Stubbed Toe Pride

Pride and stubbed toes often go together in the most unlikely but problematic combinations.

The Roseland Theatre - The Pride of the Lion's Roar

Stubbed Toe Pride
by Michael Romani

With all the stubbed toes aside
It's hard to run when filled with pride
Strong words said as accusations fly
Puzzled murmurs choked down in reply

Life's challenges breed broken hearts
Parsing the feelings where logic departs
Verbal fisticuffs plunge in strong correction
But, far too often in the wrong direction

Levity is needed for us to learn
All the little things we need to discover
Happy isn't the word for this invitation
With its too many moments of disclination

At the end of the day, we're covered in dust
Working hard for our share as we must
All the little things remembered in detail
As our heartbreaks strain to reveal

The photographs filed in trouble memory
Questioning the peace and hope of eternity
As we remembered all the loved ones lost
And wonder how we'll ever bear the cost

(c) November 13, 2018  Michael Romani
All Rights Reserved

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