I would rather be that than
Lacking confidence –
Best to be realistic
As much as possible, though
Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.
Notes to this poem…
If you have to be overconfidence, just don’t let it get to the point of being arrogant where you’re pushing it on people or exposing them to it. Overconfidence is a trait generally frowned upon, but seriously, when you see all these insecure people and the stupid things they do to make up for it, I’d rather be overconfident any day than not having enough. However, being realistic is best to minimize consequences from either excess or lack of confidence.
The poems titled Tanka, followed by a number, are tanka composed while I was not engaged in some activity during which I frequently composed poetry. That is why these are called the Inactive Tanka collection.