Poem: Narcissism Love

Updated on October 4, 2019
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I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Fire and Ice" by Pat Benatar


Love bombing is a passion
you do with finesse,
leaving nothing left to chance.

It’s a whirlwind romance,
sweeping her feet off the ground
totally by surprise.

Devoting all your attention towards her,
listening to her every word,
sending thoughtful texts,
giving her gifts for no reason
other than she’s your gal.

Conquering her is your quest,
winning at all costs is your need,
ultimate success is your trophy.

Once hooked
the adventure winds down,
her value diminishes,
your loving attention fades,
complete with ready made excuses
for your neglect.

A sad existence
never truly feeling love,
only tasting nibbles of it’s sweet nectar,
biding time until the other woman
sees your value.

Throwing caution to the wind
devaluing your trophy,
discarding her into the garbage
with a vengeance,
rushing forward to pursue
your new conquest.

"Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill

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      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you, Shaloo.

        It is sad, but to them it is a way of life.

      • swalia profile image

        Shaloo Walia 

        8 months ago from India

        It's sad how some people treat love as a challenge and once their love is reciprocated, it loses all charm for them. Beautifully written!

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House

        Thank you, Tamara.

        I am so pleased to hear it describes the Narcissistic ways.

        I appreciate your kind words. Thank you for reading my work.

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        8 months ago from Uninhabited Regions

        Brilliant! I have written many poems, as well, on Narcissistic Abuse. Your words chime with truth and wisdom. I enjoyed reading this, immensely!

        True Narcissistic Personalities are cruel children inside adult bodies, always wanting their own way, and thinking only of themselves.

        For the most part, they are unable to self-reflect which makes therapy futile. Also, generally speaking, these kind do not wish to change, even if they could do so.

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House


        So glad you stopped by to read my work.

        I doubt the guys you knew ever really grew up.

        Narcissism has a tendency to stay with you unless you go through counseling, and even then I doubt if it really disappears.

        But we can always hope for the best.

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        Bill Holland 

        8 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I've known a couple guys like this when I was in my twenties. It was all a game to them. I wonder what happened to them....are they now alone? Did they finally grow up? Did they continue to cause harm?

      • Brenda Arledge profile imageAUTHOR


        8 months ago from Washington Court House


        Honestly, I think narcissism is so difficult to deal with because one does not realize what it is in the beginning.

        It is very toxic and hard to survive.

        The devalue stage is the worse part...It is hard to imagine how cruel others can be.

        Thank you for reading and leaving your comments.

      • Lorna Lamon profile image

        Lorna Lamon 

        8 months ago

        I have treated patients who have been devalued in this way and it takes years to recover, sadly some never do. Your poem gives a vivid description of narcissism and its toxic abuse.


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