A LOOK AT LIFE-60
BY-SMRUTI RANJAN MOHANTY
I AM RAVAN
Look at me
I am Ravan, a bundle of negative feelings and emotion
I don’t have a friend which I can say my own
I have a family, wife, kids and a kingdom
But my only friend, my love, is my inflated ego
I invariably carry it with me wherever I go
In all my pursuits I seek its satisfaction
The mainstay of my life is ego and it’s gratification
On ego stands greed, hatred and jealousy
Treachery, dishonesty and malice
And I am an epitome of all these
Throughout life, I remained in their constant company.
Family, relationship, love and religion are beautiful till they satisfy one’s ego and vanity.
When one’s ego is hurt nothing remains his
The ego becomes his only religion, love and life
And I am no exception to all this.
Ego defines me and my surrounding
It is ego that pushes me hard
It is ego that made me what I am
An island in myself
Where I live my life in my solitary asylum
With ego, my passion and love
From cradle to the grave
Life rests on self-esteem and ego
It is the biggest motivator that keeps life on the go
Nothing is as compelling as ego
Life is a continuous endeavour in pursuit of ego and self-gratification
The desire for appreciation and recognition, pelf and power, fuel hatred, jealousy and ego
Together they separate one from the rest of others
Nothing but they define me and my action better.
Rama killed me
But I live in you, in your heart and soul
Run in your artery and vein
And possess your whole being
You burn me every year
From ashes I come back with renewed vigour
Burn you every minute and second
Neither you can burn me, nor kill
Rather I burn you, kill you every moment.
I am beyond death, time and space
I am your ego, deathless immortal Ravan.
Smruti Ranjan Mohanty©