The Psychology of Cute

The Psychology of Cute

A Poem by Rachelle
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It works both ways...

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Big puppy-dog eyes beseeching
Docile temperament so pleasing
A little fat to round it off
Try not to look at all that tough.

Suppress your own little genuine thoughts
Succumb to ideas by others wrought.
High-pitched sycophantic tone concurring
Blind obedience, independence blurring.

Please them to their hearts' content
Question not where your soul went.

© 2014 Rachelle



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Not sure I'm following this message, but being a dog-lover, I have to take that path. This reminds me of the way so-called "unconditional love" actually brings MANY CONDITIONS! We are slaves to the desires of our furry friends! Your poem seems to accept this with humor & good will!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Ouch. You really make your point, and it's so sad that it was even necessary. I guess in certain situations, many of us feel we have to suppress our real selves.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Rachelle, Questioning the location of one's soul while held in sway by the terminal cuteness of a pet is a challenge for most pet owners. It's more than cuteness that endears them to us, so deeply imbedded in our lives that we can't imagine that some day they will be gone...long before we are. THAT is when we realize exactly where our souls went. Fantastic piece! take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


I have a dog and he is an amazing animal who gives me much more than I give him; I believe he knows this! I loved this write. Thanks for sharing! - FT

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rachelle

2 Years Ago

The love they give back is unconditional...No strings attached....
I'm hypnotized! My cat does that to me all the time. The thing about cats, though, is they're not obedient at all! They'll do what they want, when they want it, and they'll only come to you when they're hungry. Being cute is a psychology all on its own. Great job Rachelle. You're very insightful!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rachelle

2 Years Ago

Much appreciated, Sherif! Thanks for taking the time to review!
Interesting write.....
Insightful and intelligent thought.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rachelle

2 Years Ago

Thanks, SSADD!
Saddam

2 Years Ago

Welcome dear friend.........
This is very deep and insightful
I changed my picture here from the handsome gentleman in a tuxedo
To this wierd photo of a man opening up his mind to help him understand
And for others to see inside that there is more to a person than just looks.

Sometimes it is hard being a beautiful person on the inside only
But only those of us that are....... understand that.

(This is all tongue in cheek humor)
Your poem on the other hand is brilliant.

Trace

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rachelle

2 Years Ago

Thank you, sir!
insightful and oh so true. but I can't help wondering, can you really blame someone driven by desperation?

evry well penned, Rachelle.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rachelle

2 Years Ago

And we fall into this trap even is we don't like it.
Oh I know many who get what they want because of their looks, taking advantage of that makes them ugly inside.

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rachelle

2 Years Ago

But we needn't do a Kanye West. In a way, I salute his stand but it wasn't proper to render it in su.. read more
gradually our true self disappears as we become people pleasers and sycophants until we are nothing but a shell of ourselves. Powerful insight and awareness drives this piece.
Thanks for sharing Rachelle

Posted 2 Years Ago


Rachelle

2 Years Ago

Thank you! In our need to connect and find acceptance, cloying sycophancy has its place. But, souls .. read more

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