Treasure Island

Lawrence S. Pertillar

(February/'47 / Connecticut, USA)

So Self-Obsessed


Many today so self-obsessed,
And live to thrive to pride themselves on it...
With a manipulating done to deceive discreetly,
Represents a mindset that has been condoned.
As is shown by the freedom of this expressed.

With an obviousness of it projected,
Those who are conscious and sometimes affected...
Easily detect to witness as a disrespect accepted,
No longer seems to offend when those self-obsessed...
Can pretend the Sun rises and sets on 'their' aspirations.

Submitted: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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