Below is the poem entitled Self Deprecation which was written by poet
Nagy. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Why is it so easy for me
to see the ''good'' in everyone else
It was brought to my attention
that I quite frequently
My first response to this was
''Oh my gosh! I am so...stupid! ''
But, then I thought
about my kids.
What am I teaching them
when I put myself down
as I so often do?
Why can't I just accept a compliment?
Instead of saying ''Thank you''
I always try to convince the person
why they should reconsider.
I hear myself.
I tell myself to ''Just shut up! ''
But, I still manage to sound like a fool
listing my many flaws
(just in case they hadn't noticed them) .
I have to stop this.
I need to find a way
to accept praise
and love myself.