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Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is ultimately wrong.
Love is not blind; love is a total determination to reproduce with the human being you're in love with. It's objective and based on genes and appearance.
It's not based on social ladders and/or how well you look after yourself.
Thus love is blind for your own condition, not the condition of others.
And, oh irony; the person you're in love with DOES see you for what you are!
So at least you got that right, people aren't blind.

Point is, love's not blind either; it lacks self-consciousness.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Love is blind is just a saying.
I realize "love" is an attraction to get you to make babies.
In any given nightclub, men release chemicals to attract only girls that are ovulating, while women release chemicals to get all guys interested. People like more symmetrical faces because it suggests a better gene, and a more likely chance of attractive offspring, thus continuing your particular line.
But. Your perception of a person can be thrown off due to your attraction to them. They are perfect, or their imperfections are just the cutest little quirks ever. Especially right after first meeting and having intimate relations, everything wrong with your partner is really overlooked. This is the "honeymoon stage" which happens when you start seeing someone, and sometimes right after a wedding, and a week away from everyone to have lotsa sex on some Caribbean island. This is the "blindness" that people refer to, and as the flame dies down, you can "see" again, and you see your partner's flaws for what they are. At this point, you either accept these flaws, get used to them, or you make the move of getting out of the relationship, because your personalities aren't compatible, and attempting to raise a child when with somebody you don't care for, the child (or children) grow up in a dysfunctional household, which can affect them negatively, and perhaps lower their chance of continuing your line.
The term "love is blind" just means that when you are already in love, the flaws of your partner are overlooked or downplayed in your mind, to give yourself a chance to get used to the person before deciding whether or not they are somebody you would like to have a long-term monogamous relationship with.
If the person you have an attraction to does not have the same attraction, however, this is where "People are not" comes in. People who are not in love or in like, even, tend to judge potential mates much more harshly than people with their sights already set on somebody (or somebodies).
Point is, the saying "love is blind" is not a term to be taken literally.
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Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Except true ignorant love can only sprout out of the affection for an already perfect being. The illusion of absolute beauty is already present before falling in love, it is merely reinforced afterwards.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
I'm not sure how true that statement is. By "an already perfect being" are you referring to the way some people adore deities? Otherwise, I'm not quite sure what you're talking about, as no living creature has the capability of being perfect.
If you are, I do partially agree. people "blindly" have faith and adore a being that it cannot be said for sure exists. But I don't think that that is the same "kind" of love.
The kind of love I believe I mean is the love that can be returned to you by the other person. A romantic relationship love. And while it may not be "truly ignorant" I don't believe I ever made it out to be that way. It is temporarily ignorant to allow somebody to get comfortable with somebody to make sure that this is the person to create offspring with, and that their traits are as desirable as possible. Once this "ignorance" wears off and one is able to "see the real them" they see either a subtle contrast or a very large contrast between the lovely being they were dating only a week ago and the sadistic, somewhat bad-tempered and jealous person that their partner is now.
The illusion of absolute beauty... I don't know. I myself am young, but when I get a crush on somebody, (lust, technically, not love, but it can turn into it if given the right circumstances) Before I ever really liked them, I just... Didn't. They were only alright. And then I would slowly find more little bits and pieces I liked about them, and then... I suddenly had a love interest, even though they didn't always have the same feelings.
I'm not sure if this is what you are referring to, the lust before love?
Furthermore, and perhaps I should've said it earlier, the meaning of this entire seven word poem is just that, You may like somebody, but they will not always like you back, for whatever reason. Basic incompatibility, standards, or the belief that they would be "settling" by going for you, or whatever the reason. While you have a crush, or you still love somebody after the "flame" of it has all died down, and they don't return the feelings, your ability to grasp that this person is anything but perfection is gone. I'm not sure if you've ever experienced having a crush, but this is what happens. But, while you are there, thinking about this person and their perfection, and all the cute couple names you'd be given if you started publicly dating, the other person, they don't always have a crush on you, too. If they don't, they see you normally, and they may see a flaw that you don't in any relationship that might occur.
Although, stories and poems don't belong to their authors, they belong to the readers, and if you want to interpret my little piece the way you do, go ahead, I put it up for people to do just that.
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Tintinytdj Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Furthermore, and perhaps I should've said it earlier, the meaning of this entire seven word poem is just that, You may like somebody, but they will not always like you back, for whatever reason. Basic incompatibility, standards, or the belief that they would be "settling" by going for you, or whatever the reason. "
Thank you.
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Pauper-Circumstance Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
So true!
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siena-d Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
at first i really didnt see the connection between these two statements....but then i read it again and i think i do
so im not really sure if i like it or not....but i really find it interesting the amount of feedback this poem got!
it really sucks how much negative feedback there was, but this reminds me of this one time when i was watching Americas Next Top Model and some fans of the show were asked who their favorite model was and a lot of models got negative comments and a lot got positive ones. But the judges said that negative feedback is better than no feedback at all because at least people know who you are.

so basically im just saying that i like this poem (haha sorry.....it seems like im making it seem like i know more than you...cause i know i dont)

i hope you have a nice day
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Dude, you probably do know more than me, haha. The thing about negative feedback, though, is that it has to be constructive to be useful. Saying 'this sucks' and having no reason why gives me nothing to work off of. 'This is a sentence' is only a statement, heh. Give no solutions to a supposed problem seems to me like complaining.
BT thank you, I hope your day is lovely as well.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Dude, you probably do know more than me, haha. The thing about negative feedback, though, is that it has to be constructive to be useful. Saying 'this sucks' and having no reason why gives me nothing to work off of. 'This is a sentence' is only a statement, heh. Give no solutions to a supposed problem seems to me like complaining.
BT thank you, I hope your day is lovely as well.
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Shin001 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god~

Something this simple~

Is what people miss~

Great job!
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
thanks.
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Shin001 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome!
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:iconcoldcity:
ColdCity Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Did you makeded this by your self?
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this has over 150 faves. this. over 150 faves.
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divafica Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Actually I think you're being unfair.
It may take a long time to write pages and pages of drivel, but writing something with these few wrods and still having an impact is really hard.
Try it sometime. :hmm:
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is more of a pun than anything. Besides, it's been done over and over again.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Ridiculous, right?
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
fo shizzle.
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:iconmy-soul-is-mine:
my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
mhmmmm and the next thing I post will maybe get three likes so balance will be restored don't worry.
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ah, good. all is well and balanced.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
God forbid anyone get attention over something you don't personally enjoy.
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sumarlegur Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's a sentence. A sentence that's been repeated ad nauseum for too long to remember.
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:iconmy-soul-is-mine:
my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
And people still like it. My statement stands.
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MathHater2394 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I like this comment.
I would favorite just this comment.
Though, I suppose I would have to favorite the series of comments for context.. but you get the picture. :party:
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:iconmy-soul-is-mine:
my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
I do believe I do.
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brokengod--veins Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
too true! :heart:
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RustNSplinters Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Not all people are capable of respecting and admiring short poems, sadly, but this is a striking use of words.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Well thank you.
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WolfKomoki1 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
People are blind.
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:iconmy-soul-is-mine:
my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Maybe metaphorically, but not literally.
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WolfKomoki1 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Some are literally though.
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:iconmy-soul-is-mine:
my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
some, but not all.
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GenericPseudonym Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Okay, so... that's a sentence. You just put half the sentence in the title and the other half in a poem.
Far be it from me to criticize minimalism, but... yeah. This is lazy poetry. I'm not dissing your ability to be a poet, I see you're quite a prolific poet, but please, for the sake of poetry, stop being a lazy poet. Keep being a good, diligent poet.
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RustNSplinters Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I disagree with the poet being 'lazy'. Sometimes, it's best to make a poem short, for the sake of not overdoing it. One of the most popular poems amongst poet critics, Giuseppe Ungarette's "Mattina", is merely two lines long.
"I illuminate myself
with immensity "
So don't be so hasty to damn someone else's work to the title of 'laziness'.

You want to hear what real "lazy" poetry is, I recommend you turn on the crappiest rap station you got around.
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GenericPseudonym Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Actually, in the worlds of a pretty wise rapper, "Check yourself before you wreck yourself."

First of all, yes, you can have a great five word poem, its true. Usually as a part of a larger project. Project poetry is shit by definition. Take Brenda Hillman or anyone from the California poetry factories, for example.

I agree with the author below... their other poetry shows that they are inherently strong poets, but sadly this... is not their strongest work, just panders to the least common denominator of the deviantart poetry scene. That is why I don't have my poetry on here anymore.
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RustNSplinters Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I still disagree that this work is unsatisfactory, but it's not the end of the world.

Excellent retort, if I do say so myself, good sir.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Heh. Dude I get it. I didn't really think it would get a response, my usual stuff gets tops one comment. And then this gets a good response, because it generalizes how lonely people feel about love, in only a few, easy to read words. Catchy one-liner, but certainly not the literary piece I'm most proud of. I guess it's ironic how something I don't usually do got attention.
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GenericPseudonym Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist
Glad to hear it. You earned a watch. I'll take some time and critique some of your other work.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
alright.
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destrakon Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
because if they were i'd be robbing them
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Heh. Devious.
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
...So blind people don't exist or...?
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
That's exactly what I meant by this. :iconeyerollplz:
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Vanhir Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
What you actually meant was sort of lost behind the pretentiousness. :nod:
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Haha. I am in no position to be pretentious. And if it came off as such, I apologize.
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RDSZeta Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
HOLY SHIT.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
IKR?!
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A-Very-Merry-Q Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Ok.
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my-soul-is-mine Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
Glad we're clear.
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pixiepearl Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Deep.
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