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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Two Kinds of Pride

Bloated pride and pride that fasts
Opposites in kind
Opposite in effect
I have seen one fuel a war
I have seen the other cultivate peace
The curse of the first is hidden beneath bombast
The blessings of the second are hidden beneath humility
The power of the first is self-promotion
The power of the second is self-denial
The fruit of the first is decay
The fruit of the second is growth
One is darkness camouflaged in light
The other is light camouflaged in darkness
One delights in weakness misconstrued as strength
The other delights in strength misconstrued as weakness
One day— I’m sure of it—
Delusions will be upended by reality
And tawdry substitutes replaced by the real deal.

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