Pride


artwork by Jack Vettriano


























Gazing out
Undetectably tortured eyes
For one glimpse of you
As I maintain my front
Too vain to consider
How you really feel
I await your return
Endlessly


Dana



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20 comments:

  1. Pride can be so damaging and if there is no understanding, there will never be any compromise either. How sad. Lovely capture in those few words.

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    1. Yes it can be... it's a very dangerous thing if misused. Thank you for stopping by!

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  2. endlessly...i like the word. pride can keep people apart ~

    lovely share ~

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    1. I had another word there when I first wrote it, but it just didn't seem right. I finally came up with endlessly and knew that it was perfect. Thanks Heaven for stopping by!

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  3. The disappointment is very vivid in this poem, Dana. I related to the 'tortured eyes' visual. Thank you for sharing this. =D

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    1. Thats exactly what I wanted to convey... a hidden disappointment, hurt. I appreciate you stopping by to read!

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  4. Thoughts of Pride and Prejudice...

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    1. Yes... it does go there doesn't it! Thanks for a wonderful prompt Tess and coming by to read.

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    1. Yes it can. If taken for granted, misused... it can be such a bad thing.

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  6. sometimes we just want to deny it...to face it would surely be dangerous...the truth often is....

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    1. Yes... it's not good to do so, but we often do.Thanks Brian for coming to visit.

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  7. Tortured eyes and endless waiting - so sad. Captures the picture.

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    1. She just seemed like she was waiting/watching for something, the way she was gazing out the window.I appreciate you stopping by to read!

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  8. I'm remembering what my mother told me about vanity going before the fall ~~ she was right. Nice writing.

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    1. Thanks Helen for sharing your moms words and stopping by to read!

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  9. ...and I fear she will, wait forever.

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  10. Thanks everyone! I appreciate your comments.

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