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Self Destructive

March 31, 2014
By HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Love me for my messed up hair
Even though you could never run your fingers through it
Without getting caught in the mess of it yourself
In fact, you would get caught in my mess of everything
I treat my past as not my past, but my present
I cannot let go of what is long gone
And I would drag you into my past
Like a time machine

Love me, even though I am hazardous and
Screwed up
Self conscious
But the good news is that opposites attract
And we would be perfect together

Love me for my eyes, though their embers are dying out
And you would rarely get to see them sparkle
"Eyes are windows to the soul"
But I should draw my curtains close

Love me for my irreparable heart
Long ago, my heart was replaced
By a broken record stuck on replay
Stuttering through the same old tune
Its sound waves rippling through my body
Like the surface of a pond
I cannot promise much but I can promise this
I can love you like you deserve
And I hope that is enough
Love me for loving you

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This article has 39 comments.

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Dec. 23 2016 at 12:52 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Thank you so much! I'm so glad that you could relate to my poem on a spiritual level. Also your friend's boyfriend sounds like a keeper.

Beila BRONZE said...
on Feb. 20 2015 at 3:24 am
Beila BRONZE, Palo Alto, California
3 articles 0 photos 516 comments

Favorite Quote:
"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." -Mark Twain

I have no words. You gave voice to my soul. The second stanza--hazardous and self-destructive, screwed up, self-conscious--is priceless. You reminded me, also, of a good friend of mine, who has an incredible boyfriend. He truly doesn't mind getting caught in her past as long as he gets to run his fingers through her hair and she loves him back. You've captured so much in so few words. You have a gift.

HudaZav SILVER said...
on Aug. 28 2014 at 12:33 pm
HudaZav SILVER, Toronto, Other
8 articles 6 photos 390 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Nothing is impossible; the word itself says 'I'm possible'!" -Audrey Hepburn

Thank you very much! And I'm glad you liked 1984, it's my absolute favorite =)

midnightwoah said...
on Aug. 27 2014 at 9:42 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

I enjoyed the repetition of Love me, and the deeper message inside it. My favorite line was, "By a broken record struck on replay", because a record can replay without being broken. Also, thank you so much for recommening "1984" for me, loved every page!

on Jul. 19 2014 at 1:08 am
CheesePie BRONZE, Princeton, New Jersey
1 article 8 photos 7 comments
Awesome poem! I love the last line, perfect but for some reason never thought of till now. AWESOME :)

on Jul. 12 2014 at 7:39 am
Myvoice4change SILVER, Other, Other
9 articles 3 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Everything will be ok in the end. If it's not okay, it's not the end."

I feel like maybe this could use more rhythm but that's just my personal opinion. I especially like the last verse! Good idea. and actually this could be a song . have you ever thought about turning this into lyrics?

on Jul. 11 2014 at 10:31 pm
sarahcarp63 DIAMOND, Denver, Colorado
51 articles 2 photos 17 comments

Favorite Quote:
'The really important people in life have a way of coming back to you'
'Good enough isn't good enough'
'You don't have to be sick to get better'
'Come what may and love it'

very very relatable

on Jul. 11 2014 at 11:57 am
Ariel_Fluffyy SILVER, Los Angeles, California
7 articles 0 photos 54 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You May Encounter Many Defeats But You Must Not Be Defeated" By- Dr. Maya Angelou

This is a very beautiful piece. I enjoy reading this. Great Job!!

on Jul. 9 2014 at 3:15 am
sparrow-at-flight BRONZE, Mill Valley, California
2 articles 1 photo 8 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is mind-traveling, destination unknown."

Beautiful <3 so happy I found you acocunt!!

midnightwoah said...
on Jul. 8 2014 at 5:24 pm
midnightwoah, Monett, Missouri
0 articles 0 photos 188 comments

Favorite Quote:
"We accept the love we think we deserve." -Stephen Chbosky

Very unique, you used your word choice very carefully and it made the poetry stand out. Keep writing!

on Jun. 27 2014 at 9:57 am
Sissybug2012 PLATINUM, Union, Missouri
36 articles 0 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"the greatest thing you'll ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return." -MOULIN ROUGE (song lyrics)

Love this...

lydia.w GOLD said...
on Jun. 26 2014 at 10:33 pm
lydia.w GOLD, Myerstown, Pennsylvania
11 articles 7 photos 20 comments

Favorite Quote:
I was always an unusual girl.
My mother told me I had a chameleon soul, no moral compass pointing due north, no fixed personality; just an inner indecisiveness that was as wide and as wavering as the ocean...
And if I said I didn't plan for it to turn out this way I'd be lying...
Because I was born to be the other woman.
Who belonged to no one, who belonged to everyone.
Who had nothing, who wanted everything, with a fire for every experience and an obsession for freedom that terrified me to the point that I couldn't even talk about it, and pushed me to a nomadic point of madness that both dazzled and dizzied me.

I really like this. I love how you keep saying love me even though there are flaws

on Jun. 23 2014 at 12:24 am
MissExploration BRONZE, Vancouver, Washington
1 article 0 photos 112 comments

Favorite Quote:
It Can Only Fly When It Needs To.

I absolutely loved your repetition of the words "Love me" in every stanza. It ties the whole poem together. 

on Jun. 22 2014 at 10:53 pm
SabrinaFaire SILVER, Odenville, Alabama
5 articles 0 photos 32 comments

Favorite Quote:
"You aren't going to impose the patriarchal paradigm on ME." Alaska Young

This is great, it truly made me feel the words!

gboo12 SILVER said...
on Jun. 22 2014 at 9:43 pm
gboo12 SILVER, Bergen County, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 18 comments
Absolutely perfect I loved it. Evoked so much emotion

on Jun. 22 2014 at 9:19 pm
Ashers101 DIAMOND, Lebanon, Pennsylvania
54 articles 0 photos 26 comments

Favorite Quote:
I don't want to be like everyone else, I want to be me. I won't walk with all of you on the ground because I can fly. -My own quote

That's amazing. I really liked it. Good job :)

on Jun. 21 2014 at 4:50 pm
Luv4Ever SILVER, Jacksonville, Florida
7 articles 0 photos 199 comments

Favorite Quote:
A miracle is just another name for hard work
-Minho in "To The Beautiful You"

Beautifully done all around

on May. 15 2014 at 10:10 am
NostradamusClaims, New Delhi, Other
0 articles 0 photos 14 comments

Favorite Quote:
out beyond ideas of right doing and wrong doing
there is a field
i'll meet you there

i love dark poetry and this is just it!!!!!
it had been a long time since i read something this good. keep writing more... :)

on May. 15 2014 at 8:52 am
uncomfortableBrunette SILVER, Lr. Sackville, Other
5 articles 13 photos 164 comments

Favorite Quote:
I want to hate you half as much as i hate myself

This is pretty good! I like dark poetry, and I found this suited my tastes! I like how its about having already gone through to many heart braks, and yet still not giving up!

on May. 14 2014 at 8:46 pm
Tactical_Writer_65 BRONZE, Mona, Utah
1 article 0 photos 6 comments
It was interesting. I liked it. Good word choice and writing overall. I really, really liked it, even if I'm not much of a poetry guy. Haha. Good job