Love/Hate Relationship


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you can't help those who see no reason to help themselves...

Love/Hate Relationship

Your generosity and confidence,
Your narcissism and temper,
Your sensitivity and intelligence,
Your stupidity and rage.

Thoughtful, controlling, nurturing, condescending,
One hundred shades of gray.

How am I to reconcile these completely
Different strangers into the form of one person?

Which is the true self and which is the mask?
Do you even know yourself?

You are exactly what your parents made you,
And yet you are exactly who you are in spite of their attempts
To own and destroy you.

I am so proud of who you are
And I am equally disgusted by you.

This seesaw persona is driving me mad,
And only half of you cares.

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infiniti commented on Love/Hate Relationship


This one made me laugh because I fully understand it. Check out "Tormented Souls" then u wil see why I connect with this one all to well. Infiniti

Insight commented on Love/Hate Relationship


This is an Ebony expression of things that were, shadows that has shattered a ebony image of peace and love.

ttlove commented on Love/Hate Relationship


thats was a new member.and i have a few these poems come from the top of your head or is this somethings your goin i write poems when i feel a emotion..and i learned not to cry..but to write..ya kno



for me, it is always a little of both. sometimes i take 'poetic license' to embellish details, but the majority is what i have been through. thanks for your comments, it means a lot to hear feedback!

When power leads man towards arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) Thirty-fifth President of the USA

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