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Pride’s Wrath

by Dave Mudford © 2023

pride is the rust of sunshine
rays of hope corrupted by its way,
love is murdered by its claim
light of beauty, drowning in dismay.

shadows curse slowly infiltrates
creeping in through expectations,
now drunk on self fulfillment
causing untold complications.

my rights blinding all compassion
directing down an ugly path,
sharing manoeuvred for my glory
beaten to a pulp by pride's wrath.

fighting harshly for my value
by neglecting another's worth
peace forgotten in the carnage
sailing headlong towards sin's birth…

love is the breath of sunshine
rays of hope enlightened by its way,
grace is embraced by its claim
light of beauty, thriving in display.

This poem was a finalist in the November 2023 poetry contest

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