Altar Ego

by Annette M. Parrott

the self, 
especially distinct, 
from the world 
controls thought and behavior, or at least so we think.
Our sense of self-importance; conceit, full of stink 
As we smell our own pride, our soul on the brink, to be eternally extinct

Alter ego,
Another side
of oneís self-full pride
a second self, that abides, right beside the carnal self thatís inside.
Sometimes denied the privilege of coming outside
Sometimes a friend or a confidante in whom you confide. 

Constructed with the aim, 
to release one from othersí blame and self shame
An elevated place upon which sacrifices are lain
And then slain, 
often in vain, unless in Jesusí name.

My Altar Ego.
Where I see myself through your spiritual view
My only purpose and identity is in you.
Daily I die and rise up anew.
For only your Word is just and true.
My will surrendered through immolation, as pure gold I'll come through
I pray my altar ego is pleasing to you.

Altar Ego by Annette M. Parrott

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