Humility and Humiliation

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Poem about the differences of humility and humiliation

Submitted: July 30, 2012

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Humility and Humiliation

Are first cousins of a sort.

When they roll off my tongue,

They seem identical twins, or

If not siblings

At least share some common ancestry.

But after they flee my mouth,

The resemblance ends.

 

Humiliation is designed by others

Their words twist, morph, bend, break.

Until the face I see,

When I look in the mirror,

No longer belongs to me.

 

Humility, however,

Comes from within.

No tongue can give it life,

Not even my own.

 

Humility is an acceptance,

Not a rejection,

Of who I am,

Who I am not.

 

To be

Humble,

Is to simply

Be. 


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