The Image Of My Ego

by Karl Wild GG23   Oct 1, 2010


Entering the room I am tall, dark and handsome,
Ego at my side more like a shadow,
Glancing down at the crowd below,
Gliding with a glow, confident, steady..... slow.
Mind whispers "You're better than them"

I know.

Nobody in here can hold a candle to me,
I'm what children grow up wishing to be,
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see,
This is my kingdom, I'm the marquis.
Mind whispers "You're better than them"

I know.

Harvested my ego from the field where I once planted my dreams.
One thing that I'm afraid to show, my image is nothing as it seems.
Until death do us part, my ego is a piece of me,
In my soul and in my heart, it's how it has to be.
No better than my ego, not in sickness nor in health,
Can't be better than my ego, for I'm no better than myself.

I know.

Until I know my ego the image of me will always be unclear,
Keep my enemies close so I'll always keep my ego near.

I'm guilty of seeing myself as better than I actually am, we all are.
If you don't think you're guilty of this you better look in the mirror.
Look in the mirror and inspect, than dissect the image that reflects.
It may be blurry until you figure out who you really are,
You can't recognize yourself until you truly know yourself....
Until that day comes the only thing that I really know,
Is that we're never as beautiful as the image of our ego...

"I'm better than you."

"I know."

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  • 4 years ago

    by Areeba

    "Harvested my ego from the field where I once planted my dreams"
    ^^Omg, i love those lines
    such an awesome poem <3
    just loved it..

  • 6 years ago

    by Andrew

    Impresive

  • 7 years ago

    by Chelsey

    Nobody in here can hold a candle to me,
    I'm what children grow up wishing to be

    ^^ I friggin love that qoute...

    Oh how I wish i can write like you Karl..your poetry is incredible!
    I had so much to say about this poem when I was reading it but when I came to comment I saw everyones LOONNGGg comments they said to you..it was all I had to say...this poem started off so cocky for me and it actual made me mad. Egos can be so ugly..but then you just kind of made the ego into something a little more gentler then arrogance...it was truly a great read..I can ramble on and on about how much I love this!
    Chels

  • 7 years ago

    by Ray Smallshaw

    The cliques and freestyle writing must make this quite unique, loved the arrogance and the back-peddling which pulled the poem together. Your right though if we don't believe in us who will.
    Well written so don't know why you added what is above. It is your poem I never explain unless asked then I only tell the person who asked what they want to know otherwise it takes away your poems magic.
    Excellent 5/5 ray S

  • 7 years ago

    by Karl Wild GG23

    This is a free verse poem, it's just a simple freestyle that I put down in 5 minutes to be honest. I could change things and spend time on "perfecting" it. But the whole point of writing this poem like that was to make the words and style as imperfect as our ego's. Most people miss the key rhymes/style in my pieces anyways so no big deal haha