When ego grows bigger than soul

Shashi Mehta By Shashi Mehta, 20th Oct 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
Posted in Wikinut>Writing>Poetry

This poem reveals how ego comes in the way of our own happiness.

Ego

My “self” at times grows bigger than me
Its speaks louder than my soul’s voice,
And spoils my serene natural poise.
In the aghast self-wrought noise,
I loose my modesty,
And all my beauty,
for “self” becomes my choice.

How pallid, frail and drained of vigour,
am I in my pride’s victory.
Finds no peace my heart so refractory;
when led by, not reason, but thoughts so desultory.
My instinct’s gratification,
Proffers dismal solicitation.
How when love is naught be the life satisfactory?

My eyes are blinded to the love of others
When faith goes and doubt prevails;
When “ego” prates and grudge reveals.
In ludicrous pride, my heart deals,
With mortals, not souls;
Drops not a kind word in their bowls,
Giving wound that never heals.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
14th Feb 2015 (#)

I am not sure about the soul and how it behaves, but ego is an integral part of every person. He/she cannot get rid of it. It's difficult to find a person without ego. Now soul is a different thing hard to comprehend. The can be persons without a soul. How else one can explain innumerable crimes of all sorts?

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