Sonya Florentino

(Manila, Philippines (residing NYC))

# # Problem Heart


My problem is I romanticize
I fantasize, I idealize
When things should be blatant and ugly
Realistic, objectified

My problem is I dramatize
I personalize, I empathize
When things should be simple and clear-cut
Black-and-white, cut-and-dry

My problem is
I'd rather die than be brutal
My problem is
I'd rather cry than be cruel

My problem is I have soft spots in my heart
That no matter what I do they never get hard

My problem is I think with my heart
My problem is
I am hampered
by Love

© 2009 Sonya Florentino

Submitted: Thursday, December 11, 2008
Edited: Thursday, October 01, 2009
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  • Original Unknown Girl (2/25/2010 7:35:00 AM)

    Gosh this one resonates. Think I suffer from the same condition. It's beautifully creafted and simple yet its message is very effective. Great work Sonya - love it! HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (8/11/2009 11:49:00 AM)

    Sonya: the end of your poem reminds me so much of Neruda. Great minds must think alike, eh? The word structure, the rhythm, the rhyming..it is all exquisite. So glad
    to have met you halfway, mind to mind here!
    cheers
    Patti (Report) Reply

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