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When I look into a pool and sense my noble bearing in a reflection meant to dazzle and impress. I see a gentle fellow imbued with love and caring whose need for adoration has been long suppressed. Now my humility is by far my greatest feature and gives rise to all the glory I have achieved. But rest assured my love for all the lesser creatures may be bought and purchased for a modest fee. I am a soul given to fits of quiet contemplation and gladly suffer both your burdens and your strife. And I am free from rebuke and surly accusations from those who put some value on their life. So like the moon that glistens in vibrant shining luster, my love for you beams forth and warms the night. So with all the humility my gentle soul can muster, please step aside... you're standing in my light. I remain a simple person filled with grace and humor but far too humble to admit. That my character is subjected to the rumors where my love for you is only exceeded by my wit. As such a thing carries with it a certain expiration and on this we all agree. But you will always find me in a state of morbid adulation because the thing I love most of... is me. The End *A poem from a story I wrote about a fellow who was a bit of a narcissist. *If you are interested. I will be posting my cartoon 'Bob's Your Uncle' on my homepage. A new one will appear every second day or so.

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Date: 3/18/2020 9:29:00 AM
You remind me of a buddy of mine from High school Chuck Temple. He had a syndicated cartoon called “Bernie on the beat”. He later went on to write a series of Childrens books called Brady Brady. I think your cartoons are world class, are they published?
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David McHattie
Date: 3/18/2020 7:03:00 PM
A few of them are on a site called 'Comic Sherpa.' I'm told if you don't know someone in the business, it's a waste of time. Stay frosty my friend.
Date: 3/18/2020 9:25:00 AM
Sorry to hear you share in the pain. It seems each loss is accompanied by a gain. My secret weapon at the time was sarcasm. One learns to defend themselves by any means available.
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David McHattie
Date: 3/18/2020 7:01:00 PM
Such are the times we live in. Have a great day.
Date: 3/12/2020 12:49:00 PM
Great poem, I really enjoyed it. Has a lot of narcissist humor.
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David McHattie
Date: 3/12/2020 10:12:00 PM
Thanks Jacob. If I'm not laughing, I'm crying, so better to keep laughing. Have a great day.
Date: 3/11/2020 8:09:00 PM
This is great, David. I love the entire poem but that last line was killer! Awesome poetry. I wrote a monoku a short while ago titled "Tis I" your poem compliments mine wonderfully. Thanks for your recent visit. All the best -CM
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David McHattie
Date: 3/12/2020 10:10:00 PM
Thanks Charles. It turned out better than I expected. Have a great day.
Date: 3/9/2020 12:03:00 PM
Hello David McHattie, I have never met one and hope I never will. I do not think you are one. Enjoyed this poem. Have a nice day my friend.
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David McHattie
Date: 3/10/2020 3:09:00 PM
It takes all kinds to make the world go round. I look forward to the time when a narcissist is an endangered species. We should still protect them, keep a few in zoos where they can serve as a reminder to the rest of us. Have a great day.
Date: 3/9/2020 8:55:00 AM
This brought several smiles. I lived with a narcissist for the first 17 years of my life. You captured the more humorous side. The reality is far more frustrating and extremely difficult to Navigate.
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David McHattie
Date: 3/10/2020 3:06:00 PM
I share your pain. Humor usually comes from a dark place. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 3/8/2020 8:31:00 PM
great poem on a narcissist so thinking you aren't one, hopefully... you must know one...I have met some as I am sure we all have... good write my friend... hugs
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David McHattie
Date: 3/10/2020 3:05:00 PM
Thanks Sandra. The good thing about a narcissist is you usually know what they're thinking. Have a good one.
Date: 3/8/2020 7:52:00 AM
You say, "A bit of a narcissist" lol. From the first line looking in his pool, those were my immediate thoughts David; and your writing of his ego didn't disappoint. Not your usual kid friendly write, but it is up to your usual standards of great poetry. Thanks David.
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David McHattie
Date: 3/8/2020 3:14:00 PM
Thanks Jeff. I hope I was writing about someone else. I don't think I'm a narcissist but sometimes we reveal more of ourselves than we think when writing our poetry. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 3/7/2020 4:12:00 PM
David, now I would say this is a guy with confidence, a bit too much , well done _Constance
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David McHattie
Date: 3/7/2020 8:43:00 PM
Definitely an A type personality. I've met a few in my time. Have a great day.
Date: 3/6/2020 11:33:00 PM
This makes me think of that old country western song 'Oh Lord/its hard to be humble/when you're perfect in every way' - this is charmingly smarmy!
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David McHattie
Date: 3/7/2020 8:41:00 PM
I hav'nt thought of that song in a long time. I hope you haven't caused an ear worm. Have a great day.
Date: 3/5/2020 7:08:00 PM
What a riot, David! How much does this wonderful fellow charge for an autographed copy of his ego, anyway?! LOL. Thanks, Gershon
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David McHattie
Date: 3/7/2020 8:41:00 PM
The fact of the matter is most of us could write our autobiography and we wouldn't sell a copy, not even to family. Such are the way of things. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 3/5/2020 5:14:00 PM
David~ pass some of your fine writing skills on to me, please! This is a knockout poem, in so many ways. Thank you Panagiota xx
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David McHattie
Date: 3/7/2020 6:04:00 PM
I was I had your romantic nature. I've tried to write the odd love poem but they end up as a parody of something I find amusing. Have a great day.