Doris Cornago

Heart Divided, Mind Shattered - Poem by Doris Cornago

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 about Heart Divided, Mind Shattered by Doris Cornago

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/8/2018 2:00:00 AM)

    Life itself is a divded experience, sometimes it's pleasure sometimes it's pain. (Report)Reply

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  • Britte Ninad (5/21/2018 1:59:00 AM)

    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+++++

    (6/8/2018 5:09:00 AM)

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

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  • Mamutty Chola (5/8/2018 3:01:00 AM)

    Dear Doris
    Beautifully expressed feelings. I did like it. I agree with you. we are what we think, our best friend and best enemy is none other than ourselves.
    If we love self, w e will love the world., Remain blessed. KEEP SMILING, Regards mamutty chola

    (6/8/2018 5:11:00 AM)

    Hi Mamutty, make a friend of your mind and never let it rule your heart. That's my tip to be stronger despite what happens and your logical calculations. :)

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  • Chinedu Dike (4/13/2018 10:07:00 PM)

    Brilliant thought provoking rendition crafted with artistic brilliance. A beautiful work of art. Thanks for sharing Doris. (Report)Reply

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  • Jez Brul (2/19/2018 10:20:00 PM)

    lovely poem...great rhymes you can enjoy while reading...

    Yes, its true a heart divided is mind shattered...10+++++++++++++

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  • Cheryl Tutaan (8/11/2017 11:46:00 AM)

    I am definitely because there's me
    The other side that longs to be free.

    There were times I most love the other me, to savor my long lost solitude...
    Thank you for sharing this marvelous poem with us...+++++10

    Doris Cornago(8/11/2017 4:37:00 PM)

    Thank you fir your affirmation and appreciation. We are dual in nature. The sooner we know and accept, the less disappointed we will be.: -)

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  • Christina Simmons (8/8/2017 10:43:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem. The words are so true to life's ideology about what happiness stands for. One day you're up and on another day you're down. It's learning to accept the two when they choose to visit? ? ? (Report)Reply

    (6/8/2018 5:13:00 AM)

    True Christina. Such a profound observation, thank you. :)

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  • Kevin Patrick (7/7/2017 8:27:00 PM)

    All to relatable, there are many times in a day I feel like this. So much of what you write here, is so tantamount to the human condition. Its alright to be sad, and gloom, we all have to rain, or else we'll never grow. Congrats on poem of the day well deserved. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/8/2017 2:21:00 AM)

    A poem is its own reason for being but when someone sees the same vision, feels the same, I am inspired to write more to discover more of me in others, or a difference which stupefies. :)

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  • Seamus O Brian (7/7/2017 5:31:00 PM)

    A very nicely written piece regarding a topic that commands much of our effort in life, the pursuit of happiness. I couldn't agree mor with the perspective and message of the poem. The construction is capably accomplished; in my opinion your first stanza is your best poetic construct; even though the first two lines are fairly ordinary expressions, you capture the reader with the unexpected detour of the second two lines.

    I also enjoyed the jarring imagery of the final two lines. When approaching universal subjects such as love, or, in this case, happiness, the poet is well-served to avoid any commonalities of expression, otherwise the reader is lulled into skimming distractedly through the lines. When addressing such themes, we must utilize the unexpected, the graphically striking imagery, the sensory-jarring metaphors and phonetic combinations to captivate the reader. We can never rely on rhyme or meter to absolve us of the need to enrapture our audience with the richness of imagery inherent in the potential of every word we choose.

    Sorry, for the lecture, but I love the exposure of poetry new to my experience, and this is a very nice piece for consideration. All the best,

    Doris Cornago(7/8/2017 2:11:00 AM)

    Lecture is so welcome. Overwhelmed. It's a privilege. :)

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  • Doris Cornago (7/7/2017 11:30:00 AM)

    Continue writing your own poems as they are your legacy to the world. :) (Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (7/7/2017 11:16:00 AM)

    Freedom! ! To be free! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/8/2017 2:12:00 AM)

    Yes. A kindred spirit. Write on for freedom! :)

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  • Akhtar Jawad (7/7/2017 8:48:00 AM)

    Congrats, a beautiful poem rightly selected as poem of the day. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:34:00 AM)

    Thank you. :)

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  • Savita Tyagi (7/7/2017 8:42:00 AM)

    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. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:48:00 AM)

    Continue writing even without the appreciation. A poem is good by itself. :)

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:46:00 AM)

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

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  • (7/7/2017 7:10:00 AM)

    Happiness is fleeting. And you've done a great job illustrating this in your poem. However, based on some feedback that you're getting, and your response, it appears that you are almost selling your soul. And nothing (no one) is worth that price. That being said, it's a great poem. Congratulations on Poem Of The Day! ! (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:26:00 AM)

    Thank you. Nothing changes as four years ago. Take time to write poems as they are your legacy to the world. :)

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  • Ivan Brooks (7/7/2017 6:36:00 AM)

    Happiness, like everything is not statutory..It fluctuates along with human conditions and emotions.
    Beautiful poem, well penned with an insight of the dynamics of happiness..Thanks for sharing Doris +++ 10
    kindly read my poems'' My Dues Are Paid....I Am Mama Africa....Winter Slave...A Song For Nature...Psalm 23 On December 23...Deng And My Soul....The Essence Of Time...Blessed Beyond Measures.....I am On Fire.....


    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:49:00 AM)

    Hi Ivan. Thank you for appreciating. The message is as fresh as the time when I first wrote it. :)

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  • Gurleen Kaur Narang (7/7/2017 6:08:00 AM)

    The poem beautifully describes happiness is not eternal and as infact everything else.Wonderful poem! (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:35:00 AM)

    Very perceptive. Only a poet knows the exact meaning. :)

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  • Rajnish Manga (7/7/2017 4:05:00 AM)

    You have very rightly expressed it. There is nothing constant about happiness. It depends upon certain variables. Lovely poem. Thanks, Doris. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:13:00 AM)

    Thank you for appreciating. Love makes us both sad and happy. Surprisingly, this poem has the same meaning for me now as before.

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  • (7/7/2017 2:26:00 AM)

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

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:37:00 AM)

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

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (7/7/2017 1:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful ideology. Happiness depends upon mind and situations. So nicely it has been portrayed. Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing and congratulation for the poem of the day. (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:51:00 AM)

    Thank you. The pleasure is both in writing and being understood. :)

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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (7/7/2017 12:56:00 AM)

    Congrats on being chosen..... Rated 10+++++ You may visit my HEARTACHES WILL NEVER LAST, BATHE YOUR HEART, and TAKE TIME TO THINK....👍 (Report)Reply

    Doris Cornago(7/7/2017 11:45:00 AM)

    Thank you. I will. :)

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

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