The Cheating of the Heart

Cheating of the Heart


I could talk to you all night

Until you’ve changed your mind

Then I’d have your beautiful smile

And we’d be happy for awhile

But you wouldn’t take me back

Truly believing it would last

Sooner or later our differences would come up

You’ve already told me that you don’t think love’s enough

So when we’d start to fight

You’d start thinking you were right

Then the distance between us would start

And we’d be pushed apart

Even though we’d still have love, we’d be alone again

Right back where it all began

The head thinks it is being smart

But, in the end, it only cheats the heart

Shannon Henry
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6 thoughts on “The Cheating of the Heart

  • September 12, 2017 at 12:52 PM

    Nicely penned, Shannon. Disagreements cannot be resolved if one thinks they are always right. Willingness to understand both sides is needed. Well done, Shannon.

    • September 26, 2017 at 11:17 PM

      I wrote this in college about someone I tried to date and then tried being friends with. Neither worked out in the end. He always had to be right about everything, and I do mean everything. Even the most trivial things that I knew he was wrong as a matter of fact, not opinion. It was like talking to a brick wall trying to express myself and my own thoughts. Funny, though, how, like your comment says, it still applies today in other relationships.

  • September 12, 2017 at 1:04 PM

    Oooh. I really like this one Shannon. Though sometimes the heart can be a bit pushy. I know the heart wants what the heart wants. Sometimes the brain can make a compelling argument though. Excellent piece

    • September 26, 2017 at 11:18 PM

      Thanks, Paul. The heart does indeed want what it wants, all logic aside.

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