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When Ego Bows

Updated on May 3, 2014
Keukenhof Gardens from Tony DeLorger
Keukenhof Gardens from Tony DeLorger
Keukenhof 2 from Tony DeLorger
Keukenhof 2 from Tony DeLorger
NZ Sunset from Tony DeLorger
NZ Sunset from Tony DeLorger
Venice Boat from Tony DeLorger
Venice Boat from Tony DeLorger

When Ego Bows

By Tony DeLorger © 2014

Crushing to the ego but nourishment to the soul,

letting all your truths find wings, will in time just make you whole.

For selfless acts of recognition, the inadequacies that keep us back,

will only intrude on goals and plans, and uphold those traits we lack.

It's not easy to stand in stark daylight, with all our foibles and our woes,

even harder to be found out wanting, when it matters most doors close.

Although the pain is evident, this acknowledgement of imperfection,

the ego bows and the heart does soar, when found a new direction.

Most people surround themselves with walls, to keep their delusions alive,

and propagate their visions of self, and in ignorance learn to strive.

To bolster their dark and wanting thoughts, of self and potentials not their,

they invent the truth with embellishment, to satisfy their care.

That is why so few of us can let ego bow to heart,

to allow the truth of warts and all to create a brand new start.

With fear our greatest foe in life, and truth what brings us undone,

all those lies we tell ourselves until our life is done.

But in the end I prefer the pain and the reality of who I am,

for without it I am purposeless and my words not worth a damn.

So transparency calls me to duty, my ego cowering in shadows lost,

so my heart can call a spade a spade, and I in myself trust.


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      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you siasarannaga, I'm pleased you related. Thank you for dropping by and taking the time to comment. Much appreciated.

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      5 years ago from Chennai in Tamilnadu, India.

      We miserably cling to the ego and undergo all the pains and troubles! If we are open to the Self within, we will be enjoying eternal Bliss but none bothers to focus on the inner self. They are carried away by the glamor of the sensual world! Very nice hub, thought provoking too!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you related John. Hope you are well, Thanks for dropping by mate!

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      John Hansen 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Tony, I can so relate to this. In fact reading this poem, I almost felt like I wrote those words myself. What can I say, amazing. Love the pics too. Voted up.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      So glad you liked it Phyllis. Thanks for you kind comment. Have a great day!

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      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      And thus we stand naked with our souls bared to the world and to our mirror. Beautiful thoughts and photos, Tony. I love that photo of the NZ Sunset, it is so wild yet gorgeous.

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Much appreciated James. Thanks for your kind comment and taking the time to drop by.

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      Tijani Achamlal 

      5 years ago from Morocco

      Wise words.Beautiful style!


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