Declaring Something Popular

Declaring someone or something popular,
Invites the critics like flies...
To a horse's tail.
Like one's urgent need,
To use an available toilet.
When people seeking to smear,
That which they can not stomach...
When a popularity has been endeared.

Why?

Jealousy, envy.
And a need to compensate,
For those nagging insecurities that hide...
Unmentioned latent dreams of getting attention,
For anything done they do.
No matter what it is.
All they seek to be is popular.

With a making of attempts,
To diminish the popularity...
Of that which has been declared.
And the evidence of that is everywhere.

by Lawrence S. Pertillar

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