Maja Dezulovic

If Only My Mind Were Numb - Poem by Maja Dezulovic

If only my mind were numb,
If only my intelligence were defined as
Below average

Then I’d laugh,
Step, dance and sing
With no care in the world
No need to search – or yearn for
Intermediate thrills

I’d forget that
People suffer
Children are hungry
Consumerism is a religion
And faces often lie

If only my mind was dumb,
I’d shut up
And just be,
Not realizing that my being
Could not be farther away
From what it really means
To live.

Topic(s) of this poem: emotion, emotions, life

Comments about If Only My Mind Were Numb by Maja Dezulovic

  • Liza Sudina (9/24/2015 12:24:00 PM)

    Also very often want to shut up my mind. Prayer is good for this purpose! longing close to my heart! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 24, 2015

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