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Poem: Love With A Narcissist

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Poem Summary

Love with a narcissist is a poem describeing how a narcissist acts while in a relationship. In the beginning he works quickly, confessing his love, planning your future together. Then without warning he shatters your heart when you least expect it.


"Love With a Narcissist"

She listens as he plans
each moment of their life
like they will be together for eternity,
hugging her close speaking passionate words of love
each day before he leaves for work,
even on the very day
he decides their time is over.

Her memories replay his words during their first week,
“I Love You!
I know it’s too soon
for you to say it back,
but that’s okay.”

Then he exclaimed,
“I'm happy I finally found you.
I've been searching for such a long time.”

He showers her with attention,
sends her messages,
surprises her with gifts,
takes her on vacation almost immediately
trying to convince her of his love.

She remembers him saying,
“You're good for me.
I love you more than you will ever know.”

As their last days approach
his love grows stronger,
closer than ever before,
when suddenly, for no apparent reason
he detonates a bomb,
shattering their love
as quickly as it began.


The TRUTH always comes out in the end, no matter how hard someone tries to hide it.

Lies are just a temporary delay to the inevitable.

— NotSalmon.com

"Broken" by Lindsey Haun



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 02, 2021:


You may have some narcissist tendencies, but I doubt that you are a full fledged narcissist.

Narcissist have no emotions. They don't really feel emotions as normal people do.

It is very rare that they cry unless they are fake tears trying to manipulate another.

They don't have empathy.

They are selfish & think only about themselves first & foremost.

If there isn't anything in it for them...they are basically not interested.

Food for thought though...are your tears of joy or sadness real?

Cause rarely does one feel remorse.

Rodric Anthony Johnson from Surprise, Arizona on August 02, 2021:

Sometimes I wonder if I am a narcissist. I sit and ponder--if I have relationships because of how they benefit my life alone.

It is a hard self-evaluation. I've caused so much hurt in the lives of my family members and it brings me to tears of gratitude or remorse. I still feel the need to do it just to test myself. Then when my family tells me they need me, I cry tears of happiness. It is still all about how I feel, though.

I do notice other people's feelings, but all in relation to how they've affected me. When I feel sorry for others, it's because I picture myself in that same predicament and I want to help. I don't do it because I see suffering.

I truly have to pray and meditate if life is not all about me. I loved the poem, but is that even a narcissistic offering? I love it, so it must be good. I just put myself in another loop of emotion. I suppose I am a person with narcissistic tendencies if I am truly frank. And again, I made this about me instead of the poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 02, 2021:


Thank you so much for this truth.

They are God's children whom we are to love...but we are not responsible for fixing them.

It is hard to ignore people who you want God to help, but that's where prayer comes into our hearts.

Thanks for making me smile with your ending comment.

manatita44 from london on August 02, 2021:

He was right about one thing. We cannot fix anyone. We keep n trying, but they are God's, not ours. Even our children. They too, have their own story ... their own struggles. Nice letter or should I say, interesting and impactful. Om Shanti!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on August 01, 2021:

Narcissist love bombing & discard

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