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Path of Pride

Path of Pride Life is filled with daily choices, some are easy, others not. Discernment used between the voices convict emotional endings sought. Feelings fueled by poisoned passion, traits we often try to hide. Anger, bitterness, in-compassion, worst of all, our stubborn pride. A lethal weapon in its right, strong as steel and double edged. Uncontrolled yet gripped so tight, securely in our way it's wedged. It cuts a path before our steps, moving forward like a dredge. It builds us up and knocks us down and often leaves us on a ledge. The fuel of pride will drive our ways, leave us lost or give us gain. We choose to let it fill our days with joy and sadness, pleasure and pain. A story's all we leave behind, tailings high on either side. Lift your eyes and choose your way as you cut your path with pride. -Jeannie Minor

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 12/14/2015 3:29:00 PM
too much pride is indeed a sin....but you gotta have some if you want to win....I have so much that it makes me stubborn in my ways....but I don't judge others or frown on the Lives they display....because I can only be what I think of me....because there is nothing else that can define my identity....such an inspiring write Jeannie....;)
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 12/14/2015 7:12:00 PM
OK... I got me some pride...sometimes it's hard to hide...when it's enough to make you choke...you're just a sucker and a joke...agreed?
Date: 12/14/2015 8:37:00 AM
Splendid abab rhyming and perfect cadence. There are so many superb phrases I find it hard to pick one, so I'll pick 'em all! Well done Jeannie!! Best wishes, Keith
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 12/14/2015 8:41:00 AM
Thank you, Keith. Nice to hear from you again.
Date: 12/13/2015 11:37:00 PM
Very well penned poem. Yes pride can be a powerful weapon but it can be used against us. Love the tread carefully message in the last stanza.
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 12/14/2015 7:52:00 AM
Cool Avatar!
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Jeannie Amos
Date: 12/14/2015 7:51:00 AM
Thank you, Mark. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the visit.