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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



Entered in Leighann Anderson's Free for All contest

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  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!

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 10:15:00 PM

    Good luck Diane,, one can understand where your coming from,,, enjoyed,..p.d.

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 12:11:00 PM

    Love this candid poem, and many many will agree.....you said it so well.....kuddos for the honesty!!

  1. Date: 5/2/2011 6:01:00 AM

    you hit the nail right on the head. i'm so bored with it too. but i've managed to keep my opinion to my self about these contest. and simply try to blow them all away with what tallent i do have. john

  1. Date: 5/1/2011 7:10:00 PM

    I've noticed some of this kind of egotistical muse going on also. You place me high in your contest, then you will place high in mine. lol gf

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 11:52:00 PM

    Well said. I am bored of egos, especially my own....

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 7:53:00 AM

    Yes, there's certainly a lot of truth here - very well said : )

  1. Date: 4/30/2011 2:49:00 AM

    Diane this piece is bang on the subject as is mine in "I am bored with Poetrytsoup". Hope straightspeak invokes review of rules. Best luck for the contest. No hard feelings for ANY Premium Members ; some are doing excellent service to PoetrySoup. Luv & best wishes - Hitendra Mehta

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