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When You Let Pride In

Past Memories

Past Memories

Dwelling in my thoughts

reminiscing from the past;

sure can rewrite my future

while I cant rewrite my past.

Parents holding onto resentment

while I change my mindset and walk in a different direction;

I can't help but question their actions,

I don’t want pride to ruin my chances for a better life.

Why let pride decide my path?

Praying I never fall into this temptation of pointing fingers,

dwelling in the past, letting this affect my soul.

I see so much hurt in their lives,

letting this become a metal strain

while pride keeps roaming around in their heads ;

causing irritable behavior that I pray won’t hinder them forever.

This inspired a fire in me to never let past failures consume my chances

to live a happy life, full of blessings from above.


Samantha Stoerkel (author) from Miami on May 12, 2020:

That means so much! I'm glad to hear feedback!

Lorna Lamon on May 12, 2020:

So many truths within these lines Samantha. Stubborn pride can blind us to what is truly important in life. Unfortunately it keeps us stuck in the same place, never moving forward, never really living life to the full. I enjoyed this thought provoking poem.

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