Francis Duggan


Pride - Poem by Francis Duggan

Behind the facade of our big egos we constantly do hide
And pride of five letters is only that just pride
And some will even tell you pride comes before a fall
From life we have been learning from before we learned to crawl,
The thing we refer to as pride not easily understood
A little pride is necessary but too much pride not good
Pride can lead to big egos and snobbish self conceit
A truly humble person is one you don't often meet
The self opinionated and self conceited never known to be rare
Those who promote their egos in the bigger World out there
From the seeds of a big ego success is often grown
A humble quiet achiever is one I have not known
A little pride is necessary and self esteem okay
But too much pride can lead to arrogance and that seems sad to say.


Comments about Pride by Francis Duggan

  • Prabir Gayen (7/11/2019 10:29:00 PM)

    A little pride is necessary and self esteem okay
    But too much pride can lead to arrogance and that seems sad to say.
    ..... beautiful
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  • Drtony Brahmin (11/9/2018 6:45:00 PM)

    A little pride is necessary but too much pride not good
    Pride can lead to big egos and snobbish self conceit.....what a great truth dear poet.... you have depicted here.
    marvelous. all should read your poems. thank u. tony
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  • Stan Rodriguez (5/19/2018 7:32:00 PM)

    Nicely put – enjoyed your poem very much. (Report)Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (3/9/2016 12:48:00 AM)

    Very true, Poignant work. (Report)Reply

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  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (11/19/2015 5:49:00 AM)

    Much pride can lead to arrogance and that seems sad to say, fantastic.
    Kindly go through poems onloneliness, dreams, society
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  • Kelly Kurt (3/24/2015 3:57:00 PM)

    An insightful work. Thank you (Report)Reply

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  • Heather Wilkins (11/24/2014 8:29:00 PM)

    aking pride in one self is good ego sometimes is not so good nice write (Report)Reply

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  • (1/8/2013 3:15:00 PM)

    I like how you have defined both aspects of pride, the good and the bad. Showing that balance is what we need. Not just with pride but everything in our lives. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, July 13, 2008



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