It’s Always You (poem)

“It’s not you, it’s me”
They say.

You don’t meet their ideals
You fight and disagree
Belittle their status
As top dog, big cheese
head honcho,
Life’s big “I AM”

They say you’re perfect
… “just the way you are”
but only if your way is their way
Unattainable standards
Moveable goalposts
That you will never reach

Impossible to believe that it’s not you
… as it’s always you
A disappointment
and failure
Their eyes bear witness
and condemn

Your pomp and conceit,
self-importance and vanity
Your selfish arrogance
and narcissism
How could I compare?
How could anyone?

“It’s not me, it’s you,
it’s always you”

copyright © 2018 Karen Horsley

 

via Narcissism — Prompts – The Daily Post

Comments

10 comments on “It’s Always You (poem)”
    1. Karen says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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  1. You just read my heart. I thought I was alone. Thank you.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. AlienIdeology says:

    Well written.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Very well communicated! I posted a link to this blog page on my blog page called “Narcissism.”

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Karen says:

      Thank you for reading and for sharing 🙂

      Like

  4. Alys says:

    Very powerful x

    Liked by 1 person

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