Poem: Heart & Mind



WORDS | Leon Dhemba


For ‘twas a battle soon ensued

Amongst the rivals of clan and brood

‘Twas a struggle night and day

Of the warriors red and grey

The crimson army strode forth with might

Passion and fury their guiding light

The ashen army of mighty grey

Stood and analysed as was their way

Both were forces of equal measure

Fighting brave for precious treasure

This much is true, fortune favours the bold

But patience is a virtue, or so one is told

Valour and honour, knowledge and power

Conditions of victory change by the hour

Cold and calculated, passion and vigor

Who will be the ultimate victor?

The smoke clears and the dust sets

A clear victory does neither get

The end of this battle is yours to find

Who will be your victor? Heart or mind?