Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Yes, My Ego Needs To Be Served...

Written for 3WW Prompts: Janky, Conniption & Scooch


Yes, My Ego Needed To Be Served…


A mistake was about to happen
I wasn’t able to foresee
But he could and as usual
He expressed it, but how could he
I was in power and
He didn’t have any right to
Be wiser than me, so
In spite of his warning
I chose to use my veto and
Overlooked his wisdom
My misadventure resulted
In a janky situation
As the fears projected proved true
And I had a conniption fit
But wasn’t unduly worried
Since I had never forgiven
The lesser one for the mistakes
I had been doing to him
So once again he got blamed
And I, the powerful, relaxed
In the glory of my own conceit
What a perk for being in power
Nothing wrong, a normal way in which
The world moves on and the lesser ones
Can’t even scooch, prefer a status quo
For, a known devil is better always
Than an unknown one.. and so I thought
But then if he chose to move, I shuddered
For I knew, power also gets bestowed
On those who were strong enough
To take responsibility for their mistakes
And the talented always had the choice..
Yet I wasn’t bothered, for I knew
I would find someone else
Yes, my ego needed to be served constantly




( A poem where I placed myself on the opposite side to see life from another perspective..)

13 comments:

  1. Ramesh ji..your words are always powerful..liked it!

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  2. A mess we at times find ourselves in, to satisfy our ego and then become blinded with power. A violent confrontation in the mind was creating a loud resonance.

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  3. Wow, Ramesh, what an interesting take - I enjoyed it a lot. I would love to hear how the process was for you as well...

    More, More! Bravo, bravo!

    My 3WW poem.

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  4. Great use of the words. Really enjoyed this.

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  5. Once again, the Word Smith at work, hammering out lines of great power and truth. Bless you.

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  6. Sheilagh Lee said:Bravo well put. As it was said absolute power corrupts absolutely.Loved this so powerful

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  7. Nice poem.

    Cograts on 100 followers. :)

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  8. Power does all that and more. Well brought out Ramesh.

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  9. A great piece of poetry Ramesh - but you are far too wise and caring to truly 'belong' on the other side..Jae

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  10. Thanks Jaerose.. I feel enhanced..

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  11. Nicely done. Appreciate the wisdom embedded here.

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  12. great work, as always. You are such a strong poet.

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  13. Ramesh, so glad to read you again. Had to take a break after the move to Madison, WI.

    This was wonderful - putting yourself in another's shoes is always enlightening.

    Great take on the prompt! Amy

    PS My first Madison poem was NOT about snow, believe it or not:
    http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/02/02/night-shift-at-tonys-not-for-kids/

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