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The Battle Within

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The Battle Within

A constant battle rages between my heart and mind.
The stress of my decision the devil himself must have assigned.
"Your health and sanity are in jeopardy" screams my brain.
"Don't dare let him go" shrieks my heart in agonizing pain.  

My heart says:
"He's the one for you, you never felt this way before
You ache when away from him, he's the one that you adore.
Be patient with him for in time he will change his ways
Just remember the good times and how he sets your senses ablaze."

My brain says:
"In the years that you have known him, you haven't seen a change.
He's still insecure and jealous, doesn't that seem a little strange.
He believes what he wants to believe and thinks you are a liar.
You let your self become a target and he does not hesitate to fire." 

My heart says: 
"He's been through a lot, just show him the strength of your love.
One day he realize you stood by him when push came to shove.
What if he is my soul-mate.......is that not worth the fight?
Just follow me, 'your heart' and everything will be all right."

My brain says:
"There should be no shoving, insane questioning and childish games.
He would never hurt you and make you cry if he loves you like he claims.
No matter how much you reassure him, he can't seem to get past his issues
He acts like your judge and jury, you'll be forever crying in wad of tissues. 
 
My heart says:
"But don't you see, I'll be crying anyway, I will be broken and beyond repair.
I promised him that I would never let him go, to give up on love seems so unfair.
People search all their lives for that one special person, I truly believe he's mine!
If we can get beyond this madness I know we can once again be on cloud nine."

My brain says:
"Then buck up, stop your tears and for my sanity don't take any more crap.
You're too damn soft hearted, stop letting yourself fall into a turbulent emotional trap.
Life is too short to be unhappy even for a day, I know on this point we both agree.
Just continue to give your all and try your best......... what will be, will be!


"Sometimes it lasts in love but sometimes it hurts instead." ~Adele~

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  1. Date: 9/3/2012 12:10:00 AM
    excellent write Cecilia!!!! I can relate with your poem...thanks for your nice comment on my poem "My Tortured Heart"..have a nice day!!! (^_^)

  1. Date: 5/22/2012 6:19:00 PM
    i love love love love love love this piece,,, its so emotional and true. on a scale of 1-10 i give it a 1000

  1. Date: 4/30/2012 5:36:00 PM
    How does that old song go ( He sang the song as if he new me) This is a tune too many of us know only this time it's you telling what we know and experience. Kudoes my friend I feel like I looked into a mirror of my life in many ways. Huggs TLee

  1. Date: 2/24/2012 12:02:00 AM
    I always went along thinking that people were basically the same, and like me. A few heart breaks later… then I woke up… thanks to a book my best friend gave me. It’s by Bob Phillips and Kimberly Alyn “How to deal with annoying people” Take care and be well.

  1. Date: 2/17/2012 5:07:00 PM
    I had this poem marked as a Fav..And didn't leave any comments? It has alot of heart in it.<3 (o: X-celent poem!

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 1:20:00 PM
    Powerful write, my friend - we've all been there! Many congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 2/5/2012 5:47:00 AM
    Great poem. I love rhymes. They are so underated in poetry.

  1. Date: 1/31/2012 1:53:00 AM
    So right the last line Que sera sera, I believe somthings cannot change and we have to deal with them as they come along what doesn't kill you makes you stronger so they say, I am entering a Mrs Atlas contest next I think cos I'm not dead yet. Enjoy the heart but listen to the brain as well xx

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 9:01:00 PM
    The brain here is mostly right, sweetie. I hope this is not so true in your life! Good write on the conflict inside!!

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 2:16:00 PM
    YES,what will be,will be - sometimes it goes well - sometime not. SMILE :)a happy heart live longer! oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 11:06:00 AM
    That is a raging battle indeed. For us men, often the libido comes along and slays both the heart and brain - lol. I loved the dichotomy at play here and the rhyming and flow were terrific. This was an enjoyable read and I did feel like a witness to a battle. I sent you a soup mail with a couple additional comments. Joe

  1. Date: 1/30/2012 11:03:00 AM
    Cecilia I have always jumped in with both feet, and then thought.....David