My Heart Is a General

She heard it when he said he didn’t love me.

How could she not?
She was beating twice or more at that time.
She was inside me, always.
Yet it puzzles me,
how could we be so unlike?
I told her to stop
for I can no longer find any ammunition, any strength or any tactics
to win him back.
My strategies are failing,
the wings of my fighter planes are weak.
I was certain I have given up.
But my heart, grabbing her fastest horse
and most prized gun
raced towards the battle I scared the most.
Stomping against the dead grasses,
she took me into a new land.
My heart is a general.
I must follow her lead,
I must follow her march,

until we die as one.
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33 comments:

  1. Sometimes I think my heart is the general when actually I am listening to the privates instead ;) But, yes, dear by all means follow her up that hill, deep into the warm valley, wherever she leads. To die in such a battle only hurts the first few hundred times it happens. Beautiful writing!! So much love for you sweetie!

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    1. That's interesting Shamu :) thanks a lot for your kind and lovely words!

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  2. I love your poems, Tin. Happy Monday, girl.
    kisses
    Lenya
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  3. wooahh.. so deep!! :D
    by any chance do you do filipino poems too?

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    1. Thank you Sybil! Yes, of course I do :)
      Some of my favorites are the ones written by Jose Garcia Villa

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  4. So beautiful! I really enjoy your poems <3

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  5. Wow, dear Tin, I'm speechless, I even don't know what I have to say, because your poem is so beautiful, this very emotional and I guess that it's very private, but I'm so happy that you decided to publish it on your blog, especially I love the end of your poem, you did great work, my talented friend!

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    1. Aww that's very heart warming dear :) Sometimes I am hesitant to publish any of my works online but somehow, I have this feeling that they are meant to be shared. Thank you, thank you my friend :)

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  6. wow,beautifully written
    Its great

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  9. AAA I am in love with this post! thanks for sharing<3 Do you want to support each other's blog by following each other?:) Please let me know if you do so I can follow you right back x

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  10. "Until we die as one" sealed the entire poem beautifully, Cristine. I love the personification of your heart being a female general; the strength, the intuition and the determination that comes with a female definitely adds in so much to the illustration of the concept. Lovely!

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    1. Thank you May. A compliment coming from a talented writer like you just made my day! :)

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  11. I always admire you and your talent Tin! Anyway, wala pako kita sa Heneral Luna na movie ayyy

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    1. Awwee thanks Sarah!!! omg! ni watch ta ka Sar! it's worth watching gyud. Inspiring for all Filipinos :)

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  12. Amazing post!!!
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  13. its too deep


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  14. YES! I loved this poem Tin! I can relate to it so, so well as lately I have been encountering situations when my mind thinks one thing, but my heart says otherwise. I have become to understand that I have no power over my heart and that at the end I might crush and burn, but there is no way of stopping it. Therefore, I am very jealous of those people who can rule over their hearts and do the logical thing. But, of course, the grass is always greener on the other side, right?
    Anyways, as I said I LOVED this poem, it made me think and I felt very connected to it! Thank you for that! :)

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    1. Thank you Maddie! Reading your words makes me feel more alive :)

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  15. This is inspiring. Cristine I think I am going to create poetry section in my blog as well. Thank you for inspiring me :)
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    1. Thank you Alyssa! :)
      I am happy to know that I have inspired someone <3
      You should! please do and I'd be the first one to check it out

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