Daily Prompt – Proud – Poem / Poetry – A Double Edged Sword

Daily Prompt – Proud
by Michelle W. on February 15, 2013

“When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you?”

My parents are very proud of me, particularly my Dad who says it all the time.


[Alicia Keys – Where Do We Go From Here?]

*tumbleweed blows past*

Ummmmm.

There must be something I can do….what’s inspiring? I know, food!

Pickles? Pizza? Pizza Pizza Pizza Pie? Something beginning with P, maybe not food.

Portraits? (Nope, I can’t even draw stick men correctly)

Poe? (Not today Edgar)

…..Wait, something is coming through………hello? Ah yes………..

Poem!

Yes that’s what I will do! Thank you kindly ‘Ole Betsy (me muse).

 

A Double Edged Sword (by David Ellis)

Pride can be a sword
That can stab you in the back
Don’t be the one
To take the fall
If confidence is what you lack

Hate can be a mistake
A jealous enemy you can forsake
Consumed by evil
You derail your goals
Hampering any progress you make

Be proud of yourself
Focus on all your achievements
Look at how far
That you have come
The lives touched now have purpose

Face your fears
Your mind is now crystal clear
An ocean of serene calm
Where once was a storm
Now you’re the pilot and the bombardier

Asking for help
Is not a weakness
And neither is
Helping others

So wear your proudness
On your sleeves
And remember
To inspire others
As they have done for you

A perfect circle
That makes us all complete
No need to compete
No need for anger, fear, loathing
Just love and peace

And for those who want a little bit more cream cheese for their pie, how about this first:-


[Greenback Boogie – Ima Robot]

and then after listening to that amazing song, why not sample some other views of fellow bloggers on what being proud means to them, take it away my friends:-

1. Daily Prompt: Proud | Phenomenal Lass
2. Pride « Q the Adult
3. Daily Post: Proud | tel-uh-vizh-uh-ner-ee
4. Daily Prompt: Proud « prettywitgla33es
5. DP: Proud « thelissachronicles
6. Daily Prompt: Proud … Thank you kind Sir | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34
7. Loud and Proud | بيسان
8. Daily Prompt: Proud | Reviewer Rose
9. Small steps: proud of the progress! | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
10. Proud as punch | Random Encounters of an Inquisitive Mind
11. No, not so much… | Hope* the happy hugger
12. Could Never Figure Out Why Mary Was Proud? | The Jittery Goat
13. This Will Be a Short Post | Sorta Ginger: Ramblings of a Quasi-Redhead
14. Are you proud of me? | Stuphblog
15. Daily Prompt: Proud « Mama Bear Musings
16. Proud | Liquid Matthew’s Development Blog
17. Daily Prompt: Someone told me they were proud of me | My Blog
18. eye of a needle stuff | thematticuskingdom
19. This Time | Mind of a Mouse
20. I Know They’re Not Proud Of Me « pierceeff
21. Just a Minute Ago. « ayimas
22. Daily Prompt: Proud « Find Your Way
23. Daily Prompt: Proud 15th February 2013 « ittikorn1994
24. Daily Prompt: Proud « Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
25. Daily Prompt: Proud | LooknWalk
26. Daily Prompt: Pride and Prejudice « One Starving Activist
27. Proud | dandelion punch
28. Daily Prompt: Proud « From the C-Sweet
29. Proud | The Cutter Rambles
30. Daily Prompt: ProudWhen was the last time someone told you they were proud of you? My step sister, yesterday, just this past Valentines Day said she was proud of me. I told her that I had managed to shed a few stubborn ozs. that had been stuck on me like
31. Daily Prompt: Proud, Pride Comes Before a Fall. « Lines by Linda
32. A Feeling of Acomplishment | Shadoza: In My World
33. Daily Prompt: Proud « DiaryCube
34. Proud | The Nameless One
35. Simple genuine pride « Sheep in a basket
36. Estoy orgulloso de ti. « Soy Tan Feliz Que Me Cortaría Las Venas
37. “When was the last time someone told you they were proud of you?” | Visible to the Naked Eye
38. Daily Prompt: Proud « A Western Buddhist’s Travels
39. Proud « I’m Afraid Of The Dark
40. Not those exact words, but close enough. « Living in Maine
41. Not often….. Proud | Kansa Muse on Micro Farming and More
42. Daily Prompt: Proud | nevercryoverspilledmilk
43. Pride | A Sign Of Life
44. Suvi Koponen – The Model « My thought exactly…!
45. Daily Prompt: Proud | Waggingmytale’s Blog
46. DP: Echos of the Past | Common Chapters: life changes
47. Daily Prompt: Proud « Advocacine’s Blog
48. Daily Prompt: Proud | The Road to Published
49. Daily Prompt: Proud | Daddy’s Naughty Little Girl
50. Daily Prompt: Proud | The Wondering College Student
51. I did it! « theloneshewolf
52. Daily Prompt ~ Be Proud of Yourself | Misifusa’s Blog

3 thoughts on “Daily Prompt – Proud – Poem / Poetry – A Double Edged Sword

  1. Pingback: Daily Prompt: Proud … Thank you kind Sir | Fasting, Food and other musings by determined34

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