For the faint of heart, steer clear and beware,

My words may pervert you in this cerebral warfare.

Where lexes conflagrate to punish for crimes,

I study the word kitchen, its recipes and its rhymes.


It’s my time to shine, thoughts still unrefined,

as erudite impetus apprizes my frame of mind

My visions unclear and something’s amiss,

I dive in the well, delving through the abyss.


From Heaven to hell, my brain spells dispel

moving notions and concepts generating bombshells

They excel and devour, turning gods into cowards,

Getting louder and louder, biblical by the hour


I combat with the cynics my wit at disposal

A boy with ambition, I can’t help I was chosen

A soldier with a motive, my mind going postal

many times I have taught you, get the point, I am focal.


Expressions, impressions, aggressions and such

Algorithms for insight and you be the judge.

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again

Where lives acumen, you will find a dry pen.


A brainstorming board with lyric and note,

A since worn spot and a dusty remote

I focus even more, and the clouds start to lift,

And whatever is left is truly my gift


My treasure to share with humans and gods,

In freestyling verse and rhyming unflawed

I present unto you my mind and my gift,

My skill to persuade you, give you eyebrows a lift.


I’ve been working real hard and I think it is time,

For me to uncork and excite your enzymes

For you to compel me, with empathy and cause,

the effect will be when your mind takes a pause


Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.
Paul Neglia

Latest posts by Paul Neglia (see all)


Paul Neglia

Proud father of 3. Part time writer of poetry and short stories. I want to paint the world in but a few words.

4 thoughts on “Pride

  • December 22, 2017 at 5:51 PM

    Thought provoking and some wonderful phrases as is your style and expertise. A smooth-flowing rich work with unique expression attesting the quality of your skills, great work Paul. And I wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. Cheers!

    • December 22, 2017 at 6:45 PM

      I wanted it to come off confident and not repulsive or egotistical. I hope I found that, and I thank you so much for your kind review my friend. And a very merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

  • December 22, 2017 at 5:56 PM

    Whoa! Read it twice, slower the second time. Great rhyming and phrasing, Paul. Well done. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    • December 22, 2017 at 6:47 PM

      Thank you so much dear Phyllis. Like I said to Tony I didn’t want it to come off as egotistical and more as confident but humble. I’m glad you enjoyed it not once but twice. Really appreciate that. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well Phyllis.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

Our cookie settings are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. By continuing to browse this website you are accepting our cookie policy.