Saturday, January 29, 2011

Delusions of Grandeur

I sure loved this poem today.

Psychology Today

Have you ever had
     delusions of grandeur?
I read all about it
in a magazine
on the coffee table
at Dr. Broadwell's office.

Have you ever thought
you were meant for
something special?
But you were afraid.
Afraid if you tried
you'd fail?
People
would think you
a fool?

You might risk
everything
only for
     delusions of grandeur?

I have.
Thought that, I mean.

-- Darnell Arnoult, from What Travels with Us. © Louisiana State University Press, 2005.

6 comments:

GretchenJoanna said...

I like it, too. Thank you.

Rodak said...

Ahem.

Pentimento said...

: )

BettyDuffy said...

The story of my life.

Pentimento said...

Yeah, me too. That's why I liked it so much.

Pentimento said...

And look here, the poet has a blog.

http://darnellarnoult.com/wp/