The Battle of the Body and the Brain

by IdTakeABulletForYou   Apr 29, 2019

A fascinating foible prominent in me as blood,
which resonates within my head and over time does bud:
my body craves to live and begs of me to carry on;
my brain aches so to be diffused, to end this broken song

...and yet I sing as would a bird when calling for a mate.
It seems my brain has no control over my body's fate.
I dream of freedom, though I cook and clean and wear a smile,
and feel my legs begin to wear after the millionth mile

...yet still, I trek this trodden path as if a mere machine,
and am at odds within my mind whilst clutching to this dream
that in the end my freedom will have truly been attained,
for in this life: no freedom rings where none can end the pain.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Mr. Darcy

    I really enjoyed the meter and rhyme of this piece. Nicely crafted.

  • 4 years ago

    by Brenda

    S, I like the fact you are writing. I love the fact you are delving into yourself. It's not always easy, there are doors we would rather keep shut instead of letting loose the feelings that are kept under lock and key. But you are doing it, that speaks volumes, it also speaks of growth and acceptance. That's huge! Keep writing! Hugs my friend-

  • 4 years ago

    by Imperfection

    I kinda get where ur going with this it’s hard battling ur body and brain

  • 4 years ago

    by Milly Hayward

    Superb piece well rhymed with vibrant and deep emotion at its best. Loved this. Milly x

  • 4 years ago

    by Michael

    A very personal piece of struggling, and thank you for sharing.
    We can never determine how things will turn out for us, but we continue the best we can.
    A powerful write S.

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