Being mindful of internal struggle
Being the outsider of a situation is completely different than feeling the struggle and so often it’s easy to forget. I started writing again as I went through something with someone I know I should have left a long time ago. But it took me 1.5 years! And some people maybe it’s longer and maybe still a struggle.
Poetry and music are my outlets and this was the battle I faced. The poem is called ‘A Battle Between Heart and Mind.’
It was a battle between heart and mind
The mind wanted to walk away
The heart wanted to stay
Using the power of blind love
The hopeful heart prevailed
Until one day it changed
The more the heart would break
The more the love was chipped away
The heart became weaker
The mind grew stronger
Eventually the heart gave in
The constant pain was too great
It broke down and asked the mind
“Please, just find a way.
Please rid me of this pain”
And with a heavy heart
The sound mind prevailed.