Nod or Prod?

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Ego has the answer to all questions
But never the right answer.
You can always listen to
His voice hidden behind silence
Waiting for the slightest drop
Of worry to turn into fury.

Ego only waits to burn.

Ever ready to defend
What he thinks will trample on
The robe of pride he wears haggardly
Like a haughty hauling hawk.

He thinks it’s beauty, but no one
Loves how empty and ugly
He appears when he walks on
The streets he calls his own.

He’s lost and has no one to call him back
Embittered within by the beauties
He has lost (and still loses)
By casting his mind above
Every other.

He knows but doesn’t wish to be told
So everyone watches and remember
Words mama told them:

“Pride comes before a fall”

But what if he doesn’t know
That his “that’s who I am”
Is who he needs to grow from?

Maybe he needs to grow,
Maybe he really will
If this prod nods him into reflection.

Published by Justified Ayotayo

'Tunde Aderonmu (Justified_AyoTayo) writes from Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He's a physiotherapist and an alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He believes in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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