G.R. Gaus

Rookie - 141 Points (April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

The Ego Pacific Railroad - Poem by G.R. Gaus

Take me along into fantasy land,
Together we'll make us proud,
Lift our self far above the rest,
Beckoning, to the passing crowd.

Wisdom and truth are not allowed.

Step right on board, don't look back,
Bring a mirror so we can see our face,
Vanity drives our deepest desires,
Every detail perfectly in place.

No room now for saving grace.

It's a one way ticket, with no return,
Think twice before you take this ride,
A weak foundation on rotting ties,
Or a warm glow, felt deep inside.

Choose wisely, who will abide.

Subtle words to be understood,
Learn well from our mistake,
An ego trip, the train for fools,
Difference between true and fake.

Freedom from bondage is at stake.

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

An uncontrollable ego is like a runaway train, headed for sure disaster and injuring many passengers along its path of destruction. You should be aware of your destination before boarding the ego pacific railroad…..

Comments about The Ego Pacific Railroad by G.R. Gaus

  • Valerie Dohren (4/11/2012 1:59:00 PM)

    Fantastic G.R. - the ego certainly is our downfall and we need to look for the true self. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Poem Edited: Monday, April 16, 2012

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