Those Seeking Value

Those Seeking Value
Those Seeking Value…wolf in sheep’s clothing

The difference between proclamation
and simply being, is a great divide,
as the former infers a different intention,
and that is why
those who accomplish much in the world,
may well be unknown to most,
in their anonymity and wish
for nothing other than the task at hand.

Caring is without ego,
compassion and helping a freedom of choice,
and exalting oneself for an action is self-serving,
not a selfless act of giving for its own sake,
and so many people
live a wolf’s life in sheep’s clothing,
vying for attention
and as they see, a deserved recognition.

Recognition is fuel to the ego,
a bolstering of the self through someone else’s eyes,
an attesting of value to support a view
that the self needs support due to lack of self-esteem,
and many people are desperate for this need,
this value given process
that allows them to believe in themselves,
and aspire to what they feel they should.

The irony is clear,
those who proclaim the loudest are usually
those most suffering from doubt and low self-esteem,
their need for notoriety,
the appearance of superiority on all levels
the telling of their inadequacy,
and so we may see them preening, strutting,
trying to find a peace within, a value.

Tony DeLorger © 2016

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Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for, Google+, videos on YouTube and book sales on website, Amazon and

4 thoughts on “Those Seeking Value

  • October 14, 2016 at 6:53 PM

    Well, this opens my mind to some people in my personal life. Your last stanza really gives me a lot to think about. Thanks Tony.

  • October 15, 2016 at 12:13 AM

    Thanks Phyllis, its simple psychology but Trump is more than that….a real narcissist and not such a nice man, at all.

    • October 15, 2016 at 12:35 AM

      I admit and agree that Trump speaks out without thinking of how his words affect people. A nice! person will say what is on their mind, yet first consider the feelings of others. Good grief! Wouldn’t Trump be a riot in an HP forum? He would stir up everybody.

  • October 15, 2016 at 12:46 AM

    That he would, he likes to feel in control, even if he is inept, which I believe he is. He’s a pretender, thinking he is far better than he is. He is a dangerous man.


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