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The Cruel Master

Updated on December 16, 2013
Soul watching Ego from Hartwig HKD flickr.com
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The Cruel Master

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


Perilous the submission to an ego plight,

where blinked views reside in shadow,

and will carves wounds under gaze of night,

in selfish minds so shallow.


A master cruel and heartless lives,

in those imbued with importance,

where life is but a battlefield relived,

and collateral damage enormous.


Egocentric souls will always lead,

their belief in self so complete and righteous,

the means always justified in deed,

winning the only price in justice.


Success can only follow men,

whose unshakable belief is unrelenting,

the problem lies within morality,

of which they are void and forever contending.


The path of ego is a double edged blade,

and to survive a balance must be found,

as a master the end destruction be,

as a servant a path on solid ground.


We are complex, our beliefs, our perspectives and sight,

what we see in light and the darkness of night,

and how we approach just who we are,

in kindness and balance live beneath the stars.


Without balance ego is a disaster waiting to happen.

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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      My pleasure Anil; glad you related to it. Thanks again for your comment.

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      ANIL KUMAR UPADHYAY 

      4 years ago from INDIA, UTTAR PRADESH STATE, KANPUR CITY

      Very nice poem tony, I really enjoyed it. A very sensitive line to which, I have felt, is that " The path of ego is a double edged blade". It has touched my feelings to think it more. Appreciated and voted your poem up. Thanks for sharing it.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      4 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Try not to be too dark, Bill, but as long as it concludes with a positive message. Thanks for dropping in.

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      William Leverne Smith 

      4 years ago from Hollister, MO

      Certainly happy to see the conclusion! Thanks for sharing. I was worried, there for a while. I generally don't care for "dark" stuff... ;-)

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