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Pride vs Self-Esteem

Humility is not humiliating
It is the letting go of pride

Self-esteem flows solely internalized
Pride rides duplicitous
Similarly internal
but twisted with a superficial slant
When the id is puffed up with pride
it greedily strokes the ego
Until coming
Apart at the seems

Self-esteem builds confidence
while pride leads to arrogance
Pride spins a feedback loop
that suffers from gluttonous envy
The more it feasts the fatter pride grows
then craves praise even more
to feed it's repetitious addiction

Self-Esteem is everything!
It fills us with a healthy dose of confidence
providing tools for personal success
Pride thirsts for more than just deserts
wanting others to fail, to have less
while saturating the porous ego
'til drowning in narcissistic reflection
satisfying feelings for oneself
Nurturing a necessity
to keep others lingering
on lower rungs of the ladder
to satiate the greed of the bottomless id
 
Building self-assurance while learning
the difference between pride and self-esteem
is essential to let it go
Because
Self Esteem is everything!
 
The foundation on which to grow
Planting the seeds within
To battle the weeds of hatred
constructing self-esteem
 
Suffocating arrogance
Sprouting empathy and acceptance
Rejecting fear, greed and pride
While embracing  
Confidence born from pure esteem
Where Charity is not a business run for profit
Humility is the Meekness that inherits the world
 
Poetryman
Written by Poetryman
Published | Edited 3rd Dec 2019
Author's Note
Self-esteem is everything!
deepundergroundpoetry.com/poems/207361-pride-is-1-seed/
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