Following my Gut

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Gut Feeling.”

When’s the last time you followed your instinct despite not being sure it was the right thing to do? Did it end up being the right call?

Oh I know the feeling – the gut feeling

Even as this very prompt , I am reading

So often as my heart and head debate

I can feel the logic and reason abate.


As my thoughts do battle and  I trust my instinct

As a doctor, a science student this must be extinct.

I know this and yet I can possibly never comprehend

Why my gut feeling leads me  to many a “logical” end!!


A contradiction, well isn’t life itself often one?

Have we mastered the mysteries , has anyone?

Many a time it is that my heart is the real winner

As my poor head and logic is the well fought loser!


No regrets – I have often gone where angels fear to tread

No lifebuoys, no cushions yet I do not land on my head.

And for that, grateful I always am and always will be

On that note , I say Adios !  Let me be the Illogical logical me  !!

Goddess Astraea, Goddess of Justice
Goddess Astraea, Goddess of Justice

19 thoughts on “Following my Gut

  1. andy1076 December 6, 2014 / 10:53 pm

    You are so good at turning a prompt into haikus that everyone can relate to 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. In Pursuit of Rainbow December 7, 2014 / 1:23 pm

    It’s just mindblowing. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. amit garg December 8, 2014 / 12:44 am

    seems like a sequential chain of thoughts written as they come to mind ………how come it rymed so beautifully…amazing…..I guess “gut ryming”……cheers

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  4. amit garg December 8, 2014 / 12:46 am



  5. sweetykannoth December 8, 2014 / 10:12 am

    Nice one…and i loved the last lines ‘Let me be the Illogical logical me !!’…captures the essence of our contradictory selves !


  6. Saya December 9, 2014 / 10:44 am

    very well put 🙂 illogical logical me 🙂


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