Mind the Brain: When Worlds Collide
The witty ones, couched side by side
Banter onward with fancy looks
My friends neighbored; my foes allied
these fantasies, they come from books
Writing with someone’s bloody pen,
My heart is on my sleeve again
In crannies nestled, living free
What thoughts will fly these friendly skies
Or burrow deep beneath the sea
What world have I, where no one dies?
In dreams to tempt desire’s rush
To whim, I dance amongst the brush
Some woodland stir becomes my rest
To where the demons lay their heads
And angels who patrol the nest
Can put those demons straight to bed
Embrace my nature in this mind
where stories told are worth the grind.
Layers peeled just like an onion,
They stink but then we peel some more,
Beyond the caves and the dungeons
Beyond the veil, we find the core
The wealthy store of passion’s play
The mind, a waiter, serving prey.
Admissions to the curtained show
The scenes attuned to viewer’s mood
These marriages of views aglow
And conversations come to soothe
I give to you this grand old stage,
so mind and matter will engage.
This warrior will go to war
If just the cause, and worth the fight
What strong debate can we implore,
What crown is worn to bandage plight
Next memo on my calendar,
to pull the sword Excalibur
As might is welded so is thought
How to address these inner hordes
These mighty wars we all have fought
What’s right, what’s wrong, can we afford
To war in blissful ignorance
And leave the world to happenstance
Where one is sweet unlike a forge,
Its weapons chink with hammered score
The other carves a brain-like gorge
These inner wars just like a sore
No on/off switch can we just flip,
To make the picture just a blip
Engage and fight and figure out,
The demon’s brood and angel’s host
What’s right, what’s wrong, what their about
What corner cheers the Holy Ghost.
To wake anew another day
My mind, His gift, no other way
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