“Go where your heart

brings you the greatest joy,” they said.

I did.

But it brought me

the greatest pain instead.


I can’t find joy nor pain.

I lost you.

In my 



In response to NovemberNotes challenge by Sarah of Heartstrings Eulogies and Rosema of A Reading Writer

Day 23 prompt: You Are A Memory by Message to Bears



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Celebrating life in rhythm and rhyme...
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28 Responses to You

  1. Christa chn says:

    Our heart speaks another language that our brain does, unfortunately. That was really beautiful.

  2. NJ says:

    Ouch! Getting the heart and mind together is next to impossible, I guess. This is so filled with raw emotions beautifully written.

  3. So often our hearts led us where other hearts do not go.. xx Touching words Mich.. xx

  4. sheldonk2014 says:

    Very powerful
    Pain is a great motivator
    Maybe not today
    The Sheldon Perspective

  5. This is a beautiful take on Rosema and Sarah’s prompt 🙂

  6. mandibelle16 says:

    Poignant and direct. Sometimes people and parts of life are both joy and pain. Its that mix that makes the good so good and the bad so bad. Its difficult for anyone to maintain that happy medium for any length of time I think. Nice write 🙂

  7. Sabiscuit says:

    The divisions between heart and mind make this life bittersweet. Good luck with the remainder of your writing challenge. xo

  8. Davy D says:

    Wow, a fantastic thought provoking poem MIch.

  9. rosemawrites says:

    oh this hits the heart hard. 😦

  10. Eccentric Muse says:

    Touching words. This one is deep.

  11. If you follow your gut instincts instead of your heart, then may be the pain can be avoided, but this is of course less poetical.

  12. Ah yes… the heart knows where it wants to go,
    but the brain knows the best route to get there! 🙂 💜 Jackie@KWH

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