Mind vs. Heart

We debate and argue till our throats go dry,

Yet who do we call when we’re about to die?


When the world brings us down to our knees

Whom does our heart wish to appease?


At the end of the day we’re nothing but dust,

Then why do our intellects we only trust?


Recognising our Creator is not rocket science,

The only thing preventing us is our bias.


Yes, the God I believe in told me to reflect,

To use my resources and powers to detect.


Why were we given these faculties, don’t you see?

How can everything be limited to our own legacy?


The mind plays games, asks questions to no end,

Yet the heart does not take long to comprehend.


When times are hard and moments are tense,

When nothing in the world seems to make sense,


Beneath the layers of dirt and rust

The heart knows the Only One we can trust.

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Posted on March 2, 2012, in The Forgotten Gift and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Oyeshola bisola khadijat

    This is touching!

  2. Superb and very thought provoking poem, Mariam Riaz!!!!
    jazakallah for sharing with us!!!

  3. nice :)

  4. mariam try other geners?
    like for instance, Haikus?


    etc… ?

    • No, haven’t tried Haiku’s. I’ve seen a lot of people on Twitter do so (maybe because it takes up less characters). I can’t seem to reconcile with that style of writing for some reason. Being a Literature student at one point, the poetry I studied then has been a source of inspiration for hoe I write. Recently, the Spoken Word style. Will see if I can try my hand at it, though, inshaAllah. JazakAllah Khair for the suggestion.

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