Pride – Decima

Rebelliousness will find its fall.
Self-righteousness will show the way
deceived deceivers go astray.
They think they’ve won, but lost it all.

On wayward paths some hear His call
and follow giving up their pride.
The faithless seek a place to hide.
The leaves descend upon the land
and snowy winter takes a stand.
The warmth’s for those who went inside.

Ronovan Hester offers the rhyme word “pride” to be used in a C line of a decima having rhyme pattern ABBAACCDDC for this week’s challenge.

Ronovan's Decima Poetry Challenge Image
Ronovan’s Decima Poetry Challenge Image
Dam 1 Forest Preserve Trail
Dam 1 Forest Preserve Trail

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

16 thoughts on “Pride – Decima”

  1. Brilliant beautiful poem with deep meaning and message. It felt very affirming to read.
    Pragalbha Doshi is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    The warmth’s for those who went inside – absolutely loved this!

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  2. Such an accurate description of rebels: “They think they’ve won, but lost it all.”
    So many in deep rebellious sins think they won but there will be consequences; sobering

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