The heart doesn’t lie,
knows what’s to be done.
So though my lips sigh,
escape there is none.
The mind likes to drift,
on seas none can find.
Creating a rift,
‘tween body and mind.
Or is that the truth?
Could the opposite be?
The mind is the sleuth . . .
The heart out to sea?
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beautiful words :)
thank you :)
Thanks, Kurt! And now it’s time for me to stop procrastinating so I can quit sighing …
The heart doesn’t lie,
knows what’s to be done.
very true, very beautiful
It *is* true, isn’t it? We *know* it when we’re putting things off. ;)
I want to write something really cool to you – but I keep putting it off –
Love it! you have a gift!
Haha! We all like to procrastinate. Thank you! You are too kind.
Mitsuo, every day. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.
Poignant. Well done. This heart appreciated the temporary escape.
I’m glad the poem served *some* purpose, Elyse. ;)
Quite artistic, every writer should have it framed! I’m so bad at poetry…I’m still at the ‘cat sat on the mat’ stage.
You should try it! You might find yourself surprised. I didn’t think I could write poetry, either. Haven’t tried it much until recently… And there’s nothing wrong with “the cat sat on the mat!” Haha! :)
Thanks for commenting!
Very beautiful. And very true.
Thank you. Isn’t it?
You write such wonderful poems Jessica. I love the word, “sleuth.”
Thank you, Terri. It means the world to me that you read my stuff.
amazing. simply amazing!
xo- sincerely, whitney
Thank you, Whitney. :)
Good poem, Jess! Well done on this. :-)
Just tryin’ to keep up with you, Subhan. ;)
With this you’re not keeping up with me, but surpassing me, ;-)
I hardly think so. We write in different genres, that is all. :)
Yes, that’s true :-)
Interesting turnaround at the final paragraph, making me more confused, lol… what’s on my mind and in my heart? I give up sometimes. Nice one here, Jessica. this will be my food for thought for today… is it my mind or my heart that rules?
Sam, maybe it’s both!… Now I’m confused, too. ;) Thank you for reading and commenting.
I have read it a couple more times… so beautiful! and yes, being melancholic does not have to be a bad thing. This definitely makes me dig deeper into myself. still confused.. lol :D
your poems are at once confessional, lyrical, and symbolic … and like their author, beautiful. tony
dear tony, what a sweet thing to say. thank you. jess
Sleuth is a fine word. This one had a strong finish, I liked it.
Thank you, Heath. I’m still debating the middle stanza. Not sure I love the way it flows with the whole. But overall I’m happy with it. And, yes, the last two lines made me happy. Thanks for reading! Hope all is well with you and your little ones at home! :)
No judgement on the beginning, just for the record. Just really liked the end. Littles are doing great. Back to their birth weight already. I appreciate you checking in on them. Online community has been very encouraging…definitely adds to my life!
No, no. I didn’t feel you were judging the beginning. *I* am! Haha. I am always my own worst critic. So glad to hear everyone’s doing well :) And I feel the same way about my online community—which is something I didn’t expect!
A lovely thoughtful verse, almost like a haiku , love the pic you chose too, it really goes with your poem so well.
Thank you! I really loved it, too, though I must admit I tweaked the colors a bit before posting it. ;)
Beautiful poetry. Now when I procrastinate I think of that beautiful verse and maybe it will motivate me.
Thank you! I wrote it when I was procrastinating on other things I too was supposed to be doing. Alas, I think the time spent was worthwhile. ;)
Beautiful choice of words Jessica, what was your inspiration, i mean what was you thinking?
Thank you! That’s a good question. I guess I was just thinking about what it is—our hearts or our minds—that really rules the things we do and how we feel. We know we need to be doing something else, but something is holding us back. What? Why do we procrastinate?
Sometimes, for me, I think my heart and mind are actually the same all the time—they just don’t communicate very well.
Nice post, I think in general humans haven’t evolved enough to control the wondering mind, like I read one can direct our thoughts to move and arm, open your eyes, etc. so easily, but when we try direct our own minds like saying: “This has to be done” the mind goes, mmm, nah maybe later…
Thanks, Daniel. I don’t know if I agree our minds wander because we haven’t evolved enough, though. I think they wander because we *have* evolved. We are rational beings able to process multiple things at one time. We can rationally know we need to do something but emotionally know that our real priorities, our heart, lies elsewhere. It’s finding the balance between those two things, and prioritizing them in a way that truly reflects their importance in the “bigger picture,” that makes us different from robots or “less developed” things. It’s what makes us beautiful.
I like this, maybe both are true, and I think that’s more like it.
I think you’re right, that both are true. I’m glad you like it. :)
beautiful and true!
(ps, love your comment line: “An angel earns a pair of wings every time you comment”)
Haha. Thank you! I love it, too. It’s a fun twist to the usual “Leave a Reply”… And it makes angels happy, too! ;)
That’s a quirky way of telling people you prefer comments to likes. I honestly think people who “like” didnt really read the post …
It’s true many people go around “liking” posts without really reading them just to advertise their blog. I’m ashamed to say: I’ve done it. But in the end, that’s okay. I hope people like what I write; comments are nice, but life goes on either way.
I “like” too but I do read it (most of the times)
I always try to, too! thank you…