Fool

by IdTakeABulletForYou   Nov 8, 2017


I see through your bragging
to the person that you are:
desperate for attention,
needing so to be the star.
Everyone around you
is there solely to shine light
upon your fractured, crippled fortress
of which you're the only knight.

I'm privy to your weakness,
to your insecurity,
and though the others may adore you,
I promise you won't fool me.
I'm not here to pledge my fealty,
on my knees wiping my drool;
I'm not here just to applaud you,
or to be your courtly fool.

I might be a stranger,
only knowing of your name,
which makes it pitiful that I can
psychoanalyze your game,
and you will never know I wrote this,
if you did, you'd surely ask:
"Do you think 'Fool' is about me?"
and I would shake my head and laugh.

-IdTakeABulletForYou

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  • 2 weeks ago

    by Michael

    Haha S

    More 'fool' us for reading this!, but its worth feeling the fool to have just read it.
    Very good indeed :)
    Michael

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Have to agree with all the others don't want to be on the other end. Excellent write. All the best to you

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Brenda

    Stephen, niiiiicccccceeeeee......I agree. I would not want to be on the receiving end of this write. Well done-

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Em

    I can't just choose one part of this I like because it's really really good.. the rhyme, the captivation and the resonation too.

  • 2 weeks ago

    by Mark

    I'd hate to be on the receiving end of this.....really gets the point across.

    • 2 weeks ago

      by IdTakeABulletForYou

      I don't even remember the name of the person who inspired it, but their bragging was insufferable. Glad it inspired a poem, at least.

      Thanks for reading/commenting!
      S

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