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Call Him Pious

Updated on August 7, 2013

Walking the earth with every breath

Praising his own self worth

Held himself on a pedestal peering

Down at mere mortals

“Give me praise” he would chant

“I deserve your reverence and respect”

In his eyes he saw himself as a god

Virtuous, blood never stained his hand

Honor who is more worthy

Morals in his mind were unadulterated

Delusional, convinced he was holier than the

Men who actually stood for greatness

Passing judgments on souls who didn’t shower him with

Due respect

Casting stones leaving a ripple effect

He didn’t stop to look at himself

Mirror doesn’t’ hide piousness

Its reflection is truth and evil can’t be misconstrued

Worshiped his own prominence what’s in a title or a name

Answering to a calling whose voice was he hearing?

Machinations of malevolence invaded his mind

Twisting his thoughts

Calling him pious he accepted it as praise

His ego didn’t let him view it any other way

Piety in his own eyes led him to where he

Now stands

Alone in his own conceit

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    • ek ellis profile imageAUTHOR

      ek ellis 

      4 years ago

      Thank you I am humbled by your gracious comments

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      Vincent Moore 

      5 years ago

      I've met a few of these individuals in my time, they appear in either gender wearing their masks of conceit indeed and of course pious one as well. Beautifully crafted along with brilliant pictures, helped convey your thought process indeed. Bravo, well done.

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      ocfireflies 

      5 years ago from North Carolina

      Greetings!

      just my kind of verse-excellent-voted up/shared

      ocfireflies aka Kim

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      Wayne Barrett 

      5 years ago from Clearwater Florida

      Oh, and the amount of individuals that I could imagine fitting this profile. Nice work.

    • ek ellis profile imageAUTHOR

      ek ellis 

      5 years ago

      Thank you PDXKaraokeGuy

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      Justin W Price 

      5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      Nice work. Good flow. Good word choice. Good photos to accompany. Well done.

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