits incessantly for you for days on end,

When you come, it doesn’t really it pretends.

Remember them in your prayers when you pray,

Honour the guests of your heart they say.

Guests? But they are here to stay,

For its been more than a year and a day.

The demons that it fights day in and day out,

The waves of emotion so profound,

The lamp of hope that it refuses to burn out,

The anxiety that creeps in making it doubt.

It is happy that the dreaded year is finally coming to a close,

It also wonders what the coming year within it beholds.

Standing at the cusp of fulfilling all its dreams,

The burden of expectations that it lies under,

The trying to please everyone no matter,

The hopes and dreams it is willing to surrender.

It wants to forgive and forget,

Move on and let go,

But the shackles of the past,

And the memories it tries to away cast,

Seem to last, forever last.

The heart wants what it wants,

But what is it that it really wants?

© 2016 Kulsum Afia


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      Kulsum Afia 

      20 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you ! :)

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      23 months ago

      These are the thoughts which everyone of us comes through when our heart desires for something, which at times leave us in confusion when we tries to know whether it really wanted for that.

      Very beautifully written.

      Good work.

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      23 months ago

      Amazing! I can imagine you reading it with all emotions :-)

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      23 months ago

      Beautifully written.

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      naina fathima 

      23 months ago

      beautifully written :) . heart is always confused. it says it doesnt want something when deep down it prays that it does happen!!

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      23 months ago from India,bangalore

      "Heart wants what it wants, what does it really want?" Oh how we would kill to know the answer for that. Although its quite clear what our heart's desire but the things it desires often leave us all confused and muddled.

      Beautiful piece of work and Welcome to hubpages :)


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