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Egos on Display

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Below is the poem entitled Egos on Display which was written by poet Diane Locksley. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Egos on Display

So many people complain when they lose

To gain better rankings, judges they schmooze

And if they don’t place, their egos are bruised

They even use blogs simply to recuse

To some extent, these attacks may amuse

But their true intent is to light a fuse

Comments from favor seekers surely ooze

Superlatives they always overuse

They don’t know how to give honest reviews

“Luv” is a word they quite often misuse

Seeking to have their poems perused

But tell them the truth and they’ll sing the blues

It’s a game of getting comments and views

If you don’t play, they will transfuse

Words of anger from an inadequate muse



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  1. Date: 8/31/2014 7:01:00 AM
    "Luv" it Diane. Couldn't agree more! God bless!

  1. Date: 8/31/2014 1:52:00 AM
    Very true sentiments, Diane

  1. Date: 8/30/2014 7:35:00 PM
    Wow,amazing poem

  1. Date: 8/30/2014 4:53:00 PM
    Prodigious winner.Truth within...Way to go..Sara

  1. Date: 8/30/2014 8:46:00 AM
    Congrats on a very beautiful winning write Diane!

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 10:36:00 PM
    Congrats, Hon. We need to get you a premium membership! Love this poem and love the poet too.

  1. Date: 8/29/2014 4:18:00 PM
    An excellent write - I see it was written some years ago and sadly nothing has changed! we all share the podium for this contest so many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 11:17:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your win, Diane : )

  1. Date: 5/28/2011 9:25:00 AM
    Congratulations on your awesome win Diane ;) love Wilma

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 3:16:00 PM
    Congratulations on the third place win in the contest, Diane

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 3:14:00 PM
    By the way,..... C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S!! Gwendolen

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 3:13:00 PM
    You speak words of truth just like Honest Abe! One of the problems that I see with this website is that some take things a little too serious...there is such a mixed bag of poets on this web site...if you want your ego stroked by inexperienced poets--u will get stroked! If you want true criticism by some of the gifted writers on this site you must let them know,otherwise true critiquing will never happen. You are a true poem patriot for this!

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 11:40:00 AM
    heehee ... funny piece, Diane.. er I've got in trouble before for telling the truth .... heehee hope you don''t. Congratulations to you on your win here!

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 10:37:00 AM
    Congrats on your well deserved win, Diane, Wonderful piece. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 9:31:00 AM
    Congratulatons on your win in the "Free For All" contest Diane. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 9:29:00 AM
    Diane, congratulations on your win. I got a kick out of this one the 1st time I read it....so did my ego lol.

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 8:48:00 AM
    Congratulations, Diane! Well done! Love, carolyn

  1. Date: 5/27/2011 8:17:00 AM
    Congrats Diane on your excellent win in free for all contest with this dynamic entry luv.. enjoy another top spot and a happy and safe holiday weekend..

  1. Date: 5/12/2011 12:32:00 PM
    I agree with everything you have said and admire you for saying it so bluntly............. I too have made complaints of this nature, the latest of which takes the form of my satirical poem called.....RUSSIAN CHILDREN’S VERSE CONTEST ( FOR FIVE YEAR OLDS )......which might amuse you......best wishes

  1. Date: 5/5/2011 12:28:00 PM
    interesting stuff here!

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