Poem: Ego Trap

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Ego Trap

 by June Nash

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Entering a job new

To get, told lies, a few

Wasn’t sure he could do

So faked it. S’nothing new

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Given training, that’s cool!

Learned ins and outs, at school

Ask no questions, ‘His rule!’

Gained respect, not thought fool.

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At times felt out of place

Hard to keep up this pace

Acting brash to save face

When up against hard case

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Dad came to him and said

Put your ego to bed

Can’t know all in your head

Just ask questions instead

but all will think me dumb

no more raises will come

my friends will call me scum

to this tune his nays strummed

Do not ask same question twice

But don’t stop asking advice

Ask until know each slice

Ignorance, not a vice

patience thin in those asked

they tire of queries tasked

say I have already basked

in their wisdom un-flasked

Perhaps their knowing’s tapped

Now making them feel trapped

Need tap another chap

Seems you’ve closed teacher’s gap

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He marched on with clear view

Questioning what was new

More he learned, less he knew

Yet knowledge ever grew

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Confidence in self grew

Free from mind trap he flew

Became most esteemed crew

Sharing knowledge he knew

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Showing his ignorance had

been scary, now not bad

Best lesson ever had

Was shown him by his dad

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