10 September 2012

Oh Heart

Oh heart
What a surprise
River of ice
Breaking away

Oh heart
Wordless whisper
Emotion fever
Melting away

Oh heart
Masked delusion
Disguised deception
Walking blindly?

Oh heart
Abandoned lies
Grievous cries
Forgotten scars?

Oh heart
Locked in prison
Nowhere a reason
Take heed and listen

Oh heart
Sleep tight
Till its bright
For you to sight


Written by Zunnur, as he tried to steer his heart away from a call of emotion. It is always hard for cognition to prevail over emotion.

(Photography by Flugcojt)

29 comments:

menopausal mama said...

Very pretty poem and I love the picture you picked to go with it! Nice job!

Suzanne Bean said...

Beautiful words!!! The heart is the only way to open up and heal. I love this part
Oh heart
What a surprise
River of ice
Breaking away

The heart will melt and heal all the wounds that the mind wishes to remember. Thanks for the sharing!!! :)

Zunnur said...

Thank you very much, I love the picture too and it took me quite some time to find the right one.

Zunnur said...

Thank you very much, Suzanne. True forgiveness comes from a loving heart. It throws away hatred and heals the wounds.

Ron said...

What a beautiful poem! You so perfectly expressed what one feels in this experience.

" It is always hard for cognition to prevail over emotion."

You're so right, it is hard, isn't it?

Love Suzanne's comment....

"The heart will melt and heal all the wounds that the mind wishes to remember."

Spot on!

The photo you used for this post is PERFECT! Stunning shot. Did you take it yourself? Well done!

Zunnur said...

Thank you very much, Ron. Poem is a great way of expressing our thoughts and feeling.

Sometimes it is just hard when the mind and the heart get into conflict with each other, one says "Yes!" and the other says "No!"

I love Suzanne's comment too, she has art in her hands as well as in her words.

The picture is really great but it wasn't taken by me. I've added the name of the photographer at the bottom of the post.

ninotaziz said...

Sometimes we writers hide behind structures. Your poem is very pretty - but I struggle to see and feel the real story behind your words. Your are writing so well - be bold and venture into sharing a part of yourself.

Am I making sense?

Zunnur said...

Thank you for your comments! Perhaps I've been selfish, hiding behind the words and not letting the poem voice out my feelings clear enough.
I still have so many things to learn and your advice is invaluable. You're a wonderful writer and I'm honored to have you commenting on my blog.

ninotaziz said...

The pleasure is all mine.

tfwalsh said...

The poem is so gorgeous, filled with emotion. Just wonderful.

Zunnur said...

Thank you! It did absorb my emotion and made me feel better.

M. Christine Weber said...

A perfectly lovely poem. I especially like "Oh heart sleep tight." Wow, what a gripping visual. :) Nicely done!

Saru Singhal said...

I loved what you have written on delusion and I can live with the last paragraph. Lovely poem.

Zunnur said...

Thank you! The heart was longing for something, preventing the eyes from going to sleep.

Zunnur said...

Thank you, Saru! Sometimes our heart becomes too gentle, and unfortunate enough to fall victim to delusions and deceptions.

Sri Valli said...

Lovely poetry!....felt like reading old classic poem :)

Zunnur said...

Thanks Valli! And never expect something modern from this old-fashioned guy :)

Ghazala Hossain said...

Hi Zunnu

Our heart has a mind of it;s own. Very nice lines :D

Zunnur said...

Hi Ghazala! Thank you so much for dropping by.
Mind of its own with its own way of thinking :)

Imee Tan said...

It's really the heart that suffers the most when we are in an emotional state, so we should take good care of our heart, let it rest.

Zunnur said...

That's very true, Imee. Perhaps I can say that it suffers both physically and spiritually. However, to let it rest while crossing through an emotional turmoil is extremely difficult.

greenlightlady said...

Nicely written! Sometimes we just need a good night's rest.

Blessings ~ Wendy

Zunnur said...

Thank you, Wendy! You're absolutely right, sometimes anxieties simply disappear after a good night's sleep.

Sui Generis Writer said...

Hello Zunnur! :)
Thank you for visiting my blog. Your views are much appreciated.

Oh this heart is always so troubled over matters which are emotional. But the heart needs to toughen up to bear with the struggles that are eternal.

I liked your style of penning down this poem. I enjoyed reading it.

Have a good day! :)

Zunnur said...

@Sui Generis Writer;

You are welcome!
As you walk through life challenges, the heart grow stronger. You're right, the heart need to toughen up.
Thank you so much for your comments.

The Purple Assassin. said...

Extremely pretty.
Touches the heart!

Balqis said...

It sounds a bit melancholic. There's a longing, too, I hope you'll get over it soon.

A well-penned poem. :)

Zunnur said...

@ Puple Assasin,

Thank you so much!

@ Balqis,

True, there are elements of sadness and longing in this simple poem. It was reflecting a process of steering the heart away from something it would like to have but which it shouldn't have.
Thank you so much, my friend!

My Meddling Mind said...

Such a beautiful poem, I can relate to it so much. I read a heart of pain, still filled with hope.

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