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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Polished Ego


     a horse riding knight                
does not arouse my romantic thoughts
i need no saving

a polished ego
that views me helpless female
incurs my disdain

requesting to aide
when seeing I am in need
receives my respect

that does not imply
i have no ability
just I might need help

©Susie Clevenger 2011
Image:Tumblir 

OSI Prompt 198: Knight

11 comments :

Ramesh Sood said...

We all need help. Susie.. well written..

The Unknowngnome said...

Poor knight, maybe the wizard has a heart for him. :(

Jim said...

Susie, I like this take showing the thoughts of the modern female.

It mirrors the way I hope am treating these ladies. Still, she might need a little help now and then. Doesn't everyone?
..

Harshad mehta said...

Yes, a dominating person is a strong turn off!

Mama Zen said...

Oh, exactly! I love this one.

Ron. said...

It's clear you need no help writing, m'lady. Well done! Enjoyed the way you sidled up to the prompt.

Sandy Carlson said...

Mutual respect is far more appealing than condescending--other stuff. Well said.

Madeleine said...

I'm a sucker for gallantry myself. Love your haiku, though.

kaykuala said...

A lady though appearing weak has strength. A polished ego may be surprised to discover the truth. Great write Susie!

Hank

Chèvrefeuille said...

I am sure that even you can use sometimes some help ... well a knight in shining armour ...
Love tis poem well done

Bodhirose said...

I like the idea of aiding but not "saving". Well done--important message.

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