The Captaincy

She was made captain of the team It surely was an honor Alas, the weight of captaincy Sat heavily upon her She tried her best to show the way In word and thought and action But found frustration her reward A fast drive to distraction For people had their lists of things Both spoken and … Continue reading "The Captaincy"

What Power?

What power do you want, my friend? To change the world, or just change you? I think that I want both. Is that To much to ask? It’s what I do. What power will you have then, friend? Great wisdom, wealth or health or what? I think that I’ll have all of those. I won’t … Continue reading "What Power?"

Power

Many people Truly feel: Earthly power’s All that’s real. But wherever Power’s had Those that have it Must be bad. For myself I realize That such thinking Blinds my eyes: They that envy Never find Anything like Peace of mind

The World’s Oldest Addiction

This isn’t about politics But, with humans: Having power over others And being corrupted by it Are virtually synonyms We must refuse power at first Or, like any other addiction, It will consume us For when we try to control others We lose control of ourselves For it is only In embracing powerlessness over others … Continue reading "The World’s Oldest Addiction"

Different Paths, Same Trip

Power, freedom, responsibility, diminishment, and death This is the typical journey from childhood to the grave — If we are granted that much time Small children see that bigger people have more power, And they want to acquire it Teens see freedom as the big prize of the next age: Freedom to do as they … Continue reading "Different Paths, Same Trip"