EGO VS. ESSENCE
My Ego and my Essence duke it out
As every day presents another bout,
Another chance for Essence to emerge
And realize its soulful inner urge.
This Essence is my Higher Self revealed,
Which Ego tries so hard to keep concealed
Beneath its selfish, narrow-minded schemes,
While Essence stretches toward transcendent themes.
Essentially we know what life is for
And what, above all else, we should adore:
Ideals of Love and Justice, Sympathy
And Care, knowing all Life one Family.
For is this not a living universe,
And is not our denying that our curse?