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Prima Donna

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Prima Donna

Peacock-like vanity propelling you,     
Restless in the search for adulation,     
Image of yourself so damn inflated,    
Master of a self-centered universe;      
A great one, yes, until you ask others.

Donning a pride as a sort of armor,       
Only a world-class ego keeping you,   
Nary a thought of your worth, if any,       
None but that pretty face in the mirror;   
Ah, to be living on such shaky ground!

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  1. Date: 12/8/2008 5:58:00 AM
    I just had to read what Sean had to say....and laugh...because I pictured it. so so funny....This is a terrific acrostic....I too cannot stand those preening little prisses..but, like Kristen, I suppose they probably deep down don't like who they are much which is what causes it in the first place, in some cases. Love Chrsitie

  1. Date: 12/7/2008 1:37:00 PM
    I thought you were speaking George W until you mentioned pretty face. Must have been Cheney. Vince

  1. Date: 12/6/2008 3:08:00 AM
    Ditto to what Sharon said - those epople make me want to slap them silly, but I also feel bad for them as they must have so little self worth - very sad. Love, Kristin

  1. Date: 12/5/2008 4:17:00 PM
    Don't you feel sorry for them, I do. Always patting themselves on the back, and every other word is me, me, me...poor things...but it takes all kinds...take care, always, Christy

  1. Date: 12/5/2008 3:06:00 PM
    Wow very well expresseed someone made you mad I understand it appalls me too. great write Laura:)

  1. Date: 12/5/2008 11:56:00 AM
    I have no tolerance for such people, however, I do end up feeling sorry for them. You wrote this very well Wilfredo. What tutu?? : ) Love, Shar

  1. Date: 12/5/2008 9:17:00 AM
    Love this write. Shaky ground when the foundation was never built correctly. Very thoughtful write.

  1. Date: 12/5/2008 9:04:00 AM
    Great acrostic , Fred .... I'm a bit concerned about the earth-moving ( Shaky Ground )... Must be the thought of you in that tight tutu ...PS You can leave the sweaty socks behind , in the gym ..... Damn , Swan Lake will never be the same again .....

  1. Date: 12/5/2008 8:16:00 AM
    We all know a few of these...people who go around strutting their stuff! Yes...shaky ground indeed. ~ Carrie