Ergo Ego


By Rula Zein-Iddin ~ (c) All Rights Reserved


Whenever you are all blown up and feeling self-righteous

Wake up and realize that you simply appear pretentious


If that voice in your head keeps on bragging

You must do your utmost  to stop all  that nagging


Building up your own scenarios and feeding your  illusions

Jumping to all sorts of far-fetched conclusions


Surely you realize that all that inflation,

Attempts by yourself at some new creation


Are solely a source of constant prevarication

And can only ever meet with defeat and frustration


For selfish motives can never be pure

So painful upset you will have to endure


For there by the grace of God go I

Yet continuing on an egotistic path will surely make you cry


All alone and lost in the depths of despair

It is guaranteed that no one will ever care


For when you put your interests above all

You must realize that pride comes before a fall


Don’t  hold on to your opinions like treasured gold

Or you will always be left out in the cold


For others will never be persuaded

In fact you can only ever be left frustrated


When you let your ego rule ever supreme

You must recognize that this is but a virtual dream


So manage your thoughts and become truly aware

Of your one pure spirit, if you truly dare


For to know yourself is the final destination

It is time to stop all the procrastination


Time slows for no man and we are on the run

So take time to contemplate between all the fun


Off to the corner, go lick your wounds

Know  full well that your spirit has no bounds


Evaluate who you are, for why, how and what

Putting up a front serves no purpose, just know that



A life well- lived


From whence I came, I shall return
In distant memories, I hope to burn

For what better way to leave a legacy
What more proof of one’s own efficacy

Than to live forever remembered
By those you love, to whom you surrendered

A life worth living is full of trust
Emotions that rage and embrace are a must

Good friends, hard times, those ups and downs
People of all colors, shapes and frowns

Those that challenge, those that bring joy
And those that disparage, those that annoy

For on this bumpy track we call life
How boring if we lived without strife

In order to truly savor the sweet
We must with distaste occasionally meet

Those bitter spices that help us discover
The true strengths and weaknesses of each other

One day I lean on you, a little too much
The next I am there for you, for friendship is such

So take comfort and know this comes from the heart
Over seasons and lifetimes true friends do not part.

By Rula Zein-Iddin