Shards of Pride – (“Pride goeth before a fall”)

*Pride is emphatically treated as the

antithesis of Love.

It is also the longest distance between



He wears a shroud of pride- high level

of self gratification and perception that

he is always right.

Claiming absolute mastery over himself.

Concealing his weaknesses with pride’s

grin as a pathetic relic of insanity.


He speaks with a condescending

eloquence, reveling in himself with an

exalting form of self expression.

Quick to defend himself even when he

knows that he is wrong, having minions

cheer him on because he knows that they

are only inflaming his already enlarged ego.


He reeks of pride- ignoring the stench

that exists in his twisted mind.

Openly displaying personal perception of

insanity as pride squanders what he desires

most. “I” becomes more important than

“we” in a self created rich singularity.

Generating vanity and humility like a

historical Greek tragedy.


He is adamant to reason, trashes other

opinions and hides behind a glass wall

thinking that he knows enough and is

better than everyone else.

His pride is engulfed in the theory that

emotional fury will defeat his enemy.

So, he invests in a barrage of feelings-

burning his soul with fueled words as

his pride soars and cinders darken his

eyes of understanding, brewing snobbish

self conceit leading to arrogance.


Shards of pride lay shattered on his bed.

Love grows when a man is dying.

He wallows in loneliness, self pity and regret-

munching chords of broken bridges as his

guffaw is suddenly silenced in pride’s

casket of humiliation.

Pride kills a man before he truly dies.


You won’t get fat if you swallow your pride!


©FloetryC 2016



“Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.

A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinions of

Ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us.”

Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice.


“It is better to lose your pride with someone you love rather than to lose that someone you

love with your useless pride.”

John Ruskin.



Author: AfroetryC

I am an African woman and a mother to a precious little angel. I love to use the term "Afro-floetic Queen" mostly to describe my poetry and my roots. I love, soul music and inspirational bits of knowledge to offer advice and counseling to those who need it. I can be very witty, straight forward but fun. Ha. ha... A colorful perception of the world - expressed in my poetry. I want to inspire people with my Poetry...give them hope, while also advising them. Life is a learning process and i am happy when one of my pieces directly affects or inspires one of my readers. Let's take a detour around experience, and let me fill your minds with sweet poetic juices.... Note: Just changed my user name from FloetryC to AfroetryC because the latter is more personal and describes my Spoken Word Poetry better.

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