Get Your Premium Membership

You and I and I and You

You, who are so perfect in my eyes, so beautiful- adorable, and I, so flawed, ugly, damaged and crawling with defects; why do you enjoy my company? You, who are so sleek and slender, humming with a quiet intellect and a serenity about you, and I, so grossly overweight and pretentiously boastful and nervous; how can you abide my company? You, who are a paragon of patience, so understanding and self-assured, and I, so insanely impulsive, so myopic and brimming with self-doubt; how do you stand my company? You, who are so sweet, so considerably kind, so thoughtful and generous, and I, so bitter, so selfish, so self-absorbed; why do you choose my company? You, who are so self-composed, full of self-control, so sound and stable, and I, so very neurotic, so completely compulsive and verily volatile; how can you tolerate my company? You, who are so diligent, so driven and ambitious, so achieving, and I, so lackadaisically lazy, so uninspired, so complacent; why do you settle for my company? You, who are ethical, so moral, so very virtuous, and I, so corrupt, so unprincipled, so wholly wicked; how can you endure my company? You, who are so normal, so well-adjusted, so conventional, and I, so maniacal, so unbalanced and irrational; why do you condone my company? You, who are bubbling with charm, who loves unconditionally and is absolutely accepting, and I, boiling with rage, fueled by misanthropy and incredibly intolerant; how can you welcome my company? That you love and accept me for who and what I am, is a treasure beyond measure. I cherish your company, but why you cherish mine is something I cannot fathom. All I know is that I love you, my dear, beloved friend. **This was written for two very dear friends: Karen and Tommy :) ***I also love palindromes ;) *****FREE VERSE OLD AND NEW ENTRY

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 1/29/2014 11:17:00 AM
This is how both people in the relationship feels at all times. sadly, no one can truly see how beautiful they are
Login to Reply
Date: 10/24/2013 2:13:00 PM
chan You captured the the relationship of two opposites that go well together. The reader can feel the emotion you put into this. I just don't like the bad self image part. Because I go through that every day. The comment on my Couples Courtesy poem hit me hard. I hope somebody every state will allow same sex marriage. Hugs
Login to Reply
That Archaic Poet Avatar
Just That Archaic Poet
Date: 10/24/2013 2:28:00 PM
Thanks, sweet pea. I tend to villainize myself in my poetry, which comes from a deep-rooted sense of self-loathing sometimes. Thanks for the review <3
Date: 10/11/2013 2:11:00 PM
I am in total agreement with Mustapha's comments. I am also delighted beyond measure that you went outside of your poetic comfort zone and wrote a free verse ! **Applause**
Login to Reply
That Archaic Poet Avatar
Just That Archaic Poet
Date: 10/11/2013 3:21:00 PM
*blushes* Thanks, K All my love <3 ~Chan
Date: 10/9/2013 6:22:00 PM
As they say, "opposites attract". Sometimes we need friends who are different from us, because they bring to us what we lack ourselves...I liked this poem from you. It is very thought provoking. You did a great job with free verse, which I know is "foreign" to you! Nicely done!
Login to Reply
That Archaic Poet Avatar
Just That Archaic Poet
Date: 10/10/2013 12:29:00 PM
Very true indeed, SP. Thank you for the compliment; I think I will be exploring more "free-verse" and "narrative" formats. I don't think I could have conveyed this message as well in rhyme (shocking! lol). Thanks for stopping by <3
Date: 10/5/2013 9:56:00 PM
this is deferentially my favored poem,great writing,Ivy
Login to Reply
That Archaic Poet Avatar
Just That Archaic Poet
Date: 10/7/2013 9:43:00 AM
Many thanks and deep appreciation, Ivy :)
Date: 10/5/2013 6:17:00 PM
This piece is uniformed my dear Archaic. It transcends the originality of your other poetic pieces my friend. I love the way how you stuck with the theme straight through which is a succinct sign of a good writer. I commend you for this piece, now take a bow because I'm adding this to my favourites.
Login to Reply
That Archaic Poet Avatar
Just That Archaic Poet
Date: 10/7/2013 9:42:00 AM
You sure know how to make a poet smile, my dear Mustapha. This is a brand new piece written on a whim and fleeting idea I had early one morning, when my poetic powers are at their peak lol. Thank you so much for the thoughtful comments and for the *fave*. You are all kinds of awesome :)