Ego short poem

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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

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Ramapriya Nr

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I am a retired Engineer from the Government of Karnataka and now 64 year old. post retirement I fancied to write in 3 languages namely English,Hindi and kannada. I have written several poems,short stories etc and have published two books namely ""Tri bhasha Kritigalu and Rampys vision on lifes mission and now it has become passion for me to continue writing. I have also developed several software computer programmes covering Technical,medical and general programmes
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Lawrence Chew

Thank you for a lesson we all need!


Know thyself some-one great quoted and yes egos get in the way —but what would we be without them??? Maybe we just need to controll them not them us. I loved the message.

ammu sachariah

Ammu Sachariah @ Ammukutty_sachariah

Very beautifully expressed about the ego.


nice poem.reminds men about the false prestige and convey the message to be humble

Ayndrilla Ghosh

Sir it was indeed a great read not only aesthetically but also morally, as the message it gives out is immensely important to keep in mind if one really wants to make something useful out of his life.

ramakrishnan chatakondu

Ego means edging god out……..we all have ego that is why we are not living with god.…we asked god to bless us with separate entities… and it was granted…… what we should understand is that it is not possible to live on this earth without an ego…….at the most what we can do is to stop hurting others with our ego….

In other words ego means how we express ourselves to others….the way we walk…..the way we dress….the way we communicate to others especially to our subordinates……….

………sorry if I had something wrong .

Geetha Paniker

Beautifully expressed ‘Ego’ . Ego is the cancer of an individual.


Thank you sir for this poem. We all need each other. Curtis. Ramapriya Nr (@Ramapriya_Nr )

Ray Salvador

woah beautiful…thanks i inspired^^ i, too hate the people who has an ego…

Shahid Khan

Excellently penned poem and very thought-provoking too. Super liked sir.


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