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Horse Named Pride

I rode high up in the saddle, on a prancing horse known as Pride. Outside beaming with confidence, but empty and shaken inside. An old wise man once told me, it was a long time ago. You have to walk a dusty trail, before you're white as snow. Waded out in the muddy waters, I got down deep to save my soul. Left my high horse in the pasture, leaving Pride has made me whole. 12/30/21

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Date: 7/29/2022 2:43:00 PM
I enjoyed the read Wren. My take on your wise words? - Pride comes before a fall. Best not to be too over- confident. I'm sure there's much more too so I'm off to read it again. Cheers - Gary
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Date: 7/27/2022 1:22:00 PM
Dear Wren, your thought provoking poem is deep and rich in both wisdom and imagery. Your artistry shines with metaphorical beauty, my friend. Congratulations for your excellent win in Mark’s contest. Warmest wishes.. ~Susan
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Date: 7/27/2022 11:59:00 AM
Hi, Wren. Your three-stanza rhyme belongs in the category "truths that live in words"! Connie said it best: "Simply brilliant!" This is a Fave poem for me. Congratulations on your win on Mile 9 of my 2022 Poetry Marathon Contest. Keep your running shoes on, because Mile 10 has already started!
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Date: 1/29/2022 11:50:00 AM
Wonderful imagery. Enjoyed reading.
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Date: 1/28/2022 1:11:00 AM
Have some pride in this poem, Wren.
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Date: 1/24/2022 6:01:00 AM
The message very nicely presented.
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/24/2022 5:18:00 PM
Thank you Akham!
Date: 1/14/2022 1:15:00 PM
This is a poem so filled with wisdom. Wonderful message and so well crafted!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/15/2022 6:09:00 AM
Thank you BJ, have a wonderful weekend!
Date: 1/7/2022 12:54:00 AM
A Fave for me Wren. Simply brilliant! Congratulations on having this honored with POTD. New year blessings xxoo
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/7/2022 5:16:00 AM
Thank you Connie! Have a blessed day and a Happy New Year!
Date: 1/4/2022 7:52:00 PM
Your message of abundant pride is a trickle down the trail of realization. The description is superb and the journey is a difficult one, nicely communicated to all. Have a great New Year.
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/5/2022 5:35:00 PM
Thank you Andy and Happy New Year!
Date: 1/3/2022 7:24:00 AM
Enjoyed your poem Wren. As they say, "Pride cometh before the fall". It's a good horse to dismount as soon as one becomes aware of the illusion. Congrats on POTD, Wren Happy New Year! Bill
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/3/2022 7:35:00 AM
Thank you Bill, have a Happy New Year!
Date: 1/2/2022 9:17:00 AM
Congratulations on POTD! Faving also!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/2/2022 1:14:00 PM
Thank you Kim! Have a happy New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 9:43:00 PM
You have given a great message on the New Year day. When we ride the high horse of pride, we are likely to be kicked down at some point of time. Before that happened, you voluntarily got down and saved yourself ! Such poems should become POTD. Congratulations dear friend Wren!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/2/2022 1:15:00 PM
Than you Valsa for your kind words!
Date: 1/1/2022 9:38:00 PM
Congratulations! Wren on POTD. Outstanding write. ~ Debra
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/2/2022 1:13:00 PM
Thank you Debra!
Date: 1/1/2022 8:27:00 PM
An outstanding write! Great thoughts and loved the metaphor. Adding to my favourites. Congratulations!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/2/2022 1:13:00 PM
Thank you Rama and Have a wonderful New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 5:09:00 PM
So many in the world need to follow your advice. Your thoughts are beautiful and filled with so much truth. Congratulations Wren, on Poem of the Day. Happy New Year ! My best to you. :) Brandy
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 5:23:00 PM
Thank you Brandy for your kind words! And a Happy New Year to you and yours!
Date: 1/1/2022 4:28:00 PM
'but empty and shaking inside' -- the vulnerability of mankind so well expressed, Wren. Here's to a great 2022 for you, and congrats on the year's first POTD. ~ Gershon
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 4:54:00 PM
Thank you Gershon and Have a Happy New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 3:02:00 PM
Until today I hadn’t stumbled across your poetry… and here you are with POTD. A worthy achievement for a well written sentiment. Congratulations, Wren. Terry
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 4:53:00 PM
Thank you for visiting Terry! Have wonderful evening my friend!
Date: 1/1/2022 11:45:00 AM
Congratulations Wren on potd, old wise men must be listened to, your message is exemplary, we must not be afraid to dirty our hands in order to clean them, cheers David
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 1:31:00 PM
Thank you David for your comments! Have a wonderful New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 9:05:00 AM
Very well penned, congratulations on POTD!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 9:24:00 AM
Thank you Tania! Happy New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 8:31:00 AM
Insightful write. Congrats on potd!
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 9:23:00 AM
Thank you Karen! Have a happy and blessed New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 7:24:00 AM
Wonderful message to start the New Year!! Congrats on POTD.
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 7:50:00 AM
Thank you very much Cathy! Happy New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 7:21:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. A great message/write. "Happy New Year" Have a blessed day/year.................
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 7:48:00 AM
Thank you Paula! And you have a Happy New Year as well!
Date: 1/1/2022 7:10:00 AM
Nice poem with wisdom, congratulations on POTD, Wren.
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 7:45:00 AM
Thank you Eve! Have a blessed and Happy New Year my friend!
Date: 1/1/2022 6:37:00 AM
Wise words, beautifully penned! Congrats on POTD, Wren
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 7:44:00 AM
Thank you for your comments! Have wonderful New Year!
Date: 1/1/2022 6:17:00 AM
Excellent POTD. Congratulations Wren :)
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Wren Rushing
Date: 1/1/2022 7:40:00 AM
Thank you Heidi! Have a blessed and Happy New Year!
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