Of Vanity

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Of Vanity

Striving after the wind,
And feeding upon it,
Causes breathlessness,
Depletion and emptiness.

Striving after the wind,
And feeding upon it,
Elicits disillusionment,
Pain and exhaustion.

Striving after the wind,
And feeding upon it,
Educes deception,
Manipulation and control.

Striving after the wind,
And feeding upon it,
Destroys relationships,
Honesty and integrity.

Striving after the wind,
And feeding upon it,
Produces blindness,
Deafness and apathy.

Striving after the wind,
And feeding upon it,
Provokes dark desires,
Hopelessness and despair.

Striving after the wind,
And feeding upon it,
Ends in obsession,
Isolation and death.

~ Laurie Pontious-Andrews

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About unabashedhope

The name Unabashed Hope comes from my favorite poem by Emily Dickinson. Unabashed means not embarrassed, disconcerted or ashamed. I believe Emily's poem, Hope is the Thing with Feathers, says it best: Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all, And sweetest in the gale is heard; And sore must be the storm That could abash the little bird That kept so many warm. I've heard it in the chilliest land And on the strangest sea; Yet, never, in extremity, It asked a crumb of me.

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