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Why you'd fall in-love with a psychopath

As I sit here waiting for you in our favorite corner of Chai Java
I can’t help but ponder on why the falling occurs.
I see them: the people in-love; the people who think they are in-love and 
the people who are clearly not in-love
The question reformulates in my mind
Why would someone fall for the ‘wrong one’?
I hold my second cup of coffee 
Thoughts turn and turn in my head
And at the bottom of the cup a shadowy reflection occurs
Finally, I conclude this way:

There is no such thing as loving someone else…(cue in the chilling music).

Love is a reflection.
Every human being, by virtue of their being human being is born
with this capacity/emotion called love.
As one matures, the capacity expands, transforms, or simply dims. 
But as all such things in this universe, anomalies occur –
Cue in the psychopath (the ones born without capacities except the most revolting
capacity – the capacity to imitate capacities).

Now here’s where it gets tricky part– the argument behind the argument:
I can hear the uproar
No! This can’t be!
Love is a chemical reaction! It’s all about pheromones, right?
But ask yourself
Can there be a chemical reaction without all the chemicals present? Doubtful!
But the love experts would tell you, distance makes the heart grow fonder.

If love is a reflection, what does this mean?
It means the love inside of you needs a reflecting surface – that is all love EXCEPT
one kind of love.
Think of the love inside of you an immovable force – 
one that hits a reflector and bounces back onto your heart; 
the breathing organ that makes you feel.
Your love goes out as love in-general; it finds a reflector
(a human surface capable
of throwing the love onto your heart) and reaches your
heart as a certain kind of love.

Alone the cup still stands
But when it finds its saucer – it beams, it basks in beauty
A cup with a saucer that ill fits is not a pretty sight you’ll agree.
The size, the pattern, the make must agree to achieve that perfect synergy.
But of course some people try to force the issue.

Now bring out the critics: a love that gets distorted in the course 
of bouncing onto your heart leads to anomalies (think pedophiles).
(Note to self: more thought is needed on 
what would distort the love reflection)
Because you feel the love reflected back to you – the reflector 
becomes meaningful to you –
You’re drawn to them
Soon you say ‘I love you’ but in essence this should be
‘You reflect my love’.
As can be perceived not all human surfaces can reflect love – hence the 
limitations of the different types of love
(Another note to self: more research is needed on what makes 
some surfaces reflect while others don’t)
But herein comes the psychopath – the one who is able to reflect all 
types of love EXCEPT one –
Agape love – a love that does not depend on reflection;
A love tempered by justice – the doing the right 
thing because it is right kind-of-love.

Think again: why would you fall for the psychopath?
Answer: because the psychopath has the capacity to bounce back your love
Remember: the psychopath cannot reflect agape love – it simply is not
in them to practice justice
In conclusion: lesson learnt: when you’re in the vicinity of someone,
forget about romantic love; forget about 
all other forms of love:
Stop making up excuses for questionable actions:
Delve inside you – reach inwards and stand before them 
with your agape love and see what happens.

There you are bouncing in your self-assured way; late as usual
Walking in like you own the world
Finding an empty cup, two empty seats and a dull ring
Funny thing is: You’ll never understand why I had to say goodbye.

Motif: philosophical
Vicky Tsiluma


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  1. Date: 4/19/2014 8:18:00 PM

    Magnificent ending, to the true begining of your powerful philosophy Vicky. I appreciate the thoroughness, and accuracy of your astute observations, you are legitamte, an ancient and real philodopher. True, synergistic love is a co dependence. Your diagnosis of the psychopsth is precise. Great poetic education hete, and a FAV. J.A.B.
  1. Date: 4/3/2014 11:46:00 AM

    WOW! WOW!. Vicky, first all, I'm in love with the thought of falling in love. What becomes of love, once you notice the person in front, is not what you sought him/her to be. Is not the same reflection, they wanted after some time passing. I'm thinking, I will approach this a little differently. I can't help it. I'm the psychopath in this relationship. (if any) I give this person, what they need, knowing I'm only bouncing back from denial. Denial of what? I don't know. I can't give what's expected from me, I don't pull the love card that long. My heart belongs to the world. Sometimes I wonder why, this person hasn't said goodbye. I'm in it for myself. YES I AM! I'm not afraid to admit it. Great freaking write.. Love the way you spill and contor--- your own Philosophy here, ..always~ PD
  1. Date: 3/27/2014 3:52:00 AM

    Woah great philosophical epic. Love is a mystery. Chemical and natural but can be both moral and immoral. The Holybooks preach against forbiden love n when we dont heed them we falter.
  1. Date: 2/28/2014 11:27:00 AM

    Absolutely brilliant. Thanks for making my day. I have found it pleasurable to always begin the weekend with Poetrysoup because poets like you and poems like this do not disappoint. Have a lovely weekend
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 4:20:00 PM

    Long, deep, covers just about all aspects! Wonderful... Terry
  1. Date: 2/16/2014 10:06:00 PM

    WOW VICKY! I can see why you won. Congratulations. I like the line - some people try to force the issue. I also think that people use the word ( love ) too freely. I enjoyed this very much.... Lucilla
  1. Date: 2/15/2014 4:34:00 PM

    Congratulations on your well deserved win Vicky!
  1. Date: 2/14/2014 2:47:00 PM

    Congrats on this playful, complexyet in the end serious work. Glad I drink my coffee in a mug and don't need or want no saucer.
  1. Date: 2/13/2014 3:39:00 AM

    Congrats on win with this excellent work Vicki.
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 11:48:00 AM

    Congrats congrats Vicki quite a read. well done on the win..' t
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 9:10:00 AM

    Enjoyed the poem and congrats on the win, vicki
  1. Date: 2/12/2014 3:22:00 AM

    - Another contest sponsored by: Giorgio V. - "Impress me IV" - CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WINNING POEM,VICKY - ENJOYABLE TO READ YOURS AND A PLEASURE TO PARTICIPATE :))) - Anne-Lise :)
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 10:46:00 PM

    wow, this is very heavy stuff. I don't know if I can begin to fathom it all!! I watch lots of shows about psychopaths. They are truly in a class all their own and some people do get tricked by them! You are a very interesting person the way you think , vicky! I think philosophical is your cup of tea!!
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 8:39:00 PM

    The cup loves the saucer and they make a beautiful pair, but can one live without the other and still be in love. the psychopath thinks not. You can't depend on love. It will let you down. Is it the psychopaths fault or your own. Ah these are things that keep us awake at night. I like the way you think and this was well done. ~Kilmer
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:52:00 PM

    This one requires some reflection and pondering. Very philosophical write, and one that I enjoyed immensely. Thanks for sharing. I like the note to self, it really helps this read as a deep introspection and reflection on the subject.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 4:19:00 PM

    Hi Vicky.This is a most interesting write you have written here for us. It took some devouring, but it seems so very true. They tell me that unless you love yourself you cannot really love others. A great philosophical poem, this is, and I enjoyed very much....peter
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 10:35:00 AM

    A very long but interesting reflection Vicky. Food for thought. Thank you for sharing. Daz
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:26:00 AM

    † So Many Layers To Creation And Two Amongst A Few That I Do Know, Sweet Beautiful Vicky ˜ In Re Humanity We Are Both Spirit As Flesh: Our Spirit Ever Longing For Their "FATHER IN HEAVEN'S LOVE;" While As The Flesh Apart From This, HOLY SPIRIT," Is No Less A Beast I Believe: In Essence A Zombie ? Basically At This Point The Only Truth I Need To Know ˜ Impressive As Intriguing Painting And I Also Do Believe, That All In Creation Is "CREATED" With, A Purpose....Love John
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 7:17:00 AM

    Good morning Vicky.
  1. Date: 2/11/2014 2:52:00 AM

    i think we get reborn and find friends and enemys ..and the ones that take your breath away....great inciteful poetry here babe...
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 2:11:00 PM

    this is a psycho- spiritual experience for me, vicky.. love your ' unconditonal love' musings; i wish you had joined my contest..this was waht i was looking for!.. toasting anoher cup of reflection.. terrific!. huggs!
  1. Date: 2/10/2014 12:12:00 PM

    Agape love is the way god loves us, a true reflection of love.. Sip from the cup before turning it up, love is a health hazard. Deep and thought provoking!
  1. Date: 2/5/2014 8:49:00 AM

    What a great way to start my day, I really enjoyed both your pose Vicky, outstanding!
  1. Date: 2/4/2014 11:18:00 AM

    as always you make me rethink. warm thoughts, Ralph
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 12:31:00 AM

    Great write...We certaintly don't always choose who we fall in love with.psycho path and all