i wanted to develop my sense of pride and self-esteem.
i wanted to love myself.

because of bad directions...
along the way, i encountered many dangerous detours,
and one-way dead-ends.

narcissism
selfishness
egotism
arrogance
haughtiness
vanity
conceit

all forms of self worship.
idolatry.
they are counterfeit.

no substitute for genuine love.
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Victor|Victim

War
Love
Poetry