National Narcissism: A Satirical Poem
To love your country is plausible and fine
but some folks don’t know where to stop
as if being intoxicated with patriotic wine
insisting on seeing their country at a top.
You may be a champion at boxing or skiing
and no one will deny it as factual and true
but it won’t make you a better human being
as someone can run or swim faster than you.
Many a nation boasting with glorious past
forgets that glory was dipped in a blood
every victory of their cannons blast
making a human kiss the mud.
Nation’s future is measured by friends we make
while every narcissist is doomed to stay alone
with so much more being always at stake
making him transparent to his bone.
What deep weakness is he really concealing
by not being happy with prosperity and wealth
why narcissist nations need that peacock’s feeling
and what is really missing in that mentality’s health.
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© 2018 Vladimir Karas