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Egoist---Top Line on Politician's Resume---a Poem

Updated on June 19, 2017
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Val is a life-long student of the psycho-philosophy of living, and a devoted practitioner of many techniques enhancing personal evolution.

Egoist---a Strange Breed Thriving on Others' Gullibility
Egoist---a Strange Breed Thriving on Others' Gullibility

Likened to an ugly creature

from a made up fairy story

is this bragging, spineless preacher

all wrapped up in glamour, glory.


Preaching about his enviable status

mincing self-importance in his greedy jaws

that long string of successes with no hiatus

impressing his audiences without a pause.


Ready to swallow some mountains of lies

and all that by one condition untold

that his fabrications of an equal size

be accepted like some rare, priceless gold.


Questions that smother a genius and scholar

he answers like magician right from his sleeve

none of that's a problem to this mental crawler

as long as we agree to always play naïve.


Egoist will step on every moral code

for every commandment he will write ten more,

making them all pave his career road

self-centered and selfish to his very core.


Even when he appears all loving and praising

it's because---who knows whom he may ever need,

so, anyone falling for that generous phrasing

deserves to somehow pay for it, indeed.


Insulting to marijuana, he is a sort of weed

stealing food from green grass of human kind

but maybe by refusing to give him a lead

his breed would perish---when we don't play blind.

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      Dana Tate 4 months ago from LOS ANGELES

      Some people are so blinded by power and greed they literally have no conscience. A lot of preachers are just trying to keep a full congregation in order to fund their lifestyles.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      Ruby Jean---I didn't really mean anyone in particular, but reading all these comments I must have given something like a "hint".

      Thank you for the all-telling short comment.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      MizBejabbers---Thank you for the great comment, it makes me even happier that I wrote this poem.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Your rhyme is right-on and timely to boot!

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      MizBejabbers 4 months ago

      Vlad, best poem I've read in a 'coon's age. The first four lines really hooked me in.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      jgshorebird---Thank you.

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      jgshorebird 4 months ago from Southeastern U.S.

      VK:

      Yet another truism.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      Audrey---Without playing a mind-reader: I didn't mean specifically "him". I am a political cynic and I don't trust politicians---well, some less than the others, as my poem is obviously revealing.

      Thank you for commenting.

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      Vladimir Karas 4 months ago from Canada

      Louise---I appreciate your kind words.

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      your egoist sounds familiar--all too familiar--

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      Louise Powles 4 months ago from Norfolk, England

      As always, I enjoyed reading your poem. Thankyou. =)