Anatomy Of Arrogance Poem by Robert Charles Howard

Anatomy Of Arrogance

Rating: 2.0

A shivering ball of fear
wrapped in a crust of pride
too thick for sharpest arrows
huddles alone but well protected.

Grown to (wo) man,
that shivering ball,
aglow with haughty lustre,
plies the difficult art
of strutting from a seated position -
hoping beyond all fearing
that none will ever come to know
the terror behind the mask.

December, 2006

Fay Slimm 06 April 2009

A summary of excelling discernment on the subject of arrogance Robert.... first class metaphor usage too...... I really enjoyed the read and shall put this into my favourites...... greetings from Fay....

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Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 27 January 2009

a lovely depiction of arrogance...a shivering ball of fear, wrapped in a crust of pride...lovely

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a disturbing image you paint Robert, however it depicts arrogance quite accurately and portrays it with little bias or at least i read little bias coming from your works wonderfully terrifying, Timothy

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Ron Flowers 16 September 2008

This is my kind of poem, I love it. Ron

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Frank Cannon 30 July 2008

I have reviewed your assertions and findings and hold them to be anatomically irrefutable. Now may I return to my upstandingly seated position! !

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Susan Williams 16 April 2016

Arrogance can spring out of a totally nasty soul, but, yes, it can also spring out of a heart filled with fear as a defense mechanism. Very good expose of the topic.

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Edward Kofi Louis 29 February 2016

Yes! The terror behind the mask. Thanks for sharing.

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Kesav Easwaran 08 May 2009

Arrogance well portrayed...good write..the ending lines really read good...i liked...10

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Mel Vincent Basconcillo 28 April 2009

u are absolutely positively correct! ! amazing! u speak of it perfectly

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Paige S 11 April 2009

Very nice I enjoyed your description. The poem also accomplishes its task of exposing what arrogance is. Wonderful work!

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