In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Right to Brag.” Tell us about something you (or a person close to you) have done recently (or not so recently) that has made you really, unabashedly proud.


Those who seek to elevate
their fame with words too profligate
often find that others balk
at such narcissistic talk.

One heard tooting his own horn
is often lonely and forlorn.
When it comes to charity,
many have reached parity
who do not need to try to flout it,
let alone to shout about it.

Others have performed great acts
without broadcasting the facts
of honors won or feats achieved,
and one who boasts is oft believed
to be exaggerating––or,
is simply thought to be a bore

So, even though you’re justly proud,
please don’t voice that fact out loud.
If your act is worth a plaudit,
best leave it to another to laud it!

5 thoughts on “Acclaim

  1. jackikellum

    Please, writers, knock me in the head! Don’t let me miss what you are doing. I am working with the steam of an engine that has been clogged too long. I am not taking time to smell all of your roses. Please knock me down. Make me look.


  2. Pingback: Not to brag, but… | The Hempstead Man

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