Brain Beating

The brain just stopped

What it was doing

It wouldn’t work

It was fuming


How many times

It did compute


The mind dispute


From the day

That it was born

There was always

More to learn


Every second

From a month

Until now

It does confront


Neuron parties


Connections made

Learning here


Every challenge

From the mind

Increases cells

More to find


Daily tasks

In all you do

Brain is working

This is true


Too much at once

This is tough

This poor brain

Has had enough




Social media




Mental anguish

Brain can’t handle

All of this


All the info

In the world

Beating brain

How it whirled


Mental fingers

Hitting keys

To the heart

The brain pleas


“Help me heart

I need a moment

If I stop

You’ll be dormant


What can you do

Why can’t I stop

If I do

The mind will drop”


Hearing this

The mind cut in

“What’s this I hear?

You brain are dim”



And stepping back

Brainy legs

Retreat attack


To the mind

It snarled and said

“Without my answers

You are dead”


Mind was mad

It could blow


What a show


With this in mind

The heart did speak

“If you keep fighting

I get weak”


Brain and mind

Now alerted

To what the heart

Had just blurted


Back to work

The brain was slow

For in the mind

He knew this so


The mind returned

To all it’s dreams

He had to feed

The brain it seems


Although they argued

Many times

Without the heart

They are not fine


This codependence


Only then,

The heart is good




Every thought inside of you. Someone else is thinking too. The difference is the point of view. Just listen to what heart tells you.



Paula Curley
Paula Curley
I am a deep thinker, lover of thoughts, and prolific writer sharing my words. In sharing, I am caring. I am a member of the human race with an appetite to motivate, inspire, empower, and provoke thinking. I am compelled to a vision that we are all here for a reason, life is like a deck of cards... “My cards. My deal. Life is learning the game!” #opism What is OPISM? I have come up with this term as my nickname is Op and they are my own quotes representing a moral doctrine belief system. Thus...Op+ism=Opism. #opism. My professional experience is disbursed across industries from financial services and sales to that of personal and emergency care. As one who has trained and coached, mentored, and taught; it has become a passion within to witness and feel joy in the achievement and success of others that I have been associated with. I am a lifelong learner and have created and facilitated various training materials. It is through such experience that I discovered the power of positive feedback in both professional and personal manners. I am self-disciplined, accountable, determined, humble, loyal, and adaptive; but above all, I value my integrity! I am a decent human being. It is with my greatest pleasure to share with others the power of positive words.

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  1. What a lovely relationship between the heart, mind, and brain, amazing! The poetic rhythm manifests your deep intuition, Ms. Paula. The feelings nurture your enthusiasm, and if I may say, convey an urgent message for us to pay heed to what transpires in our lives concerning the health of our most potent organs that keep us alive.

    Thanks a Million, With Warm Regards, and a Prayer!

    • Thank you so much for this feedback Bharat🙏 I do feel it is an urgent plea to protect our health, especially the mental. Stay safe my friend!

  2. Paula, your poetry is just amazing. ”The Dancer” was just enchanting, and this poem is just as captivating. Like Laura Staley, you give life force to an art that has slowly withered, but, thanks to you, Laura, and others give birth to renewal.💖

    • Thank you so much Darlene! I wrote this a couple of weeks ago and polished it last night…. doing all I can to give… but also trying to not forget me here too. I really appreciate this and thank you so much. He human souls are in need of comfort… every single one of them…. stay safe my dear! 🙏

  3. wouldn’t it be nice to just not have any news, or media? (except LI and Bizc)
    Really our poor brains, our emotions, hearts. I really feel we aren’t living as we were meant to. We are half the time caught up in red tape, paper filing, worried about bills, seeing our life time flying by… feeling we’ve lost touch with loved ones….
    Thank you Paula for your musical thoughts.

    • Haha. Oh Laurie… Li and Biz are my only means these days including a few other media apps… I have to say that I do believe we are living what was meant to be. My belief is that there is a master plan out there… this process is to be trusted. The test of faith and call for help.
      We are given what we have. The test is what are we giving back….
      I’m super tired but inspired.. the dire circumstances of past events in my life have changed how I look at things.. lol. I need a brain break. Can you tell? Thank you for being here my dear. I am truly grateful. How are you doing? 🙏🙏❤️P. Oh, and thanks for reading🤣🤣🤣🤪

  4. Oh, I love this poem so very much and could see myself inside of the places you ventured, Paula! What I notice has happened to my brain is that freeze moment of dissociation. It happened yesterday while discussing the grocery situation here as Trader Joe’s closed and not many stores offer on-line ordering and pick-up. That Maslow survival trigger got hit by the unconscious/conscious thought “I might run out of food if we’re ordered to a Stay at Home”. I felt my eyes go into deer in headlights clutch and then heard myself say out loud-“Oh, I just went into a bit of freeze mode.” Noticing made all the difference in helping my brain and body shift into a more neutral state of being so I could then take responsible action.
    Deep breathing, body engaged with the heart and the brain will see us through. Thank you so much for offering this wisdom from your mind and heart. I love listening to my heart and asking “What would LOVE do now?” That’s a fun question for my brain to chew on! 🙂 Hugs to you, my friend!!

    • I love that you ask “what would the heart do now!” Laura…
      I have to say that I just experienced the same myself. My province is in lockdown. I was told to get what I need. Suddenly my brain was alarmed, my imagination went wild with thoughts… I checked in with my heart… it was an amazing interaction inside of me… heart said to stay calm.. don’t rush.. do what you can… it could be worse, but I am here and you are ok! This allowed me not to panic and just do what I could.
      The fact that blew me away and let me praise relief was that I was able to see its more clarity and be calm. I went to the store… called my family to let them know and took all necessary precautions… I have nor been out in days and the outside world was a different one that’s for sure. I was able to smile at others and all along I was feeling the thoughts of many…. my sense of observation was definitely increased and it was funny how you could see on the faces of others what reflected their thoughts…. or what my perceptions were. I found myself asking too… I may not see a real physical being up close for some time… This was the clincher that grasped my heart…. Still reading from this one as I write here.

      Ok sorry for the length… like I said… I just got home… and started to share …
      Thank you Laura. So glad to have you! Stay safe my dear🙏🙏

    • Oh, I feel you in your reply here, Paula. I have finally deeply realized why Tom Hanks character in Cast Away (the movie) created “Wilson” from a volleyball-he placed a face on this ball and began talking to “Wilson.” while surviving alone on a desert island. Our hard-wiring for human connection-face to face -even at a distance is real. I have made a practice of looking at my own face in the mirror for affirmation of that human face experience…to assure myself. I do not believe I will ever take face to face meetings with members of my human family (even at a safe distance) for granted ever again-a smile, a wave, the eyes meeting eyes. You stay safe, too, my friend.

    • Yes the feeling is mutual. Everything is different now…. just took a refreshing shower, ahhhhhhhhhh🙏🙏🙏