On bellies they shall go…

1
For God decreed on bellies they shall go,
Those telling lies that causes Ego’s bloat
In poisoned plays where only they shall gloat,
They slither low with tongues and eyes that glow,
A hunting they shall go; go sneaky slow,
With ripples in delusions making stench
That cause our pure hearts to sadly wrench
And there from in its hold; it seeks to grow.
Beware! Beware the stare that holds your gaze
For don’t you know it seeks your soul to take,
It looks to you from ground in hopes to raise,
It hovers nearer, hoping to partake.
In dizzy heights, but sadly here it stays:
Upon the earth they slither as a snake.

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Upon the earth they slither as a snake.
They cry foul, all the while they wish to be
The very sum of all the good they see,
But never shall they try to clean their slate,
For ego is the master; fame the bate!
For glory is the apple they want most,
The glory of their story, oh to boast!
They’ll tell you all they know, their time they’ll take!
Pray close your eyes – don’t dare to look their way,
Or every minute of your day they’ll rake
They’ll suck you in and try to make you sway
With threats to leave, oh how their hearts will break!
They’ll chase us all, yes much to our dismay
Though none but Ego’s kiss shall they forsake.

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Though none but Ego’s kiss shall they forsake
For every kiss they ooze is all for them,
Enamoured by reflection of their gem,
It’s self and only self they’ll ever rate,
For if you think about what’s worth to take
It’s obvious that all they seek is fame,
For everyone around them seems so lame
They think success was always their true fate.
O you can try your best to help them see,
That others too can find a way to glow,
Like stars up in the skies at night that be
So too a soul can make a way to show
Success can co-exist; humility!
A humble heart their own shall never know.

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A humble heart their own shall never know
For all they seek in eyes that look their way
Is but a glimmered eye that seeks to play,
The song that sings the virtue of their show,
They’ve not the heart that seeks new ways to grow,
They’re merely hungry just to make believe
And feel at home with each soul they deceive.
Their hunger grows, oh how it sinks so low
To pull you in to all its web of lies,
It starts off with the faintest whispered woe,
Oh how its tendresse gentle heart now cries,
But soon you’ll see that as each day does flow
You find your own attention dims and dies –
With gleeful eyes of greed they seek to show!

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With gleeful eyes of greed they seek to show!
To all or any – does not matter who
To me, to her, to them and yes to you
This gluttony of need – does seek to grow,
And though this likely started long ago.
I doubt they ever tasted humble pie
I doubt they’d ever let the spot light by.
Ever heard a crow out crow a crow?
But let me tell you how they pull you in
O let me tell you just to even score.
To tell the truth should never be a sin
Though truth to them shall always be a bore
They lie to self, and then they let you in –
A self-induced belief that they are more.

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A self-induced belief that they are more
I see you find it all so hard to take
I know, I know it sounds like some half bake
But all I know, for sure is they adore.
The very thought, deep down into their core
That you believe inside that they are best,
And all too soon forget about the rest –
Now you are theirs, and ego is their whore.
But something, something nagging comes to mind,
Like Ego hiding just behind the door,
And I am sure you too will truly find,
They cannot always lie to hide the score.
Behind that evil smile, self-righteous kind
For deep inside they doubt like none before.

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For deep inside they doubt like none before,
Perhaps at school they never had a friend;
You know a friend that stayed until the end
Perhaps their friend was bored and left to snore.
I know, I know – of course they asked for more,
For narcissistic persons only see –
The centre of their world is – me, me, me
Until the crowd escaped from out the door!
It’s strange no matter just how hard we try,
We simply cannot find a seed to sow,
To help them understand that every lie
Will only cause them hardship, earn them foe.
Is it possible that they could just be shy?
No truthful revelations; lest they blow!

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No truthful revelations; lest they blow!
No humble pie shall enter by their lips –
They’d rather you admire them in quips
Mentioning they’re always in the know.
They’ll drop a name or two so as to show,
They taught the masters all they ever knew,
They taught the best from him to me and you,
For only they could do it like a pro.
While you and I worked hard before we ran,
We started small, on floor we had to crawl.
Step by step we do the best we can,
But they are gifted way beyond us all:
To rewrite histr’y, that’s their grandest plan
In slow delib’rate pen they learn to scrawl

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In slow delib’rate pen they learn to scrawl,
Planting thoughts for us to eat up whole
No matter whose discovery they stole,
They’ll never give a credit lest they fall.
For they would not do well with that curve ball,
How would they cope if we could truly see
Just how selfish and inept they truly be –
How could that seek to capture and enthral?
No it’s better if they keep on talking loud,
And tell you just how good between the fold
Of what another ‘ worked for, and is proud!
And claim what once was fact and now is old,
O they deceive, yes steal, to fool the crowd
To cloak themselves in glowing terms of gold.

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To cloak themselves in glowing terms of gold.
They cheat, the lie, they learn to mirror smoke
And then they brag until their voices croak
In giant pipes they smoke their ego rolled.
Deep breaths in, unaware their soul is sold;
They sold it cheap as pride is still a sin –
Integrity long tossed into their bin,
But don’t despair; they’ve got their own blindfold.
You see to learn means listening to all,
To do so means you need to shut your pie.
You need to learn from those who’ve come before
Some think that means your ego needs to fall.
They think they know, and yet they fail to soar
Despite the fact they run before they crawl.

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Despite the fact they run before they crawl,
Some make a show and sometimes hit the spot,
They’ll do it once or twice but they forgot
The many times they truly missed the ball.
But they will swear they answered Heaven’s call;
I fail to see how any can conceive,
To entertain, what fools fondly believe
Is Ego’s plan to be wisdom’s downfall?
It saddens me to watch the crowds give space
To snakes that simply seek the spotlight bold,
Must all the mass give praise just to save face
To play it sweet when plainly they’ve been told?
No room for legless snakes to win the race,
They’ll never master Ego if we fold.

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They’ll never master Ego if we fold,
We need to take a stand and fight the fight!
Somehow they seem to think they have the right,
To claim the fields we worked and lined with gold.
They cannot make a claim for what is sold,
For we have dug the ground to make a way.
We earned the wages working hard each day
And we must speak aloud and shout out bold!
But still they hiss around out feet in grass,
And slithering they seek to take it all,
We smile and swallow whole this bloody farce
As Adam and sweet Eve with apples fall
Those whispers spoke to us and lied through arse;
Deceitfully they hide ‘neath shadow’s shawl.

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Deceitfully they hide ‘neath shadow’s shawl,
They seek to be remembered for their fame;
They need you to remember them by name,
For only in your praise they have the gall.
To smother truth in death and trick us all,
I felt so sad to see the welling tears
Of Ego’s hurt and all those sobbing fear
But Ego never cared who took the fall.
On belly Ego slithers ‘pon the ground,
And dreams of all the stars that shine so bold;
It seeks to hold your heart if mercy’s crowned,
But it will crush you till your blood runs cold.
All Ego wants is lost until it’s found
They’ll pray upon your soul until it’s sold.

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They’ll pray upon your soul until it’s sold.
O don’t let Ego slip under your skin,
Don’t covet what’s not yours, it’s filled with sin
In your heart you’ll feel the burn take hold.
And every move you make you’ll feel the scold,
Let truth be bright, and stand up straight and tall;
Love journey’s walk, accept fate as you fall,
Not every step upon the pavement’s gold!
So just remember guard your precious heart,
Beware that you should ever steep so low,
For snakes were not always snakes to start,
It’s just a seed of pride that needs to grow,
Upon the earth the lost souls will play their part,
For God decreed on bellies they shall go.

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For God decreed on bellies they shall go,
Upon the earth they slither as a snake.
Though none but Ego’s kiss shall they forsake,
A humble heart their own shall never know
With gleeful eyes of greed they seek to show!
A self-induced belief that they are more
For deep inside they doubt like none before
No truthful revelations; lest they blow!
In slow delib’rate pen they learn to scrawl
To cloak themselves in glowing terms of gold.
Despite the fact they run before they crawl
They’ll never master Ego if we fold
Deceitfully they hide ‘neath shadow’s shawl
They’ll pray upon your soul until its sold.
 
©Elusive Me  
11Aug2017

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