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The Lift Doesn’t Last August 1, 2011

Posted by nrhatch in Humor, Mindfulness, People, Poetry, Spirit & Ego.
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Wikipedia ~ Hot Air Balloon (in Public Domain)

Ego puts itself down
Then waits for someone else to lift it back up

Using feigned humility and self-deprecation as bait, Ego fishes for empty compliments

Gobbling up proffered tidbits
of idle flattery
to feed its insatiable appetite
and bolster flagging self-esteem

Eating empty compliments
Is as nutritious as ingesting hot air

The lift doesn’t last

Ego deflates again, shoulders sagging
Then looks around
For its next fix

And if it crashes?

Wikipedia ~ Hot Air Balloon (in Public Domain)

Ego sits dejected
Until someone happens along
To pick up the pieces

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