Wednesday, April 29, 2015

PO-EMotion #29- PRIDE

April is National Poetry Month. Every year, my dear friend, and Poet Extraordinaire, Mary Lee Hahn, chooses a theme and writes a poem every day. She blogs and posts at two different places- YEAR OF READING and her fabulous new poetry blog, POETREPOSITORY.

This year's theme is PO-EMotions. Mary Lee promises, "I will write a poem a day that either evokes an emotion, or uses an emotion word in the title or body of the poem. Her list of emotions is here

Today's emotion is pride.


it's such 
a delicate balance
that constant teetering

taking pride in one's work
and being prideful

being someone's pride and joy
and being an approval monger

being proud as a peacock
and the pride that goes before a fall

bursting with pride
and having to swallow your pride

 I wish the scales 
didn't tip
quite so often. 

(C) Carol Wilcox, 2015


Carol Varsalona said...

Your poem engages the reader with its clever word weaving and paring with the scales of justice, Carol.

Carol Varsalona said...

Carol, your poem is cleverly constructed. Great word weaving paired with the scales of justice.

Mary Lee said...

I struggled with the positive and negatives of pride, too! Your scales are perfect.

Kay said...

Why, indeed do te scales tip too often? your poem cleverly captures a universal struggle.