Just Call it Pride

There was a month dedicated

Out of the year

For pride.

 

Proud were the men and women

That they wanted to celebrate their pride.

They were proud to be thieves.

They were proud to be murderers.

They were proud to break.

They were proud to falsely accuse and put people in prison.

They were proud to shut up good men, so they could not speak.

 

Proud they were, and had a whole month to be proud.

They were proud of their mediocre talents.

They were proud of diminishing the skilled man’s work

With works of inferiority.

And they were proud that the inferior work could not be displayed.

 

They were proud, yes, so proud,

That they had their parades

And walked down the streets, singing their melodies

Celebrating their pride.

They were proud to have wooed lovers

They were proud to have their sin exposed to the world

So the world could praise them.

They were proud to be bitter, and angry

And they were proud to speak to the humble man’s hurt.

They were even proud that they owned animals.

They were proud that they had money to feed their children.

They were proud to have husbands and wives.

They were proud that they could divorce

And destroy.

They were proud, their children groaning and confused.

Their aggressive animal licking the face of the good man in their cabins.

They were proud…

 

Proud.

And for a whole month

Everyone celebrated pride.

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