Heart and mind conflict inside

As I sit in the corner – terrified

No place to run, no place to hide

I watch as yin and yang collide


The mind craves power

The mind craves control

Logic and reason for every hour

Constant restraint for the soul 



The heart desires expression

The heart desires freedom

Only room for rash emotion

Let fly ‘till kingdom come



Fight away, fight away

Bicker and argue ‘till break of day

Try to keep them both at bay

Yet the war goes on its own way



Enough I say.

Enough I say!

  • Author: Stormy Day (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 10th, 2011 15:23
  • Comment from author about the poem: A tribute to the endless struggle between the heart and mind, reason vs. irrational emotion.
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 73
  • Users favorite of this poem: Cheeky Missy
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  • dbremner

    Really well written!

    • StormyDay

      Many thanks. ^-^

    • Cheeky Missy

      Delightful, for all the ugliness of the've expressed it excellently....and the image is only too fitting! And l love how you've victimized ourselves, caught in the perpetual battle between the two....which ever is stronger for the moment....doesn't usually heart win out? Jane Austen dealt with that issue, especially, I think, in her novel Persuasion. I enjoyed this!!

      • StormyDay

        Thank you, very well put. You've grasped excellently the message conveyed. The image is meant to be ironic, just for fun.

      • jerrypat

        Constant battle lines drawn each and every day. Shall we fire from this volley and crush the mindset or drop a live bomb into the heart of the matter?

        I brought violence into the equation because it feel like violence as we attempt to balance one with the other sometimes.

        Good poetry.

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