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Conundrums of the Heart

He wasn’t planning for this to happen…

The woman he thought was his future – Past.
The girl used to forget the past – Present.
A woman he just met…that’s his future.

Even scientists cannot explain this —
The phenomenon of his beating heart
existing with the past, present, future.
Split in agony. Causing confusion.
Feeling pain, pleasure and hope all at once.
Hurting from his past.
Present — numbing pain.
But her… the answer.

The woman of his dreams there in the flesh.
His heart beats for a future uncertain…

Yet, his heart beats for a present that’s sure…

While beating to accept a past that’s done.

How can this be?

He asks himself this question worriedly.
Fore he knows this is sure to cause problems.
Because he’s not fully over his past.
He cares for his present, but not in love.
Now his eyes are glued on someone he wants…
Someone he wants,
could be his future.

What a conundrum this poor man is in.
Heartbroken by his past, while numbing pain
with a present he can’t see as future.
Spending his days thinking about someone
that he feels in his heart could be the One.


Manessah B.

Couch Talks, Wisdom & A Cup of Joe


19 thoughts on “Conundrums of the Heart”

  1. Wow! What a stunningly awesome poem, Brandi!!! I love the way you narrate the thoughts and feelings of this guy, in what is in my opinion such a truth! But then to be honest this dilemma is not limited to one gender, is it?? Ha! Really a fantastic post that you should consider for an addition to “Brandi’s Best Of” list! Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!!

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    1. Your words warm my heart, Chuck!! Thank you so much! Yes, you are right! This unfortunately happens to men and women alike. And it’s such a weird predicament to be in too! I’m really humbled that you think so much of my work and even more touched that you think it is one of my best pieces. You are such a gem, my friend! Thank you again and sending you a bunch of love!

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      1. Thank you My Dear for your good wishes and love! So appreciated! Reading lots of pieces it is wonderful to find great writing like yours and it’s one of those things were Praise is due, praise should be given!

        I haven’t read alot of your work – yet, but this is destined to be a classic. Don’t let the world detour you from writing!! Let your work be a snowball rolling down hill!!!

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      2. Your comment is one of the most beautiful and encouraging comments I have received in a very long time. Enough to make me tear up! I cannot tell you how appreciative I am for your words and, to be honest, sometimes it helps to be reminded that we’re going in the right direction and doing what we’re meant to be doing. So, thank you so much, Chuck, for all the love and support you show my blog and for your encouraging words! Wonderful people like you keep me going! xoxoxo


  2. My sweet girl words in your mind are like actors of widsom!!!!!! Today i learned that your name is Brandi ….

    I am in hospital that’s why you lost me!!! I hope get well soon !!! Keep writting my dear angel!!! Hugs and kisses!!!

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    1. Omg! Efi! Is everything okay? Please get well, my friend. I hope it’s nothing serious and that you recover soon. Sending you hugs and kisses and all my love, my dear sweet friend!!!

      Yes, my name is Brandi. Lol. One of my followers figured it out from an older post and then it started catching on with other people!

      You are the best, Efi! But , please do take it easy and get well. Focus on getting better because WP needs your smiling face and bright spirit! Thank you for your sweet words and for always showing so much love and support of what I share! I appreciate it so much! Hugs and kisses to you!!!!

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      1. Aww! You are one of the sweetest and most beautiful people I know, Efi! So I’m sure if you cry tears of happiness, they would look like diamonds! Be well and rest up, my dear friend!! Love you!!! 😘😘😘💕💕💕

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