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Poem - Imposter Spun

The poem “Imposter Spun” is about the imposter syndrome,  a psychological pattern in which one doubts one's accomplishments and has a persistent internalized fear of being exposed as a "fraud".


Imposter Spun

Imposter spun from verity
impugning true prosperity
falsehoods of the first degree
imagined for self’s pedigree

comfort is given without regret
to the others that connect
with the nature identified
by the honesty of the mind

these labels affirm accomplishment
thought illegitimate for the self
this is the greatest of all lies
when to others this could apply

success is thought for other folks
don’t fall prey to this joke
there are no frauds when the work
confirms the fear to be a jerk.

© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200117.
Tags: poem, self-worth
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