Valerie

Questionable Intellect

Always the girl

that everyone is in love with

but no one can keep.

If my mind is so intriguing

then why is my body so easy to use?

No person can stimulate my brain

as well as they can pick away at my flaws.

 

So drawn to these people; I become.

Feeding into their words.

If I’m mentally aware of the ignorance,

then it’s more justifiable

when I reject the next person

who loves my intellect.

 

How could you love a woman

So, so stupid.

  • Author: V (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: January 13th, 2022 17:20
  • Comment from author about the poem: Note to self: Self awareness is nothing if not applied.
  • Category: Reflection
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  • User favorite of this poem: L. B. Mek.

Comments2

  • L. B. Mek

    'No person can stimulate my brain
    as well
    as they can pick away at my flaws.

    So drawn to these people;
    I become.
    a bottom feeder for their words.

    If I’m mentally aware of self-demeaning, ignorance
    then it’s more justifiable, when I reject
    the next person loving-on, my intellect.'
    (loved this distillation of a specifically, modern struggle
    we're all fighting with, at some level
    as-in
    that aspect of our awareness and introspection
    which, taints our perception
    of people's motivation
    for what kindness they show us.
    we're so used to battling, through and for: everything
    that when people throw a few petal words
    our way, we find it easier
    to view them subtle attacks..
    and especially that section about
    how (your) female body's are treated like
    worthless, use and bin
    sexualised objects
    while simultaneously strangers speak of your mind's
    invaluable worth..
    this constantly opposing
    duality's
    tend to grind us down
    over time...')
    a great write! please
    forgive me, for rudely messing
    with your poetry's wording
    I sincerely meant no disrespect
    it was just
    my overzealous nature wanting to share
    how your poetry expressed itself, to me

    • Valerie

      I absolutely love that you completely understand the concept of hypocrisy in this piece. I constantly look forward to your comments, thank you for reading!!

    • Paul Bell

      Some just want to be loved, and if love is a bit of attention, then that's all it takes. Sadly, we know it as getting used time and time again. Some learn in the end, some don't.



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