Sunday, June 14, 2015

And the struggle continues...

The eternal war goes on and on...
The fight between the heart and mind,
Neither wins, when one loses,
That's how fate has them designed!

'tis the heart that knows it all,
And yet it lies so quiet and still,
As if it is loath to speak,
Accede to an inordinate will.

The mind so restless,
Brimming over with thoughts,
Rationalising and filtering,
Battling it out with the heart.

The heart tugs at the core of the mind,
While the mind knocks at the wit of the heart,
One gentle, the other ruthless, 
Until one has torn the other apart.

In being foes, they are allies still,
The heart enriching the soul when it wins,
The mind protecting the heart with his,
And yet the conflict continues within!













25 comments:

  1. Between the heart and the mind, the poor ME, sandwiched. :)

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  2. Aah! The eternal conflict between the heart and the mind. The heart has its reasons which reason knows not!

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  3. Oh I can so relate to this as my head and mine seem to be in conflict A LOT! ;) And yes, the heart does know it all doesn't it? Only the mind thinks it does! ;) <3

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    1. Oh it does for all of us Elly! You said it so well!

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  4. This is surely an eternal battle.
    I have nominated you to 'Share Love' at Points To Ponder

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    1. Awww...that's so sweet! Thank you sweetie!

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  5. The eternal story woven wonderfully...the conflict continues.

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  6. That is just so true. I've written on this in prose, and these were my thoughts exactly, except yours are more crisply penned and much better expressed!

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    1. Leave me the link here..would love to go through your thoughts..

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  7. A perennial conflict it is! And yet the truth lies somewhere in the middle of that conflict, it seems. Nicely penned, Titli!

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  8. Sometimes though, when the heart and mind align, that harmony is so beautiful to watch and aspire to, on a regular basis :) Lovely verses, Titli.

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    1. Ah! that would be the ideal situation...totally win-win! thanks Shailaja!

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  9. Very interesting. The heart and the immd. tussle !! Enjoyed reading it.

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  10. You really have a way with words. This is so wonderfully put. - Neither wins when one loses - wonderfully thought and written.

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  11. Guess they both protect each other but keep conflicting too. Well written

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  12. Amazing poem!
    P.S. Have you done something with the layout of the blog? It's looking nicer now! :)

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    1. Finally someone noticed! Yeah! I did play around a bit with making the blog a little cleaner! It had become quite cluttered! Thanks Mithila!

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  13. It's so true how the heart and the mind are in eternal conflict with each other and still in unison with each other. The poem touches the heart and explores conflict that lies within.

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