He struts his big stuff
Up and down my nice front room
Elephantine git.

His voice? Thunderous. 
"When I speak, wisdom trembles!"
I do some face-palm. 

All of us have one:
The huge, vile ego-monster.
He has great power.

He turns us into
Smug, insufferable twats.
For a time, at least. 

So, take a deep breath 
And kick him hard in the nuts.
Then out the back door.

When he's gone away
You'll find, deep within, a calm
You'd long forgotten.

It brings true humility.
That's its greatest gift.


      1. Oh gosh… even 1,000 followers might be beyond me! I’m very unambitious, really.
        But I do appreciate that. You’re most kind. I suppose the thing is, blog-wise I ain’t going anywhere… haha, even if I DO run out of material very soon [!]

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      2. I’m sure you will get your just rewards. If you aren’t tempted by the thousands of followers… what about a Babybel? And you won’t run out of material, a mind capable of your work is capable of more work.

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      3. Haha, I don’t say no to Babybel. ๐Ÿ˜‰
        Thank you muchly for the reassurance: to be honest just attempting to be creative has awoken me from the slumber that set in in 2016… all about the trying, innit?

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      4. Thank you, you’re most kind indeed… WP is being frustrating in general. But I shall handle this with my usual measured equanimity — after I’ve gone out and howled expletives at the moon. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      1. Yes, it would make a great read. About vigilance, I agree. We have to have self-worth , yet still keeping in mind how small we actually are in the grand scheme of things ๐Ÿ™‚ We are like grains of sand on a beach ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      2. ๐Ÿ™‚
        Ah yes, that we are — it’s a sort of dualism, perhaps, how essential yet oddly microscopic (for want of a better word) our individual lives are. A most interesting situation. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  1. This is one my faves, too! Bastard Ego, eh?!

    Ps; Sorry I haven’t responded to your email yet. I will be busy over the weekend… family stuff…but will be back on form come Monday!

    If I don’t speak to you before… I have splendid weekend, my friend. I hope it is filled with SC’s and completeness ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. Ah, bless you… nice to see you!
      You’re too kind: do you know, I really wasn’t sure about this one, so it just goes to show(!)
      Haha and you, my friend: have a fab family weekend and try not to be overwhelmed with busy-ness. ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚


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