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National Narcissism: A Rhyme with Food for Thought

Val enjoys writing his own style of what resembles poetry, just hoping to catch someone's heart on the same page.


You give up your narcissism, your egotism. That's how you achieve chemistry.

-- Nick Nolte

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 on 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 blood

every victory of their cannon 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 weaknesses are we really concealing

by not being happy with prosperity and wealth

why narcissist nations need that peacock's feeling

and what is really missing in such a mentality's health.

© 2022 Val Karas

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