My Heart and My Brain

There is a disconnect between my heart and my brain

Like a married couple who hate each other

And stopped keeping track of anniversaries years ago

But will never accept of the idea of divorce

Bickering from the moment I open my eyes

Never can they compromise on a single topic

Forced to live in the same home of flesh and bones

That continues to decay around them

As they sleep in separate rooms every night

SWD 03/2018

Updated 03/2020

8 Comments Add yours

  1. Matt says:

    As the metaphorical child of this heart/brain couple, which parent do you tend to side with?

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  2. shllyn says:

    It was my brain for the longest time but my heart has been much louder these past few years

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  3. Matt says:


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  4. JoAnna says:

    Interesting post. I’m wondering: What do your heart and brain agree on? In considering that question for myself, they both want what’s best for me, but sometimes disagree on what’s best. Sometimes one compromises more than the other. The pendulum shifts back and forth, but they have learned to get along most of the time. I’m reminded of the saying: “Follow your heart, but take your brain with you.”

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  5. Heather D says:

    My heart is so big that my brain doesn’t list sometimes. I want to help everyone.

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  6. JeNom says:

    Hmmm. Talk about civil war. I can relate.
    Thanks, Shllyn.

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  7. Brad Osborne says:

    You have captured the inner struggle so beautifully with your words. Well done!

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