I was on top of the ‘world’,
When I was promoted
to the rank of the ‘director’.
I got a very hefty salary hike,
Which was such a ‘delight
I felt I am the ‘greatest’,
Whom I thought none can beat.
When the office watchman wished me
I thought I am too big a man
even to respond to the wishes of that ‘watchman’.
With egoism drowned in me
I walked down the ‘stairs’,
and slipped , tumbled down to the base.
and lost my consciousness
When I opened my eyes,
I was lying on the hospital bed
After the Doctor examined me
he said you are a ‘lucky man’.
to got a lease of life from that ‘watchman’.
I realised that the watchman whom I had snubbed
had admitted me to the hospital and saved my life
With his blood flowing in me, I am breathing through;
With his eyes peeping out of me, I am seeing through’;
With his kidney functioning in me, I am still living through
With my ego unabated I still feel
It is me, me and only me, who deserve all the success…
forgetting that I am living today only because
a part of the watchman is embedded in me
Oh Egoism I hate you for destroying my humanism