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Wise Elephant 🐘

I shrink.
More room to think
when I’m the elephant in the room no longer.
Much stronger,
those roots and that trunk.
I shrunk
my ego into the size of a 1 by 1 Lego block.
It still hurts my sole to step on it, but that won’t last.
A smaller ego serves as the soul’s teacher.
And if I’m an elephant in the room now, it’s a wise one.


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Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

6 thoughts on “Wise Elephant 🐘

  1. Wow. You truly have a gift with the way you manipulate your words. It’s my opinion that the wise elephant owns the room without saying a thing! I’m looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Here is an excerpt from one of my pieces from my eBook of poetry:

    Ocean like calmness exudes when you release inner conflict.
    And replace complacent based logic with a replenished conscious…
    Filled with thoughts of promise and ideals of never stopping.
    Set goals…Conquer…Then move on to the next conquest.
    Limits should never be mentioned when seeking progress.
    Deterrents can cause rifts but important to remain confident.
    Always have a vision. What you see is what you can get.
    Never claim to lack the depth to aspire for great accomplishments…
    Potentials can produce wonders when we learn to harness them.
    Never hesitate to move by the beat of your own drum.
    Seize more than the moment…
    Embrace greatness and strive to shatter the laws of complacency.
    A wise man once told me…
    “Nothing Comes to a Sleeper But a Dream.”

    Thanks again for sharing! I hope you get a chance to follow me:

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