I was right and he was wrong,
And that brought about the ferocious storm,
For in this alluring life,
Only I was in the boil and he in the warmth.
I was right and she was wrong,
And that brought about the nagging storm,
For in this fascinating life,
I suffered while she rejoiced.
Mind says, I was always right and the other wrong,
Heart says I was ever right and the other wrong,
Where ego hides between the mind and heart,
To play its blaring song.
In the pantomime of life,
No pantomime remained,
For half was snatched and half was surrendered,
To the ego of minds.
Till one day when I realised in the wake of life,
Only tall egos remained,
And happiness was in vain.
For in the framework of a lifetime,
Ego reigned under the spell of legerdemain,
While humility abstained.
And by the time I could attain,
The bliss of sane,
It was too late,
For the other had left to gain.
Leaving me to my big fat ego,
At the inveterate crux of my domain.
By Kamlesh Tripathi
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