Why Take Yourself Too Seriously

Poem By Francis Duggan

On praise it is true the ego does grow fat
But why take yourself too seriously life is too short for that
There is more to living of life than the me, myself and i
Since like all other life forms we are born as mortals eventually for to die
The one who does not respect big Egos or money or fame
The Reaper of Lives treats all lives as the same
Like the pauper for the monarch and the president a last night and day
There are not any Egos where dead people lay
The celebrated deceased of every village, city and town
Do not hear the words of praise from those who honor their renown
In a World where many their own praises like to sing
Those with some humility are blessed with what is a good thing
So why take yourself too seriously since your life journey does end
We are born as mere mortals why otherwise pretend.

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