Adam's Ego

Adam’s Ego

Adam received the gift of life
12 pounds of ego and a wife
the challenge he was facing be:
which could he keep the longest?

How did it all begin?
He checked the count of ‘Adams’
and found that millions had such name
How could one Adam crystallise, become,
before the others’ yeast will make them rise?

Surprise, deed poll, add triple ‘a’ in doubles,
keep all as capitals and thus, Adam was

‘AAAdAAAm’ instead became his name,
the same as middle name as well,
and as the last name for good measure,
with added ‘s’, all ego’s treasures.

the one who would become his wife,
if she said ‘yes’, and took his name, just one,
the bells were ringing, rings put on,
nods nodded, knots knotted before,
and afterwards she was no more,
had now become Alisha AAAdAAAms

Paris, amour, Champs-Elysées,
towards Arc de Triomphe,
Alisha’s wish was for the day,
to drive not ‘round, but through
‘This wish I’ll grant you’, he did say,
but asked the car to stop and stay
until he could get out

Explained that he would need to walk around,
as width too narrow, height too low,
for him to pass through without bruising
‘My dearest bride, drive through,
we’ll meet again on other side’

At night, love’s magic in each scent,
‘Alisha, bride, please hold my hand,
grant me a wish, if I may dare?’

‘Do dare, what is your wish from me?’ asks she
‘Alisha, could we change your name?’
‘I did, your name’s my last as yours’
‘Not that’ he said, ‘I mean again?’
‘What name would please you on this night?’
‘Deed poll change, what I had in mind’

Unbuttoned all the buttons,
unknotted all the strings and things,
each garment peeled, as petals shields
the precious bloom within
Hot breathed she whispers in his ear,
‘What name, my dear?’

Fueled by her charms in feverish pitch, he utters:
‘Madam AAAdAAAm AAAdAAAms’

© Heinz Ross, Gold Coast, Australia
8 Jan 2009

Adam's Ego


Joined August 2008

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A lighthearted look at the ‘ego’.

Adam’s ego makes him change his name to AAAdAAAm. That’s not all.

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