Tom Berman

Rookie (25 Feb 1934 / Hronov Czechoslovakia)

To An Unnamed Colleague - Poem by Tom Berman

Herewith
a phrase or two
exploding you
o bladder of pomposity,
filled with fatuity
swollen, smirking sack
balloon of bloated bombast,
caricature of self-esteem

May my words be
as sharp shears
clipping off the wool
you’ve spun
over the eyes
of your bemused beholders.


Comments about To An Unnamed Colleague by Tom Berman

  • (1/2/2006 8:56:00 PM)

    I am thrilled that you posted this one Tom, it remains one of my favorites.

    Jeffrey
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  • (5/20/2005 11:02:00 AM)

    Hmmmm. Guess it's a good thing you said it here instead of to his/her face. But if you do intend to say it to his/her face, please let me know - I want to watch. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 20, 2005



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