“NARCISSISM DEFINED – AND – UNCHAINED?” a poem in the series: “Narcissism and Other Apparently Extraordinary Conditions!” Friday: 9 Nov 2018
[Excessive-and-Erotic – INTEREST IN ME!
What I look like – and how I pee!
I AM SO SELFISH? I watch the mirror,
With extreme interest! Shall-I-wash-it-clearer?
I AM absorbed – into my eyes!
I will-NOT sit-(pause) upon NO-one’s “fence,”
I crave admiration! And-my-person-al-ity,
SHOULD-top The DSM!* I’ll make history!
I’m quite self-centered, AND THE WORLD REVOLVES,
JUST AROUND ME! And – when everyone EVOLVES,
They’ll look – and act, just like ME!
IN-ME-God-fashioned – a-new-pedigree!]
THE THING IS: BEING-AWARE OF-THIS-“MALADY,”
IS THE EMBODIMENT OF IT! ASK YOUR BA-BABY!
And THEN – baby’s TAUGHT – to NOT be self-centered!
To hide (OUR) narcissism – in THAT we’re mentored,
By CLASSICAL NARCISSISTIC TYPES,
Who offer us – some Handy Wipes,
And TEACH-US-TO-MAKE-CLEVER observation,
About THOSE PEOPLE – who are just TOO proud,
Or – like to gather a too-big-crowd,
Around-them! LIKE: Errant-carpenters-and-fisher-men,
Who heal the sick – let’s say: “Amen!”
THING IS: WE’RE “CLASSICALLY” and “NARCISSISTICALLY” inclined,
And we LOVE to trick – and train our mind,
TO THINK WE AREN’T! and – gather folks,
Who laugh at (OUR) narcissistic jokes!
So! KEEP ON JUDGING, JUST LIKE ME,
We’re-ALL-part – (pause)
SYMPHONY! 🙂 – Yup!
* – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, written by “experts” who can not find their personal profiles anywhere in this book BECAUSE they ARE – whatever is NOT there!!!! in THEIR opinion(s)!
The Mystic Poet
Congratulations, subject matter
Spot on 🤗