Dressing The Ego – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

Dress Up – 5 Lines



Dressing The Ego

As children we clomped around in hobnail boots,
and adopted oversize clothes with abandon.
Now we adopt different garb with an air of caution,
dressing up our fragile egos.

©Paul Vincent Cannon





Filed under Five Lines, Free Verse, poem, psychology

22 responses to “Dressing The Ego – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. ‘Dressing up our fragile egos’ i like that ✌🏾

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  2. ouch, so true … how did they become so fragile and tattered …

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  3. True! That’s why I like the ordinary people not the mask oriented clowns.

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  4. Brilliant. You have conveyed such a stronger emotion in such few words.

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  5. That’s why rare ones, like Walt Whitman, said he would wear things with a certain “don’t give a damn-ness.” 🙂

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  6. Dressed up egos are the worst sort!

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  7. lync56

    Excellent – light hearted then a powerful challenge – beautifully written


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  8. Your lines are right on. So often egos are in dress up costumes. Very sad. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Nice. Can’t resist a salty ego poem.


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