Love Of Self Gone Mentally Wrong

Narcissism to love of self does not belong
It is love of self gone mentally wrong
Yet narcissistic people nowadays are not rare
People of their own needs who are only aware
Narcissistic people their own praises only sing
Promotion of self in life is their thing
Their three favorite topics are me, myself and I
Suppose this is how they will be until the day they do die
To meet narcissistic people you need not travel far
Just pay a visit to your local public bar
A few of their sort there you are bound to meet
People enamoured in their own self conceit
Narcissistic people for self only care
And sad to think their sort are not even rare.

by Francis Duggan

Comments (4)

wow. liked this one loads. al.
Dear Linda, This is an amazing poem. Great use of metaphor. Great lines. Superb writing. Best, Hugh
You are truly a star with this one, Linda. Congratulations on the depth (and high notes) of this work. I loved reading it. Raynette
Sounds like you are an expert on these operatic bitches Linda? I found this rather shrieky like the title implies. Extremely one sided too, but you would be after going through a whole lifetime with a superstar husband! Tai