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Hubris

Certain men have risen to claim dominance over society, Their actions attest to barren depths of indifference, Caring not that those who are unable to fight back Are trodden beneath the heavy boots of oppression; Artistry, vision unrecognized by these ruthless men Allowing the best of creation to fall unrealized; Blindness reflected in the aperture of willfulness, They fail to realize the key to their survival Depends upon those they seek to trample. Denying the nuance of eternal life, Disbelieving warnings that their war-filled saga Lacks the grace of God’s perfect blessing, Their hubris knows no bounds, Their proclivity for power overriding any doubt. With no one possessing the temerity to question their authority They flourish in shallow praise, unable to comprehend They bring about their own self-inflicted death As disease eats away the marrow of their existence. Unmourned, unheeded they shall pass away Forgotten, unremarkable as they die an ignoble death. 11/19/18

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Date: 12/2/2018 9:31:00 AM
Deb, I enjoyed reading and great way of the use of the 8 words , nicely done.. Congratulations on your 1st place win.
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Date: 11/28/2018 3:35:00 PM
Congratulations on your well-earned win with this excellent write, Deb!
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Date: 11/28/2018 7:20:00 AM
Epic piece! Congratulations on your top win Deb, xomo!
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Date: 11/28/2018 6:55:00 AM
Back with congrats on your FIRST PLACE win, Deb..well deserved.
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Date: 11/27/2018 8:05:00 PM
Sincere congratulations on your win in John's 8-word contest, Deb - this was not an easy challenge, but very rewarding, I think. Blessings to you and yours for a wonderful holiday season! :-) <3
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:44:00 AM
Thank you, Gregory. It was a challenge and as you say, also quite rewarding to fit this fine set of words into a poem. I find inspiration from contests such as these. Sincere congratulations to you as well. Your poem was beautiful.
Date: 11/27/2018 5:30:00 PM
Congrats! on your win my friend...excellent entry deb...love & light...^WW^
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:42:00 AM
Thanks so much for your supportive comment. It means a great deal coming from a poet I much admire.
Date: 11/27/2018 4:46:00 PM
This is absolutely wonderful poetry, a strong message, and a seemingly effortless use of the subscribed vocabulary. Congratulations,Deb!
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:40:00 AM
Thank you, Wendy. Your comment is very welcome and I appreciate you.
Date: 11/27/2018 4:29:00 PM
This is excellent Deb, just what I was hoping for, congrats on a fine shared win!
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:34:00 AM
Thank you so much, John. I'm very honored to be among the winners in this thought-provoking contest. It was great fun to write for this one. Deb
Date: 11/20/2018 6:43:00 AM
The intensity of your words convey a splendid message..power, arrogance, disregard ..will cause their fall..just as you ending lines suggest. Well done, Deb.
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Date: 11/28/2018 8:40:00 AM
Hi, Vijay. Thanks for this comment. You read exactly what I was hoping to say. Vanity comes always before the fall. If history teaches us nothing else, it is this. Deb