Foolish Pride

Foolish Pride

A Poem by Tate Morgan

What frail creatures we men are; made from sinew, muscle and pride.




What frail creatures we men are

made from sinew, muscle and pride

Thinking we can conquer the world

for the woman who sits by our side


All is brash, gall and bravado

with such a carefree debonair

Taunting those who test our mettle

intimidating all who dare


A young man thinks himself gifted

to hold sway and folly so near

Injure his pride and you will find

that he becomes someone to fear


A man is nothing without pride

it is the food that feeds his soul

Desired respect of fellows

becomes his sole life’s aim and goal


The handsome woman of his dreams

is she that realizes this flaw

Playing to his strength and weakness

by pretending she never saw


To that woman he grants comfort

strong arms forever hold her tight

Their truth of heart is not broken

whenever she is out of sight


The reason men are unfaithful

they behave only by your side

Has little to do with temper

and everything to do with pride


If you wish for a happy home

a man who's strait forward and true

Then play host to his foolish pride

and he will be loyal to you


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Author's Note

Tate Morgan
It is almost comical to me just how naive we men are about our own weakness. So I wrote this for the women to understand what it is that drives men. For the men this is no surprise it is what men are taught from cradle to the grave.

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Most enjoyable. Simple but great wisdom. I confess I am full of P. I agree it can be a flaw, but it is also perhaps what makes us exciting, what drives us on. Cruel Life demands that we win, win, win. Maybe pride is a sort of oil in our cogs. What are we without it? As ever balance is all though. Too little and we are inert, too much and we are insufferable.

Posted 13 Years Ago

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Fool's pride. Vanity some would call it. At any given time I could lose a fight I enter. Defending a woman's honor is only right. Of course, I'm middle aged and no longer so hot headed. But that is only my perspective.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Tate Morgan

1 Year Ago

All of us know what it feels like to be full of wine and vinegar. Youth has a death wish. They just .. read more
An interesting concept and finely written. But, is pride at the top of list when it comes to what most women want in a man? Thank you for entering your two poems to the contest, Tate

Posted 5 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

5 Years Ago

Jeez I don’t know. Any man who thinks he understands women is sure going to tumble down that hill... read more
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Just play host to his foolish pride
and he will be loyal to you

the ultimate truth

I guess i never did it

Posted 8 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

This is how a man hides his vanity wraps it in foolish pride

8 Years Ago

true ....... i know that now
Every woman should have this talk with their Father would be a good conversation points to learn life's lessons and many blessings from Father To Daughter.,

Posted 8 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

Thank you smitty Yeah we are much simpler than we let on
Pride cometh before a fall my friend. I prefer humility. Not that there is anything wrong with pride. Pride in a job well done, pride in your children and wife. Pride for the things that really count in this life. These things are certainly worth being proud of. But alas, you are correct in stating that; "Just play host to his foolish pride and he will be loyal to you." Of this, there is no doubt. Very well written as usual my friend. Thank you for the share.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

8 Years Ago

I am sorry somehow i misplaced this review and forgot to respond to it Thank you I think all men kno.. read more
This is a very interesting poem. They say pride goeth before a fall. I think it is more than just pride though. As I said this is a very interesting read.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Mysty nice to see you tonight i wrote this a long time ago it is relevant though as it is so true
Beautifully written

Posted 10 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Oh How I have missed you Mary I finished my 3rd book yesterday and sent it to the printer. I am not .. read more
Explains the dynamics between me and my dad and between my parents. A fool and his or her folly is never to part. Knowing is half the battle though.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Thank you
This seems like a funny sort of love poem to me, and I mean that in a good way! When I think about the men that I know, I'd say this is 100% accurate.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Tate Morgan

10 Years Ago

Oh yeah its true and i hate to admit it we are as simple as this

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Added on November 30, 2009
Last Updated on May 16, 2021
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