Saturday, December 20, 2008

Power

Power
By Ruthie Stickney


Power…
In a baby’s laugh,
In a smile from a stranger,
In a simple touch from a lover,
In an unexpected phone call from a friend,
In the warm rays of the sun,
In the gentle murmur of a stream,
In a giant bear hug,
Power…

Power…
Wielded by Rulers,
Wielded by Doctors,
Wielded by Employers,
Wielded by Teachers,
Wielded by Parents,
Wielded by Spouses,
Wielded by Friends,
Power…

Power…
To heal and mend,
To hurt and to wound,
To build and restore,
To break and tear,
To imagine and create,
To deface and destroy,
To inspire and give hope,
Power…

Power…
I hold power in my hands,
You hold power in your hands,
We all have power,
Whether we know it or not,
How will you use your power?
Unthinkingly and for harm?
Or to encourage and provide healing?
Power…

4 comments:

Random Musings said...

POWERFUL Poem chica! I love your work! Maybe I will post one of my poems. It has been a while since I have written one!

BeadedTail said...

Wow Ruthie! Very well said and very thought provoking! Great poem!

Tulip's Talking said...

Wow! Well written/said. I agree with both Random and BT!!!

(((Huggles)))

Rose Works Jewelry said...

You guys are too sweet ;)