Poem: Arrogance

They say I am arrogant
I disagree
They say I am egotistical
I disagree
They say that the only one
I care about is myself
I disagree

I may posture
And claim that
I am better than I am
But that is only posturing
Only positioning
It is not who I really am

I have a secret
That I can’t find words
To express
I am insecure
I doubt myself
I don’t think highly of myself
I fight myself in an eternal battle
For my life

Arrogance knows no insecurity
If I were so self-possessed
I would not think myself worse
Than the majority

Perhaps it doesn’t show
That I am fighting for my life
Every single day
But I know
And I know I am not arrogant
I am insecure

Published by Devin Hogg

My name is Devin Hogg. I was born and raised in Carnarvon, Ontario, Canada. I moved to Guelph, Ontario, Canada in 2009 for university and lived here ever since. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching TV and movies, going on long walks, swimming, and practicing Chen style Tai Chi. I love to write poetry and blog regularly about topics such as mental health, sci-fi/fantasy series, faith, sexuality, and politics.

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