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Reading the Narcissist

I will keep in mind the things you wrote Of your station in life, your bitter travail, Your messages so purposefully penned And how, despite it all, you can't ever fail. I will have no truck with narcissistic drivel Your excessive expressions of superiority, Think not for one moment you are so great When showing your feelings of inferiority. I have dealt with many like you in my life Who tried to convince me of their eloquence, But I have learned to recognize self-pride, Foolish, deluded persons of no consequence, To those who put me down for succeeding, Time soon came when I did the reading.
written December 13, 2021

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Date: 12/16/2021 6:31:00 AM
The ones who do not like themselves sometimes exude an arrogance that is all-telling "Think not for one moment you are so great When showing your feelings of inferiority." Well done!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/16/2021 8:53:00 AM
Thanks, Caren. Over the years I have even learned to spot narcissism even in young children. It is a fairly common malady, as you surely know.
Date: 12/14/2021 4:58:00 PM
sorry its still going on Milton, there is no excuse for rudeness and we shouldn't have to put ip with the constant jibes in comments and 'old age;' cant continue to be used as an excuse! hugs Jan xx
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/14/2021 6:21:00 PM
You know, Jan, I just read the poem over again, and I do believe it probably, subconsciously, had someone here on Soup in mind. That can happen, you know!
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L MILTON HANKINS
Date: 12/14/2021 6:10:00 PM
Thanks, Jan. This poem wasn't really written about anyone in particular here on Soup. It was written to all narcissists everywhere. We recently had a president who was very much the narcissist, and I had a friend recently tell me he broke up with his lover because she was a narcissist.