Prideful Pricks

 

Prideful Pricks

©Jeanne E Webster — All rights reserved

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A thorn in the flesh is healthier

Than a clot of pride in the heart.

A thorn will prick your attention;

Pride vainly numbs your smarts.

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A thorn seeks immediate care

To purge the prick of its pain.

Pride probes for its pacifier,

Suavely sucking its own gain.

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How quickly we yank the thorn;

It is most troublesome at best.

We leave fleshly plump Pride

Feathering and fluffing its nest.

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Thorns set off many red flags,

Panic buttons and alarms;

Pride smugly veils its soul

Concealing its ways of harm.

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Give me a thorn any old day,

Within my flesh or without;

I’ll rid it of its harmful deed

And quickly give it a shout!

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But Pride, O me, O my, I cry!

Is a need I must have for sure.

Please spare me just a little bit.

How else will “I” ever endure?!

 

2 comments on “Prideful Pricks

  1. LightWriters says:

    ooo-ooch!! (that smarts/hurts!!) We all battle this old enemy that tries to keep us from dying to our old enemy – ‘self’ — thank you, Jeanne!

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