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Pride (OK - a serious poem - I can't be light hearted all the time!)

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LngJhnAg
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0 posted 07-30-99 03:25 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for LngJhnAg

"Pride should bow to humility."
Worthless advice, given free.
For, pride earned, from labor's task,
Allows belief that you don't lack
The gift to lift up your soul
Above selfdenial and control,
And bring yourself from darkest night,
Into the promise of daylight.

"Pride cometh soon before the fall."
A proverb familiar to us all.
But pride, earned, ignites the spark,
That drives us to deny the dark,
And reach out with extended hand,
To grasp hope, and perchance,
To lift another's heart to see,
That love bought with love is given free.

Pride is often laid to blame,
To hold us back from the flame,
That burns unslaked from deep within,
That illuminates where we've been,
Who we are, what we're giving,
Why we strive, how we're living,
Who we touch, and who we love,
And why we can never give enough.

So,

When you've reached in and brought out,
Your given talent, despite your doubt,
And touched the world around you there,
Giving hope and love within your sphere,
You've sung the song you were meant to play,
Uniting in harmony all that God made.

In a world burning to be free of pain...
You are the fire; your pride its flame.

[This message has been edited by LngJhnAg (edited 07-30-99).]
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Lorelei54
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1 posted 07-30-99 03:28 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

You are in fine form my love..always outdoing yourself...(and even with a few beers) ...I love the way your mind runs so deep when you write.
LngJhnAg
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2 posted 07-30-99 03:31 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

smooches for my Lorelei!
blueloon
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3 posted 07-30-99 03:35 PM       View Profile for blueloon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for blueloon

Sir John,
Tapping the keys like it's no big deal,
A chilling parellel to how I feel,
My heart I think you do steal.

Blueloon
LngJhnAg
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4 posted 07-30-99 03:40 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Loon,

If I've stolen your heart from you,
I hope that isn't why you're "Blue."
And I hope, too, you realize,
Lil Lorelei will scratch out my eyes!

Thank you for your compliments - I need those because I am a mere man.
Lorelei54
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5 posted 07-30-99 03:44 PM       View Profile for Lorelei54   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Lorelei54

why LJA,you make me out to be a serious wife, I like your eyes hun, the better to tempt you with...LOL
hoot_owl_rn
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6 posted 07-30-99 03:53 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Long John,
This is a delightful surprise from you. I enjoyed seeing a serious nature athough the other side makes me laugh. Well done!


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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
LngJhnAg
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7 posted 07-30-99 04:28 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Hootessa

Thank you for your compliment. You must have missed a lot of my earliest work posted in here, which was serious, such as Seasons of Whispers, or the teary poem for romantic gardeners.
Cobra
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8 posted 07-30-99 04:39 PM       View Profile for Cobra   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cobra

5 words... HOW DO YOU DO IT!! I really like your poems.

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Cammie
LngJhnAg
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9 posted 07-30-99 04:52 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Cammie

Thank you for those very nice words - How do I do it? I do it the same way you can do it - I look inside, rummage around for awhile, think of the wonderful people I know, the mistakes I've made, and then I synthesize like crazy! Look inside your soul, where your poet yearns, and write, Cammie, write. Each poem teaches you how to be better. So teach, Cammie, teach. Each new idea enriches you and the world. So, pay me money, Cammie, money - lol. Well, you get the idea.
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10 posted 07-30-99 05:03 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I REFUSE to acknowledge poems that are better than mine. I'm not even here!


(Psst!....well done, John)
LngJhnAg
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11 posted 07-30-99 05:09 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

'Deer

A compliment from you is worth more than gold. Thank you.
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12 posted 07-30-99 05:21 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Ahoy, sailor! Excellent work!

(Oh, dear heavens, what have I done???? Given a compliment... and on a Friday afternoon at that? He'll have all weekend to gloat! *G*)
Kitty**
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13 posted 07-30-99 05:50 PM       View Profile for Kitty**   Email Kitty**   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Kitty**'s Home Page   View IP for Kitty**

Yeah...you're good, you're good!!! ;-)
Just tossed all my pride out the window.
This was surley some deep thought!
I loved it!
LngJhnAg
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14 posted 07-30-99 08:07 PM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Little Kitty - if you tossed your pride out the window, then you just go right outside and bring it back in (tapping foot expectantly)... err, ahh, but before you do...

Now that you've tossed your pride away,
And have no more self respect,
Give me your address so that I may
Take advantage of your neglect.

(heh heh heh)
Sally S.
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15 posted 07-30-99 08:42 PM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

What can I say....This was excellent. I too, have enjoyed your humor in your other works ....this is very good, LJA...

(Hmmmm..I can now almost over-look the cooked kitty with spam remark..LOL)

[This message has been edited by Sally S. (edited 07-30-99).]
VirginLady
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16 posted 07-30-99 08:58 PM       View Profile for VirginLady   Email VirginLady   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for VirginLady

Sir...The pleasure of this curtsey is all mine!

HUGS

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Rainbows are special!

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17 posted 02-19-2011 09:31 PM       View Profile for Alison   Email Alison   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alison

Oh man.  I love this poem.  I love going back in time and reading poetry from those who were here and shared years ago.

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