AN EGO MADE OF STONE

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I remember watching my dad climb the corporate ladder...

AN EGO MADE OF STONE


 At thirty, an ego made of stone

Sculptor of his own statue

So perfect, yet so cold

Only weakness allows emotion

To collide with its ambition

 

At fifty, still like granite

Measured by expensive toys

Savoring the climb behind him

 Blinded to what lay ahead

For an ego made of stone.

 

At seventy, evidence of crumbling

Alone at the top rung

 A Statue without a sculptor

 Longing for renovation

Of an ego made of stone

 

At ninety, new statue in its place

All trace of broken remnants

Long since swept away

There’s nothing left

Of an ego made of stone

 

 

 

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FranzJ commented on AN EGO MADE OF STONE

03-03-2011

I wonder - was it worth the price - I hve seen it many times - also along with the climb- most forget where they come from

Rhymer commented on AN EGO MADE OF STONE

10-08-2010

excellent write, better to be a humble bumble I believe. Excellent piece.

julieannetx

10/09/2010

Thanks!

shepardsbrother commented on AN EGO MADE OF STONE

10-08-2010

ego! mans hardest contention. i am sympathetic to those who have to be destroyed by such arrogance. but as they wither physically its to late to change. kudos

julieannetx

10/08/2010

Thanks for reading!

The true philosopher and the true poet are one, and a beauty, which is truth, and a truth, which is beauty, is the aim of both.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Poet (1803-1882)

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