Humility

Standard

“having a lowly opinion of oneself; meekness; having a low estimate of one’s importance, worthiness, or merits; marked by the absence of self-assertion or self-exaltation; lowly: the opposite of proud.”
–From the Oxford English Dictionary, a sample of what is found under Humble and Humility

Somewhat surprising?
As if it were believed wrong
as if hard to accept
this humility thing

Wasn’t it supposed a good thing
a cautious estimate not to overstate
a prudent awareness of inherent limitations

Yet these descriptions
such condeming? words
Almost a screaming
no don’t do it
no don’t be weak

If called a bad thing
need it then not be done
Is there an aversion natural
to humility the good

From where comes
these thoughts of what ought or not be

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