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Once upon an ego
by H J Cruz

Friday, July 20, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Eat me!


“I have of late- but wherefore I know not- lost all my mirth, forgotton all custom of exercise; and indeed it goes so heavily with my disposition that this goodly frame, the earth, seems to me a sterile promontory, this most excellent canopy, the air, look you, this brave o’erhanging firmament, this majestical roof fretted with golden fire, why, it appears no other thing to me than a foul and pestilent congregation of vapours.

What a piece of work is man!”






By H.J. Cruz



Where do you think your growing?

Feed me, precious gifts life’s sewing.


As A child grows, so too does our ego,

And what of the spirit?

Now hard to get near it!


Seeds of external adaptation,

Vicissitudes of life’s usurpations,

Be it more; be it less,

Another turn on the nautilus.


Thrust upon a city life,

Bitter love, abundant strife,

Benevolent facaccia’s radiant essence,

Welded cages - barbed-wire fence.


Searched I for thee with hearts afire,

To knowest truth en soul desire,

Trespassers beckoned eternal woe,

Lamentiss forgiveness disperse thy foe.


Crypts ensconced yond sands a time,

Poltergisted evidence sparing no crime,

Quelling histories o gnashing teeth,

Spirit ascending cocked to impeach.


Egoist tendered, high alter now shed,

Patterns transmuted, the dragon now fed,

Yet occasions merit in times of abhor,

Suffer thine wrath when ego’s roar!


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Reviewed by Mary Coe 9/10/2007
An excellent write. Enjoyed the read. Very nice.
Reviewed by Bill Grimes Jr. 7/28/2007
Excellent work my friend....Excellent!


Bill :-)
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 7/27/2007
feed the dragon with another turn on the nautilus....
powerful imagery, hj! superb write.
Reviewed by nancy weston 7/23/2007
What is it like to have an ego? After reading this I'm still not sure.

What I love about your poetry is your wordcraft, even when the aspies means I cant follow your flow:)
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 7/21/2007
A wonderfully put together poem reminds me of my life at the moment, situation not what I think I deserve and the dragon may not be hungry but the old lion thinks people around me just don't get it. I liked this a lot for it has made me think about how much of it is ego driven. I'm better then this. Lady J
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 7/21/2007
Damnnnnnn, this is GOOD! HJ
Ego strokin' for certain!
Your chosen words I found very touching!
DEEPLY Profound and important!
I have this pict. to "H"
A Spiritual enlightement!
STay POsitive!
WArm hugs and love, Warrior Lady Sheeeoox
Have a great day!
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 7/20/2007
Sounds like Ya needs a little ego strokin! " Damn Baby! You is lookin so fine!" SC
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/20/2007
though mans inflated ego may think he's unique with poems like this it isn't too far from the truth;-) A wonderful sharing H.J.

Reviewed by m j hollingshead 7/20/2007
the nautilus is beautiful, your words are nicely done as well
Reviewed by Morning Star 7/20/2007
Beautiful and very profound write!
Man is trully a piece of work.
Love Peace and Joy Hugsss my friend...Morning star

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 7/20/2007
Man thinks he is unique. Pity he's not. Victor
Reviewed by Walt Hardester 7/20/2007
Another turn on the nautilus.


Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 7/20/2007
Just wonderful writing,Hugssssssssss
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 7/20/2007
Like the description of a prisoner man getting rid of his jail, jailers and chains with the scream of rage from a philosophy man.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/20/2007
What a piece of work is man!
Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 7/20/2007
I loved your woven words of ego enlightenment. I am also a lover of Shakespeare! I could not be a costume designer and not love Shakespeare! Anyway, I really enjoyed this beautiful poem!
Peace, Love, and Light,
Amber "V"
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 7/20/2007
May your search be rewarded with all that you seek H. Beautiful work, thought provoking.
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 7/20/2007
That is the most beautiful portrait of a shell.
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/20/2007
I am fascinated by the relationship of spirit and ego. Essentially I think they are two sides of the same coin - one the mirrored potential of the other, which too readily becomes corrupted. I also think that they are constant in terms of "sizing", in terms of adult/child relationship... our body simply matures around it! :)) But, my goodness, HJ... I am such a sucker for Shakespeare and find that in my own work I feel I spout as if part of a Shakespearean chorus line, as one of many players. But I very much like the contemporary edginess you insert into the epicurean styling here: it adds a bit of zing to the fruitiness of it. Or am I sounding too up myself??!! :)) Roar away, O lofty one! Tis much enjoyed by this punter. TY Kate xx

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