To Love the One that does not Love Himself

By felicity0444

I thought I could see well enough through your fog of self-loathing
to understand your reasoning. 
If only I could see clearly enough to understand your obsession with thriving on
hopelessness, anger, self-doubt, and unhappiness. 
My imagination ran wild as I imagined I would be enough
Somehow be enough
What is our worth if not how we honor each other?
You honor your worth and my own by choosing 
self-destruction, torture, and degradation of the soul.
Living in a pit of despair and throwing away all means of survival and escape...hopeless.

Knowingly choosing internal soul mutilation
over your own health and happiness.
Hypocritical ways only serve to bind and confuse
not only you but all people within your circle.
Selfishness buries you under its black wings
cloaking you within its misery.
You believe it's others that bind you to your prison because your
striped wings do not blossom within your cell as flowers do in the sun. 
 It is you and you alone...that latches your shackles and throws away the key.
You nurture your misery and grow your black flowers of doubt
always tending to them as they spread their seeds and spawn the clouds of 
icy rain that surround you. 

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Copyright 2016 felicity0444
Published on Thursday, February 18, 2016.     Filed under: "Love" and "Poetry"
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  • A former member wrote: You nurture your misery and grow your black flowers of doubt. Very powerful! I see it now.

  • A former member wrote: I think we have all known those who are self destructive in one form or antoher but want to blame others for their failures. This work addresses an extremely difficult theme and does it with an astute understanding of the problem mixed with a talented use of the art form in its presentation.

  • Dejected_Worth On Thursday, February 18, 2016, Dejected_Worth (129)By person wrote:

    Well composed. An overall capturing piece.

  • A former member wrote: Very well written overall. Love the personification used for "Selfishness". A very powerful poem

  • Noel Haiasi On Thursday, February 25, 2016, Noel Haiasi (44)By person wrote:

    I agree, those were my favorite lines in the entire thing. Nice write.

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