Home » Writing Portfolio » Entire Collection » A B C D-E F-G H-J K-M N-O P-Q R S T U V-Z » Greatest Hits
Pride It Was And Dignity
Pride it was and dignity
That brought me down and to my knees,
And were it simple gratitude,
I'd see temptation as a mood
That passed before it put down roots.
My thinking mind was in cahoots
With darker forces in disguise:
An angel with the devil's eyes.
A war was waged, it burned and raged
Until temptation disengaged,
And let me be alone with me.
I fought the fight, and I am free.
Once free, I crumbled up and burned
The worst of all the things I learned,
And took the good to build a life
Balancing on a sharpened knife.
© 2013 Nicholas Emeigh
Read by the Author
Part of the group "Record-A-Poem," and part of the Playlist "The Poetry of Nicholas Emeigh" which includes 40+ other poems.
Notes: This poem was originally written on Monday, October 7, 2013 and was inspired by my achievements in recovery, and this wonderful sense of self. It was also included in the Aldie Counseling Center Art & Poetry Show, held on Wednesday, October 9, 2013.
The unique works displayed on the pages herein are © 1997-2013 Nicholas Emeigh. Use is restricted.
Home | Blog | Design Portfolios | Graphic Design | Cake Design | Event Design | Writing Portfolio | Poetry | About Me | Favorite Quotes | Favorite Poems | My Mom, My Angel | More Angels | Art Portfolio | Photography | Links | Site Updates | Contact