"A Heartfelt Debate"

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    This is a debate...that two entities may have at any given time...its another one of my older pieces...enjoy if you please.

    "A Heartfelt Debate"

    A Heartfelt Debate


    Head
    What it is, is not always what it seems that we gather
    With just dreams we conceive that the means really matter
    We bring with meaning the esteem of a whimsical standard
    When solid schemes are demeaned and regimes just plaster
    What it means is the things we deem clean cling to disaster
    Let us seek refuge from the deluge of matters closing this chapter

    Heart
    Host my thoughts and take liberties with my opinions freely
    Why should I tell a lie, if I die would you grieve it really?
    Seems to be the best course of action to congeal this treaty
    Sign, seal, and deliver my process as I kneel beneath thee
    Humbled, because I don’t understand your deal completely
    The gift of gab I wish I had and that you would bequeath me
    Or is it my take that’s taken lightly though my tree’s green and leafy?

    Head
    See it’s hard to confirm who’s right or wrong in this claim
    Somehow the brain waves came unhinged and unchained
    Make no headway away from the mainstays that we melee
    Managed to get my self bird free and away from restraints
    Yet can’t resist the urge to fight off what makes these straights
    It may be as simple as…I can’t relate to your view but can take...
    Another look at strolls through your shoes and the claims staked

    Heart
    At the same rate my search races behind your eyes through your face
    Just to think your knowledge belittles me and now I envy your place
    Before great…is just good and that’s the issue that brings forth strife
    This debate takes place and runs its course about every other fortnight
    But one thing remains before I slow my tempo and you shutter the light
    Agree or disagree, that only in death, we’ll know the true meaning of life

    © 2008-2010 Malik Peterson. All Rights Reserved.

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    dahlusion commented on "A Heartfelt Debate"

    01-19-2010

    the heart and mind are one pulling in opposite directions and always ending up in the same place, love.

    MalikPeterson

    01/29/2010

    thanks for stopping by dah. Your views are always appreciated.

    AmandaT commented on "A Heartfelt Debate"

    01-19-2010

    Perfect! We all have great battlefields with our minds vs. our hearts. What is right...what is wrong? What we need...what we want. I love the idea and the "Intelligent you" for writing down the debate between the heart and mind. Thank you for sharing.

    MalikPeterson

    01/29/2010

    Thank you for commenting Amanda...I am glad you took the time to stop by and read this...and leave your thoughts...I appreciate it :)

    ginga commented on "A Heartfelt Debate"

    01-17-2010

    Malik, A tantalizing converstion between head and heart. This format was interesting and kept the reader there every minute soaking up what was written. I like all the aspects of the thoughts and how the heart interpreted it. ginga

    MalikPeterson

    01/29/2010

    Thanks ginga...glad you liked it. I thank you for stopping by and giving me a little piece of your time...and I apologize for the late response. :)

    frog commented on "A Heartfelt Debate"

    01-11-2010

    This poem reveals how multilayered and intelligent you are. I loved reading it. This is a poem I could read over and over and not tire of.

    MalikPeterson

    01/29/2010

    Thanks frog...comments such as this one really make my day. :) I am glad you feel this way. :)

    Merlyn commented on "A Heartfelt Debate"

    01-11-2010

    Truely eloquent, my friend. And true, so true, only in death, will we know the true meaning of life. KUDOS.

    Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It's that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that's what the poet does.

    Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) U.S. poet.

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