Megaceph, chosen to serve the State
In the halls of legislative debate,
One day with all his credentials came
To the capitol's door and announced his name.
The doorkeeper looked, with a comical twist
Of the face, at the eminent egotist,
And said: "Go away, for we settle here
All manner of questions, knotty and queer,
And we cannot have, when the speaker demands
To be told how every member stands,
A man who to all things under the sky
Assents by eternally voting 'I'."
2007 Update: A slow-footed servant.
7:15 A.M. Update: A butterfly seeking a book deal.
Gather 'round children and listen to me
For I offer a warning against vanity
In my house on the hilltop, a tall mirror stands
For my image alone to be shown to my fans.
I hired a butler to be trained by the maid
For my comfort, not his, he was to be paid.
But I caught him at my mirror, adjusting his tie.
When pride fills your wings, better know how to fly.
Humbly, I hung this egotist from the rafter
And I tell you this story for caution and laughter.
-from My Diary