Pride; the state of being proud of yourself.
To be proud of your achievements, your life, your state of being.
It is to feel fulfilled in what you’ve accomplished. It is a state of contentment or even happiness.
Pride; a civil rights movement.
It is an act of rebellion. It is breaking the chains that society wants to keep us confined to.
It is passion and it is anger. It is a fire burning in my heart for my siblings who could not escape the chains, who were selfishly taken from this world but not without making an imprint on it. I promise to live the life they never got to finish, I promise to fight the fight they never got to win. We will win it for them.
Pride; the name of a group of lions.
Together we are invincible.
Alone we are strong, but together we are stronger.
We are in this together, for each other.
They try to cage us. They abuse us until they can use us. Until we have something to offer.
They try to tame us. They expect us to just sit silently and take it.
To hell with that. To hell with silence.
We are big, we are angry, and we will roar.
We will roar so loud until they won't be able to ignore it anymore. One day they won’t be able to ignore it anymore.
You cannot tame us.
I am proud, damnit.
You ask why I am proud of a disadvantage, of a defect.
The only thing defected is this society we live in.
I have big, beautiful wings, and society sits on them.
But they cannot keep me down for long.
Wings are made for flying and damnit, I will fly.
I will soar.
I will flap.
I will be free.
Pride; a necessity.
We have to be proud. Because who else will be?
Who else is going to truly grasp and appreciate the gifts we possess?
Who else is going to fight for us?
Who else is going to be proud for those who couldn’t? We have to be proud for them. Someone has to be proud of them.
We have to fight back. We cannot let them trample us. We cannot let them hold down our wings. Wings were made for flapping, for flying, for soaring.
I try my hardest every day to live proudly. Because this isn’t something I get to choose, it’s something I need to do. I was thrown into this war and damnit, I’m going to fight.
Pride; to fight the greatest fight you will ever fight.