Narcopath

Narcopath

A Poem by David
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Forth and back so on and so forth


Madness masking more madness


When a narcissist cries


Big, fat, salty


Crocodile tears of self love


For you to appreciate their

Sensitivity


Insightful through the most insidious of manipulations


Unaware, blissfully, so blissfully you stay unaware


In an emotional waiting room


Preparing for an appointment


That was never made


Not for you anyway

You're just the vessel

My ride to the store


Paradoxically

To the narcopath


Self love is

Self loathing


Self loathing's

Self love


Those who crave pity


Must first devour all of their own

Then starve at too young an age

From loving themselves

Much too much

Behind a shattered enough stage


A mess at the start

Even cats need learn their own claws


Professional confidence from something


Re-sewn, sutured, glued, reassembled


From pure disaster into smooth alabaster

Sharp at the edges, dangerous

This insightful love of the narcopath


Fierce now unbroken

Statuesque

Whole and all powerful


Distorted fully to experience zero reality

Floating among humans

In irrelevant situations


A deep love shared for the glory


Of one


With the strength


Of one thousand suns



Be careful


Those little emo black holes, ha,


They'll swallow your a*s whole


© 2018 David



Author's Note

David
Love yourself to death.

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Featured Review

Well said. Great write and I can totally relate having been on the other side of the Narcissists mental games of hide and seek. Manipulation at the very best. I love the style, it grabs the reader and allows you to feel as you move through the poem. Nice job!

Posted 2 Years Ago


3 of 3 people found this review constructive.

David

2 Years Ago

It's an autobiographical poem.... I apologize on behalf of all the horrible narcissists you've enco.. read more
EileenMarie

2 Years Ago

1 was enough. I'm sure I have encountered more in the world but living with 1 was plenty. I am fre.. read more



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I am glad I read this. It is well thought out and although I don't know anything about psychology or the labels psychologists use (narcopath, narcissist etc.) the poem seems to cover most people during at least some points in a lifetime. The best poems do that, show some aspect of humanity I mean. This poem takes the specific malaise that might trouble one individual and translates it into the general ache that sooner or later afflicts us all. I think this is an outstanding piece of writing.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

What a great poem! In high school there are sooooo many of these narcissists crying fake tears for sympathy. Attention lovers and mirror carriers. It's annoying after a while, it's like no ones real anymore. Great write! I enjoyed it! :)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David

2 Months Ago

Everybody has a fake front stage persona... but some people who also lack genuine empathy take it a .. read more
Sarah_Allen_Poe

2 Months Ago

i totally agree with that! social media has allowed us to put on a mask and pretend to be what we're.. read more
I truly understand how Narcissists plays the head games. I like your writing very much, thank you for sharing your talents with all of us on this page.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David

2 Months Ago

It is always my pleasure. Thanks for reading.
Beautifully described in detail showing the inner workings of a narcissist's mind,their self pity and self love and the toll it takes on those around them. Wonderful!!

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David

2 Months Ago

Writing about crazy people is my specialty. Which may or may not be because I'm a crazy person.
Feeling this one. An intense and dark walk through an unhealthy mind. Well done and memorable.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David

5 Months Ago

Thanks. I love how it reminds me of my inner scumbag.
This is a great piece. Flow and wording are first rate. You have created something that evolves as it goes, and so does the reader. Great job.
-Richard

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David

7 Months Ago

Thanks Richard. Sorry about the tardiness of this response... I got lazy and let the reviews pile u.. read more
A narcissist is someone
who can gaze in the mirror intently
while someone beside them
bleeds slowly from the jugular

I once dated a narcissist. Basically they are like leeches. They'll anesthetize the wound so they can keep sucking their prey's blood as long as they can (read as long as they want) In this case, the bloodfest lasted five years till we both fell away drained, exhausted. In each other we found ourselves...Yes, that's love.

I am jealous of this writing (envious doesn't sound strong enough). I dislike a superior writer (or writing). I can't stand anything that pokes through my illusions of grandeur :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David

2 Months Ago

Ha. You're a narcopath.

Don't feel bad. All my best friends are terrible people.
DIVYA

2 Months Ago

Better terrible than nothing :)
David

2 Months Ago

You are me from a different country. Wanna make out later?
Damn.
Tasty
You can write

Posted 11 Months Ago


You hit the nail on the head with this one.
My favorite part of this piece is
"Unaware, blissfully, so blissfully you stay unaware

In an emotional waiting room
Preparing for an appointment
That was never made
Not for you anyway"

You captured the cold essence of the experience perfectly.. Nicely done.


Posted 1 Year Ago


strong words that resinate with someone who also loves himself and strives for importance in the most unnecessary places. I enjoyed this piece a lot.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

David

1 Year Ago

I'm glad you enjoyed it. I think this applies to most people in varying degrees. Few admit it thou.. read more

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