The Battle

The silence fills the temples of my brain
so that it roars with the consistency of you.
Your echo reaches into the walls
the ones you navigate so well through
and in them, continue your empire.

Sometimes out into the butterflys of the air
I say,
” You’re dead, you died, you’re gone.”
The power of convincing is a strong weapon
and I have my heart arms around it tightly.

The windows cloud with discontent,
upset at you for making my thoughts
distinct repeats
while
my heart on the other hand
holds hands with yours
and says
” You’re alive, you live, you are here.”

A battle between two things
that are within
two feet of existence of one another,
the head and the heart.
How does one make them best friends?

 

12 comments on “The Battle

  1. You cannot always unify the heart and mind. Your heart, valuable though it is, is flawed. It knows what it feels, but cannot rationalize, cannot reason, cannot evaluate the factors that cause you pain. Your mind can quickly do the calculations that say, “Heart, don’t be a fool. I have calculated that what you desire will lead to certain pain and suffering.” But the heart doesn’t have ears and won’t listen.

    It’s a rare circumstance when the heart and mind agree. That’s how you know when you’ve found “the one.”

    Until then, forge forward and be your heart’s armor.

    And talk to those that will listen without judgment, advise without bias and care without contact. 🙂

    • Lively Life says:

      Gee, you can make things so simple. Perhaps they were already simple in the first place but you make me see that simplicity. Thank you once again for your words. I am interested at the mention of ‘ the one’. That’s when the heart and head unite? Curious I am.
      And I think I have those types of people in my life, I just have to actually talk to them openly!

      • I think when your head and heart both agree, you have the best of both worlds. And yes, sometimes the right person is right underneath our nose, and we fail to see him/her. It’s a movie cliché, to be sure, but I think there’s a lot of truth to that.

        We tend to see someone that we connect with on multiple levels as not perfect in a particular way, so, not wanting to “settle” in that area, we pass on all the other positive qualities to keep looking… Life is a game of compromise.

      • Lively Life says:

        Very true. It reminds meof how this: ” Why haven’t you done the dishes??’ is said before : ‘ Oh, you washed the windows and mopped the floors! Awesome!’ The negative always seems to get noticed first– not neccessiarly with people, actually completely the opposite with people. But that in the end it seems to matter most- the bad parts of someone and the bad actions of someone, versus the good and whole intentions. Compromise. What a large large actuality to hold and commit too! Yes, in life I agree it to be.

      • All I can say is BRAVO. You do an amazing job looking at what I say and really understanding and synthesizing it. 🙂

  2. “The power of convincing is a strong weapon
    and I have my heart arms around it tightly.”

    that is my favorite part, i love this so much.

  3. Vivek says:

    That is what the aim of a human body is…”to unite the Heart and the Mind!”
    If they are united, you are probably dead!

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