“Get with the program!” I heard him yell.


“What program is that?” I rebelled.


“The one I devise


it may change,

depending upon how I’m feeling,

how I want things arranged.

You see I always want to feel



my own.

And I’m willing to jerk you around,

just to make it known.

So one day the program

will be building you up,

making you feel you are more than enough.

And next could be tearing you down,

reviewing your actions

so you feel like a clown.

As long as you follow my program,

you’ll never be sure

whether you’re making progress

or just spinning your wheels.”


“When did I sign up for this?” I inquired.


“When you began listening to

your ego.”