Treasure Island

Sylvia Chidi


This pride of mine

Is it my absurd pride,
Which countenanced you to take off and run?

Is it my rainbow pride,
Which made you flee to the searing sun?

I beg of you
Stop! Think twice
A little pride is better than nice.
That is a saying plausibly far from wise!

If your love could fall once more out of the sky
This pride of mine I throw out amply to the sea
I tell no lie and I speak no lies
This pride of mine, I’ll give to another for free

For years and years
I have chewed over on my pride
Crying out inside beclouded tears
Our love went down with a dingy backslide

But! But!
This pride of mine was too blind to see
Sometimes it draws out the beauty in me
Sometimes it sheds out the ugly in me
Like leaves falling off once a blossoming tree

This pride of mine
Needs to resign

This pride of mine
Isn’t sweeter than wine

But! But!
If your love could fall once more out of the sky
This pride of mine I throw out amply to the sea
I promise to be humble, humble and humble
For upon your type of love I may never stumble!

Copyright 2006 - Sylvia Chidi

Submitted: Sunday, May 07, 2006
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