Pride | Teen Ink


February 16, 2010
By Denmark DIAMOND, Sacramento, California
Denmark DIAMOND, Sacramento, California
53 articles 55 photos 111 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Our Deepest Fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"

This young man you deem with excessive pride
--Stands as a statue in your dark distasteful hall
Therefore, why curse him and why should he hide
--This expanding gift conceived from chosen call
Telling him “be the very best you can be
--And reveal unto the world naught of shame”
But shall this be what you cannot bear to see
--Or perhaps belittle his hard-worked fame
I once knew a man whom alone bravely fought
--For these skills upon him deservingly bestowed
These soldiers’s blood with knowledge he sought
--Within the pumping veins of his mind now flowed
So now you lay him within the pages of your story
---That solemnly tells of this man with excessive pride
Whom you contended to take away all self-made glory
---For your conformist rules never did he abide

The author's comments:
Never burn like a candle when you can burn like the sun. You can never burn too brightly.

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