use the following quote, from Terry Pratchett’s Carpe Jugulum, as a foundation: “Don’t trust the cannibal just ’cos he’s usin’ a knife and fork!”

withrealtoads Sunday Mini-Challenge: Carpe Jugulum 
“Please craft a new poem that speaks of your thoughts/feelings on Terry Pratchett’s quote”

How can I love
you when you’re
all you
You’re so very vain.


The teacup dictionary poem was created by Rose Jones in 2009.

 (five syllables) (Title)

(four syllables)
(three syllables)
(two syllables)
(one syllables)
(five syllables and observation)





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9 responses to “Egotistical

  1. Agh! We all know this kind! Very effective; right to the point! Thanks, Debi. k.

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  2. Tough question. A real heart breaker, indeed.

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  3. Jim

    Debi, right away I thought of Ecclesiastes 1King James Version (KJV), Chapter 1:
    “Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity”
    Also, the song, “You’re so vain.”
    This is a very nice mini-poem.

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  4. you’ve told a whole story in such a few words. Love the form you used too.

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  5. The line breaks work so well and this is a tight little form for the topic…enjoyed, Debi.

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  6. Kerry O'Connor

    Such an interesting poetic form. I like what you did with it.

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    • I sort of made tweaked it for the prompt here is the actual ex.

      Anorexia (five syllables)

      Low self esteem (four syllables)
      Too skinny (three syllables)
      Starving (two syllables)
      Waif (one syllables)
      Dying to be thin (five syllables and observation)
      – written by Just2Write


  7. So much narcissism… so common we find those people so vain the can only see the self.

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  8. Succinct and ever observant! I love this.


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