Saturday, September 29, 2007

Powerful (Sunday Scribblings)

Image by thomwatson on Flickr


Powerful is the ability to comprehend
What has power over you
To confront the part that hurts
And not give in when all comes worse

It’s an understanding
Of why you do the things you do
What you want from them
And where you think they’ll take you

It’s about going broadband
On senses and feelings
Tuning the heart and training the mind
The parts that make us human

Powerful is a powerful word
It requires wisdom and fragile handling
No use having it exteriorized
Being unsure or reckless on the inside

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7 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

"Powerful is a powerful word
It requires wisdom and fragile handling
No use having it exteriorized
Being unsure or reckless on the inside"

Those words are so true!

Crafty Green Poet said...

excellent - I love the phrase 'going broadband on senses and feelings'

Becca said...

I like this..."powerful is the ability to comprehend what has power over you...and not give in"

That is true empowerment!

Well done :)

tumblewords said...

The first two lines are very powerful - like a secret! Nice poem, fine phrases!

MX-Susan said...

Love the photo...the ultimate power when my computer fails to respond to me
the TV when it's thousands of channels offer nothing

Nice poem nice photo

Clare said...

Hi Gilson! Your wisdom shines brightly in this!! I love what you wrote about power and the importance of looking inside our heart and mind to understand ourselves. And your line "powerful is the ability to comprehend/ what has power over you" is brilliant and profound. Well done!
:)

Gilson said...

Thanks for everyone’s comments, I really appreciate them! Sometimes I feel powerful, sometimes I feel powerless. And I choose not to give too much credit to neither of both feelings since situations tend to flip around without much warning.