Below is the poem entitled The Balance of Pride which was written by poet
Robinson. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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I toy with that deadly gravity that we know to be Pride.
Trying to use it just enough to be me
Without allowing it to become the idol of life,
The driving force of a dark tide.
I use it to better myself without looking down on others.
To reach my goals, for Pride turns dreams
Into realities that should be reached responsibly
For the surrounding competition is comprised of sisters and brothers.
We all have our own battle with Pride, some doing well.
Others, not so well.
And, so, we find ourselves living the life of a fluctuating
Battle of energies. Pride. The energy unquelled.
“Pride goeth before destruction and an haughty spirit before a fall”
To be led by Pride is head to failure.
To be sucked in by that black hole of ignorance
Where we become nothing, believing we’re walking tall.
The amazing artwork of deceit, it’s important to see Pride for what it is.
To know Pride is to understand Pride
To understand Pride is to control Pride
To control Pride is to live with your eyes open and see Pride for what it is.
Therein lies the Balance of Pride.