Monday, July 22, 2013

588 : The Swooner


One Single Impression has the prompt 'Swoon'.

The Swooner

Narcissus was so overcome
With his own reflection
He swooned, 
Enchanted by the sight
Of such sweet perfection.

Poor Boy.
Self-love will only destroy,
Invite mockery from the crowd.
A lesson of value to some
But lost upon the proud.
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© J Cosmo Newbery 2013
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19 comments:

  1. Oh Gee, J.C, I hope I'm not one of the self-lovers. :)
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    1. It's a bad sign that you have to ask, Jim.

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  2. And it is equally true that our celebrity worship rewards the Narcissus in our world and gives them their own adoration back - ten fold.

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  3. Ha! This is very clever - especially as those most able to learn from the laughter of the crowd are probably the least interested in hearing it! Well done. k.

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  4. These days I dodge anything that reflects! I give myself too much of a fright!

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  5. Some are aware but some prefer their own judgements on themselves. They being their good self. Thinking the crowd is laughing with them but in fact laughing at them! Great take Cosmo!

    Hank

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  6. Poor fellow at least he got himself demoralized in a beautiful flower , great response to the prompt

    Much love

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  7. Oh My, brilliant. You describe the personality perfectly, in so few words. Sadly, it is lost on the proud.

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  8. So very true!! Those that could use the lesson don't heed it.

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  9. Narcissus is quite a legend - so besotted with his own beauty! What an ugly way to live.

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  10. ha. def like the second bit...there are def plenty of them here online...ha

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  11. Truth in poetic form always makes me pause and reflect a little deeper then I normally might. This is good writing.
    Ken

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  12. Beauty a dangerous brew

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  13. Yeah, well, those who think that their own reflection equals perfection are in for a rude shock as they age and start to get crow's feet and cat's bums looking back at them in the mirror. Just sayin'.

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  14. Ever so true. Those who need the lesson rarely know it. Nice one.

    Dropping by from OSI
    Suzy http://ilasoulpoems.blogspot.co.nz/

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