Heart Divided, Mind Shattered Poem by Doris Cornago

Heart Divided, Mind Shattered

Rating: 4.6


If anybody asks me if I am happy
I would definitely say I am not
Having lost the meaning of happiness
between now and last night, I am sad.

Tomorrow, if anybody asks the same
I would jump in glee and say yes
I am definitely because there's me
The other side that longs to be free.

Yet again, in the future if time's short
And nothing is going right with work
I would be lost for words on what counts
For happiness - my freedom or serfdom.

You make me jump in anticipation
Whenever you have the gumption
But somewhere your procrastination
Causes a break in my exultation...

If it only depended on me, I work alone
but so much hinges on what you want done
Your heart divided, your mind shattered
We fell short, we are now fettered...

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Happiness comes and goes. It is oftentimes only a fleeting emotion. Thus, the poet has mixed emotions on what makes her happy - working alone or working together with someone who does not make time for her.
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Tom Allport 07 July 2017

a wonderful poem of one of life's bonuses? so smile and be happy with every new day! .............well written.

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Doris Cornago 07 July 2017

Sometimes the words just come out and I'm surprised at what I've written. :)

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Savita Tyagi 07 July 2017

Life is made up of short moments of joy and despair. Your poem is very expressive about how small things matter. Understanding is certainly first step in creating harmony. Before be expect it from somebody else we have to create and overcome our own divisive and shattered heart and mind. This is the unspoken message the poem took me to. Congratulations on your member poem selection for this worthy poem.

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Doris Cornago 07 July 2017

My poems are my messages to someone out there just waiting. Thank you. :)

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Loved this beautiful poem, on life, its vagaries, its gifts, its take-aways…

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Richard Wlodarski 07 March 2022

Happiness is a state of mind. I wish you happiness, Doris.

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Lyn Paul 02 March 2022

One can achieve an enormous amount when happiness flows.

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Akhtar Jawad 08 June 2018

Life itself is a divded experience, sometimes it's pleasure sometimes it's pain.

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Britte Ninad 21 May 2018

Happiness is- o the golden deer o the hen of golden egg laid o the white elephant so cost; so dot dot dot of breath in this hand it is easily touched but no more abruptly! ! ! ! Happiness is the mind condition on basis of theory of relativity! great 10+++++

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deborrahcornago 08 June 2018

Akhtar, true but we can also choose to be happy, that is the key to survival. :)

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