Mthoko Mpofana

Rookie - 2 Points (10 Feb 1989 / Port Shepstone)

Mind vs Heart

The heart is foolish, it acts on impulse
The heart beats strong at times like police knocking on the entrance
It wants love and freedom
For without love there would be doom
It is reckless, therefore, it cannot exist alone
It needs a gentle home
The heart is a pagan
The heart is a heathen
The heart will not keep quiet
It demands attention or it will riot

The mind says “I”, it thinks of itself first
It cannot be fooled by lust
It’s skillful and crafty but cold and selfish
It exists only to survive and can be knavish
Without the mind, you would not get by
Without the mind, you will not progress, you will not evolve and you would soon die

The heart stops the mind from being merciless and dark
For everything looks ominous to a mind in the dark
The mind protects the heart from pain and harm, the two cannot separate
But the one will dominate
The mind is the source of good and bad habits
Like a Jew working to feed his starved family on a Sabbath
For survival and progress, the mind should be stronger than the heart
Because the mind is easily corrupted by the heart
The mind is biased when the heart has infatuation, anger, fear or hate
And before you know it it’s checkmate.

Submitted: Monday, May 17, 2010
Edited: Monday, May 02, 2011

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