! ! P R I D E Poem by Rema Prasanaa

! ! P R I D E

Rating: 3.4

Pride and armor
of a lineage, a perception
cautions and lifts inner to a
lessons on its rule book
taught not to run back...
but fight back with dignity...
that is pride...
precursors wrote in regal ink
a kind of aura it transpires
a blend and its majestic ensemble
imprinted on a realm...
laurels from a bastion
a difference of a shield so strong..
royal drapes and its layers
vanished on sheets of democracy
but the blood veins carries
a blend...that holds power...
power to fight back with dignity
not to run back on tribulations..
not to fear back on defeats...
A circlet cosseted by ethnicity
on all odds and not to panic
on ordeals or die like a coward....
great grand mother scribbled before death
“Pride is not mind’s arrogance....
pride is mind’s power to hold self
on a revered and meaningful

Kesav Easwaran 16 July 2008

pride is inner strength...arrogance out word weakness...a well written poem on a selected theme 10

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premji premji 15 July 2008

Remaji, you said it. what a wonderful poem *10*

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Ramesh T A 12 July 2008

Indeed courage never fails though called as Pride later by others!

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Vidyadhar Durgekar 12 July 2008

Anything in proportion is good.even pride A very deep message in poetic form..........

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Ian Bowen 11 July 2008

Excellent piece of writing. Ian

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Indira Renganathan 22 July 2008

You have very clearly penned it Rema.congratulations

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Raj Nandy 20 July 2008

Yes Reema, you have mentioned the different facets of Pride, and in the last few lines its positive aspect which keeps it on a pedestal; -being opposite of that Pride which goes before a fall! Well conceived! -Raj Nandy

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Sathyanarayana M V S 20 July 2008

a wonderful composition! This is what poets are capable of.....analising pride to new vistas

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Abha Sharma 19 July 2008

Pride the truth behind survival…not just existence but actual living…nicely penned Abha

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Onelia Avelar 17 July 2008

Well composed ode to the pride, often accused to be a vice, you r poem rehabilitate the worth and merit of the pride actually

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