Pride

Behind the facade of our big egos we constantly do hide
And pride of five letters is only that just pride
And some will even tell you pride comes before a fall
From life we have been learning from before we learned to crawl,
The thing we refer to as pride not easily understood
A little pride is necessary but too much pride not good
Pride can lead to big egos and snobbish self conceit
A truly humble person is one you don't often meet
The self opinionated and self conceited never known to be rare
Those who promote their egos in the bigger World out there
From the seeds of a big ego success is often grown
A humble quiet achiever is one I have not known
A little pride is necessary and self esteem okay
But too much pride can lead to arrogance and that seems sad to say.

by Francis Duggan

Comments (35)

I am a dove. You recognize the hawk. You offer an olive branch. I feel the thorns. You bleed. I see crocodile tears. I withdraw. You reel from the impact. great 10++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ my FAV poem
A great poem that works as a mirror to us. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks for sharing.
When love grows cold, conversations become heated... I agree with an earlier comment, we all see ourselves in this poem. Well written.
Confrontations aired in this thought provoking poem displays growing intolerance, particularly in gen next, most probably under growing influence of materialism and erosion of values both at home and social fronts. A well deserved modern poem of the Day. Congrats.
I am a dove. You recognize the hawk. You offer an olive branch. I feel the thorns.
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