Treasure Island

Leslie Alexis

(111111111 / Grenada)

A Foolish Heart

'Forever yours' was promised many times.
Other times, it though she was so precious that
It waited in lines,
Standing, hoping, praying, for her attention.
For her mark was penned on it, by love.

'Things would never work out'
this heart has been told.
But being stubbornly stupid,
On what-ifs it continued to hold.

The voices were correct,
Knowing some things it didn't know.
They shared only one of their secrets
Something like this it goes:
'The spirit of love has forsaken thee,
Love is not and will never be,
the icing on your cake or cup of tea.
Because your door is not special:
It is dwarfed and inappropriate,
Cupid turns around when he sees your gate.'

I have accepted this.
My mind is not set for love,
My crystal ball is black.
My heart shall always lack.
No love shall come in sight.
My heart shall always be in night.
My hourglass is out of sand.
No one will accept my hand.
I wait no more, but I'm not sure.
For my heart and mind are at war.
The other neither can conquer.

My heart says it only want to love.
My mind says this it cannot approve
And wonders why my heart continues.
Mind has seen heart torn in many ways,
It has heard heart sing so many blues.
It wonders why heart foolishly continues.
It wonders why heart keeps wanting to love...

Leslie Alexis

Submitted: Friday, April 30, 2010
Edited: Monday, December 16, 2013

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  • Miss Molu (1/4/2013 12:50:00 PM)

    heart and mind at war and the way it continues to flow
    i have no words... for all it may be worth, you really have a good way with words
    interesting piece (Report) Reply

  • Adeline Foster (8/24/2011 3:57:00 PM)

    So like the theme of one of the Bard's sonnets. In answer I can only say, read mine - When Love Dies -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Elena Sandu (8/2/2011 12:40:00 AM)

    If mind and heart won't be at war, maybe you would have not written poems, you could be one of the self content people stuck(limited) in one dimension. Poets are to fight cry run fly fell through the time and other worlds..They have no it is ok not to be loved but nothing stops you to fill own heart with love (..other than mind..) go ahead shutdown the mind and let your heart survive..And let us read another one of your beautiful poems of your heart..Thank you.

    ps. this is the third time I write a comment if doesn't go I 'll give up. (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (7/14/2010 2:53:00 PM)

    Fools paradise looks picturesque…in reality mismatching …do they know it? ...but fools also have heart with thirst for love…who’ll give that…I wonder… Thanks for sharing…
    Ms. Nivedita
    PS Request you to write a poetry on Fools passion of love...
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