My mind’s been swirling today, and it’s bugging me that it won’t be still. So, I wrote a poem about it on the fly. Hope it sounds okay.
Ego, Go Away
My mind is running wild,
life’s daily worries have compiled,
and nothing is that significant,
but I blow things up to be magnificent.
One person says something I don’t like,
and back I want to strike.
Something tragic happens in the news,
and then I’m hanging with the blues.
A sinkhole collapses in my state,
and then I worry it is my fate.
Hurricanes, tornadoes, heat stroke and more,
prickling with fear, I’m in an uproar.
Ego, why do you badger me?
Your anger sticks like sap on a tree.
You make me strain and sweat with fear.
I’m wading through your waters alone out here.
Ego, why won’t you let go?
Why must you torture me so?
Because of you I lose sleep,
weakening my constitution until I weep.
Ego, go away.
I don’t need you, anyway.
You try to make me forget,
that deep inside me there is no fret.
Nothing can disturb the calm peace of my soul,
and you really aren’t in control.
It’s why you poke at me every day,
to give the illusion that you know the way.
Well, you better start on the run,
because my best interests are from only One.
The Higher calling of my spirit
is the truth of what I inherit.
I release your chains and I set free,
the peace and calm inside of me.
I deny your attempt to fright,
and I listen to my inner light.
written by Lori (L. Virelli)