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Overplayed Hand

Having an inflated ego is detrimental to living a good life It's a self-serving trait that can lead to tragedy and strife One who's overconfident is arrogant, his hubris is rife Overplaying his hand will cut like the blade of a knife Some think they're better than the rest but should beware of what happened in the race between tortoise and hare When a hand is overplayed, there are screams, "Not fair!" Pompous are those who are caught in their own snare People who are uppity and conceited are easily derailed, throwing a hissy fit when they find their ship has sailed Dealing themselves a hand, but overplayed, it failed They'd not be in a fool's paradise if modesty had prevailed Narcissistic egotists seldom change. They don't understand that when losing cards lie on the table, openly fanned, they'd have been better off if they hadn't acted so grand Those who overplay a hand, need a rebuke of reprimand Taking everything for granted, with pleasure they boast With excessive vanity, they need attention more than most, but if I were to lift a glass, as if to honor them with a toast, it would obviously be satirical and more indicative of a roast November 21, 2022 Pick-A-Title, Vol 33 Contest Sponsored by Eward Ibeh

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Date: 12/15/2022 5:17:00 AM
Wow, this is such an amazing poem, Jenna:-) Heartiest congratulations on top win in my contest!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 12/15/2022 5:51:00 AM
Thank you very much, Edward. I'm honored to have my poem on your winning list.
Date: 11/27/2022 4:41:00 PM
Deliriously oblivious Everything you just wrote and said Jenna They simply play by their own rules Therefore cannot loose and certainly don't give a damn or care As they have absolutely no concept of shame or self awareness
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/27/2022 6:11:00 PM
Pretty audacious, that's for sure. Thank you, Christopher.
Date: 11/26/2022 5:34:00 AM
Terrific job my friend!! Good luck in the contest!
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/26/2022 7:25:00 AM
Thanks so very much, Mark, and good luck to you, too!
Date: 11/21/2022 3:03:00 PM
Nicely done, Jenna, as usual. I loved your monorhymes and, of course, your choice of subject/theme. You'll do well in the contest, I have no doubts whatsoever.
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/21/2022 3:10:00 PM
Thank you ever so much, Milt. I chose this theme because I don't think many had.
Date: 11/21/2022 2:21:00 PM
Certainly reminds me of one overplayed hand Jenna, with nothing to offer other than misanthropy hiding behind satire, true colours have been played trumps an all, brilliant piece, best of luck in the contest, cheers David
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/21/2022 2:35:00 PM
Thanks very much, David. Your thoughts are not lost on me, ;). I'm not sure if this fits what Edward is expecting, but he's the judge, so no complaints if it doesn't show up on the winning list.
Date: 11/21/2022 1:59:00 PM
People like that are best avoided like the plague you certainly don't need them in your life. Best of luck Jenna. Tom
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Jenna Logan
Date: 11/21/2022 2:33:00 PM
That's a fact, Tom. Thanks so much for your wish of luck.