THE NARCISSIST

.You never think of others
Before thinking of yourself
So hard for you to reach out
To offer any help.

Always in the spotlight
The center of attention
Sharing of one’s compliments 
The bone of your contention.

Extremes and innuendos 
Passive and aggressive
Always an agenda
Always so obsessive.

The antithesis of kindness
So shrewd and calculating
Trying to get over
Always  manipulating.

Getting someone else
To do the work for you
Anything to put it off 
Telling others what to do.

Whining half the day away
Needing someone you can use
Someone you can boss around
You thrive on the abuse.

Alone …. you are an island
You push everyone away
No friends …. no one to speak of 
You’ve always been that  way.

But …. most have paid attention
They are on to you
They know the insincerity 
They know what you’re up to.

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Photo from Google Images: grwhealth.com

Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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