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Robert Davidson

 I grew spiritually fat living off the souls of men.
If I saw a soul that was strong I wounded its pride and devoured its strength.
The shelters of friendship knew my cunning, For where I could steal a friend I did so.
And wherever I could enlarge my power By undermining ambition, I did so, Thus to make smooth my own.
And to triumph over other souls, Just to assert and prove my superior strength, Was with me a delight, The keen exhilaration of soul gymnastics.
Devouring souls, I should have lived forever.
But their undigested remains bred in me a deadly nephritis, With fear, restlessness, sinking spirits, Hatred, suspicion, vision disturbed.
I collapsed at last with a shriek.
Remember the acorn; It does not devour other acorns.

by Edgar Lee Masters
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