Heart, Ishaisms, Poetry

The Trial of the Heart


The heart was tried for feeling,

the heart was accused of late healing,

The heart had nothing to say in defense,

for the heart had never known any pretense…

The judges were the minds of those,

who’d crushed their own hearts like a frail rose,

who were devoid of any honest expression,

yet adept in extracting confessions…

The heart gave in to the pressure,

for the heart it’s emotions treasured…

and so, with no portentous warning nor presage,

the heart was imprisoned for life in the rib-cage!

Β© Isha Garg

Doodle by Isha Garg

56 thoughts on “The Trial of the Heart”

      1. Yes, yes! I’m very excitable and I really, really enjoyed this!! It’s clever, is well written and just darn lovely. I’m coming over there right now to give you a hug!

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      2. Such a clever one was this …. and the encore performance still found me on both feet (I can stand for long periods!), applauding at the notion of an incarcerated heart. Yet beating … πŸ’–πŸ’–

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  1. Well Isha, your writing has that uneven texture to it. You push the reader into the world of words you create and then when they get used to it , you pull them back to reality, in a matter of seconds. You unsettle the reader. This kind of feeling is what I get when I read Franz Kafka.
    (And yes there is The Trial too).
    Keep writing..

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    1. Thank you so much for noticing that… This poem is different from my others due to that exact tone or mood, the one you call uneven… Something direct and to the point, eliminating the extreme details that wouldn’t go with the intended setting I’ve aimed to create.. You’re an amazing writer and poet which explains how you understood the undertone… Thank-you so much for your feedback! Much appreciated! 😊😊

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  2. Yes Indeed! poetry is you. There is death while living, a numbness that is becoming. you capture it and released it. The verdict silently pronounce, emotionally unaware the mind has imprisoned the heart. I love the tone, this is poem of warning. lol… I get carried away and have to pull back after reading your words, words, words.

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  3. Brilliant Isha. This describes people so.perfectly. it is a wonderful, concise depiction of our world and the lonely world of a heart in recovery.

    But you can’t take all the credit, for this profound little thing must have come directly from your soul.

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    1. Thank you so much Drew! That means a lot to me. This is an old one, from the first month of my blogging and like you rightly sensed, it came from the soul. Takes one who writes from the soul to recognise it in another, right? πŸ˜‡


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