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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Poem: Handle with care




you can tear and burn the photographs
but those dreams that fell apart
still linger on, yet somewhat changed
wishes upon the stars
tumbled on empty ears
always hoping for better days
holding back the tears
for the want of freedom
avoiding selling your soul
to achieve the goals
the heart believes what it believes
and it's the best guide you can listen to
and handle with care

26 comments:

  1. "......selling your soul / to achieve the goals"...when this happens souls hardly listen to the heart, brain is the guide then...sad indeed...nicely done Natasa...

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  2. true and well penned Natasa

    gracias for sharing a niblet of wisdom

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  3. reminds me of my mom says, "Be who you are." there are too many masks people wear... nice write

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  4. Believe in your heart, I like that ~

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  5. our heart will be a good guide, though we def need to balance that with our head a bit too...passion will get you so far, but often into trouble...ha

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  6. Yes how we really feel inside - our heart - is often the best guide..beautifully written..

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  7. Yes, I understand - even though the photographs are gone the dreams linger on. And it isn't always easy to listen to the heart, though in the long run this is the best thing. The heart leads us forward with love.

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  8. Yes, listen to your heart, carefully, for sometimes, its beating pulse of 'want' drowns out the echo of its 'need', although the latter may be what the soul is searching.

    Poppy

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  9. and when you haven't listened to your heart , it becomes so hard to carry on

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  10. I hope the heart tells you exactly which photographies to burn.. It's not easy to be guided right..

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  11. tearing up old photographs can be therapeutic yet memories still linger for a while ~ healing takes time

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  12. 'the heart believes what it believes and it's the best guide you can listen to'.....I also find my heart is my best guide....beautifully written Nataša.

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  13. "the heart believes what it believes"........so true. I have known this time of tears, when young. What I know now is the great happiness that lies ahead for you, my friend. Yes, follow your heart.

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  14. Burnt and torn up photographs will not erase what once was. And I agree that the heart is a great guide.

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  15. Solid piece - it combines both action and imagery.

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  16. a brief but profound piece of writing, one must be wise in choosing whatever in this life; have a good Sunday; thank you for stopping by my Sunday Lime

    much love...

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  17. Natasa,

    A sad poem, but one which has the wisdom to recognise that sometimes wishes or plans simply do not work out. Looking back at the photos can bring tears, but reality can force a change to move on...

    Eileen

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  18. heart over mind.. mind over heart. depends actually. but there are lots of instances that we follow our heart..

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  19. We are all different, sometimes from ourselves. Despite that your heart is a good guide and can rein in our waywardness.

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  20. There is truth to be found in your words and imagery,

    Elizabeth

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  21. listen to your heart (but handle with care, yes).
    loved the imagery you painted. :)

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  22. Simple statements made into a poem full of insight.

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  23. Yes, following your heart will guide you to where you need to be. I love that :)

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  24. Nicely penned, Natasa. Definitely handle with care and be good to yourself!

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