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  Egomaniatrix
by Iolanthe Woulff
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.

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There was a time -thankfully now long in my past- when I had an elitist tendency to be judgemental about nearly everything. I wrote this as a tongue-in-cheek recollection of those intemperate days.


Every morning I wake to battle
a frightful loathsome monster;
raging, bloated, maniacal,
green slit-eyes radiating contumely,
hissing, dismissing restraint;
oozing, sluglike, slimy pride:
my Ego.

Every morning I wake to battle.
Most often I can prevail,
but sometimes my strength falters.
I lost today.
The monster consumed me.
Do you hear what I'm saying,
you hopeless PINHEADS?!!

LW

 




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Reviewed by m j hollingshead 6/19/2010
good one
Reviewed by John Flanagan 6/19/2010
...there's a lot of all of us in this, Lannie.
Like your style here...and the honesty.

John
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 6/19/2010
Ego, if managed well can bring such positive outcomes...when one can manage alongside one's own creative endeavors also their peers interests and artistic talents, it's beneficial to everyone...It takes a healthy ego to survive in this writing business, and it is a business. It's survival of the fittest out here on the wild plains of the Serengeti! Jackal bites the hyena!

Warmly,
Sage
Reviewed by jude forese 6/19/2010
indeed the epitome of a jud mental ...
Reviewed by D Johnson 6/19/2010
Me thinks there is a bit of all of us in that poem...nice write.

Cheers,
Dan

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