What is in a heart?

https://i2.wp.com/0.tqn.com/d/specialed/1/5/u/B/heart-template.jpgWhat is in a heart?
That poets use “heart” all the time
in metaphors, songs and rhymes.

What is a heart?

Yes, I know why it is love
For a curve is a line
that gives delight
how much more if two curves
meet at two points
that resemble pouting lips
waiting to be kissed

What is a heart?
What does it mean?
For when you give your heart again and again,
How many hearts do you have?

And when you ask your friend what to do
He will say: “ Follow your heart”
But when you read another book
It will say: “Use you head not your heart”

But if you study and understand
There is no battle between heart and mind
for when you giggle, lost in someone’s eyes
it’s the hypoth’lamus, not the heart

What is a heart?
What is in it?
It can look like an apple
Red and attractive
It can look like a mango
for whoever eats the fruit,
identifies it
So when I say “heart”
it is not what you know
for when I tell you, “Go
and follow you heart”
Do not believe me
because my heart is not
shaped like yours

If a heart speaks of feelings
synonyms of passion or fiction
Then it must be right to say
I follow my heart
For emotions give meaning
Life without meaning
is not a life worth living

Hence, I am not brainless
when I follow my heart
For I dance with the beat of life
when it’s strong,
it’s something
when it’s weak
it’s nothing

So what is a heart then?
A shape representing fondness?
Two lines with twice delight?

A beat, an impulse
irrational?
It is not
For when I say, “ I love you with all my heart”
Trust me, my brain is working
It is not a play of words
or a trick of neurons
For when I speak of “heart”
I speak of unknown wisdom
For the heart has reasons
Too many reasons
like why I ask
why we love “heart?”
and not just any other part

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6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cestlavie22
    Dec 09, 2012 @ 21:22:31

    I like this alot. Love the line about looking like two lips waiting to be kissed. Never thought of that before. Really well written and interesting comparisons!

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  2. hana banana
    Dec 05, 2012 @ 11:40:27

    a very beautiful piece ❤
    makes me love "heart" even more 🙂
    hello to you.
    blogwalked here ^_^

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  3. Jacklyn Belo
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 08:23:19

    haha… Thanks, Lester! 😀

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  4. Lapiskamay
    Dec 01, 2012 @ 03:00:57

    “For when I speak of “heart”
    I speak of unknown wisdom
    For the heart has reasons
    Too many reasons”

    Where on earth did you find this!? wow, such beautiful words. 🙂

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