The Deceitful Fruit of Pride


Proverbs 11:2

When pride comes then comes dishonor, but with the humble is wisdom.


When it all fell apart nobody knew

‘cause he kept it hidden from view

self assured that he could go alone

he white-knuckled his burden for his own


she had everything under control

with everything necessary to reach her goal

she did the work with no assistance

propelling herself with inner persistance


they tried to keep a lid on what took place

in order that they both might save face

but it’s impossible to resist the tide

when one’s motivations are pride


hidden shame and self assurance are surely dead giveaways

for they are not controlled but they have their own ways

no refuge do they offer so truth comes outside

and all that’s left is dishonor the deceitful fruit of pride