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With great power comes great responsibility;
Let’s step up to the challenge.
Using the power of speech, we condemn sinful acts;
The power of persuasion shall not be exploited.
It belonged to men of substance.
Values embedded in pages of history.
Setting for us a fine example.
And carried throughout the years intact.
Let us kneel and pray for light of guidance;
Raise our voice and break the silence.

Prestige is the shadow of wealth and power;
Power causing men to trifle with the truth.
Let us hold on to reins of reason;
Remain rooted to the realm of virtue.
For youth today lacks wisdom;
Let us help them shed ignorance.
The rays of sun emitting knowledge.
Life is sown with prickly thorns;
Decide on which path to choose.
With a world to win and nothing to lose.

Let’s not forget the power of love;
Which keeps us moving forward.
The more peaceful the atmosphere;
The greater chances of success.
For love makes the world go round.
A man’s value lies in the power of logic.
His personality has the power to seek;
To sail and conquer the seven seas.
The power to express through mere emotion;
Time shall deepen a man’s devotion.

The noblest of power is that of pen;
A pen is mightier than the sword.
We use the power of decision;
To make a life altering change.
Let’s not forget the voice of our heart.
Dreams are but mere illustrations;
Woven with the stars at night.
The angels speak while we’re asleep.
Bidding us to woes forget;
Dispel our hearts from all regret.

 

 

Photo Credits: wallpaperswide.com

Form: Glosa

Posted for Midweek Motif @ Poets United

and on the Tuesday Platform @ Real Toads

Comments

  1. Susan says:

    I do like the Glosa form. I believe the first 4 lines in the first 10-line stanza to be the “text” upon which the rest of your poem comments. I was surprised that you started with:
    “It belonged to men of substance.
    Values embedded in pages of history.” Until I realized that you added to its idea of power and made it much more complex and rich than anything already embedded in those pages. I love how you add prayer, reason, love and peaceful means to power. Reading past the male pronoun, I hear your voice as strong and powerful.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Susan,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  2. Old Egg says:

    What a great summary of powers this is. Love is the one that for me overrides all. The power of the pen is fine but how often it is used to no good with propaganda and untruths. Then of course is the power of faith and trust which can work miracles.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  3. Sumana Roy says:

    Enjoyed very much the many faceted beauty of power…love how positive vibes shine through and also this form…lovely Sanaa…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Sumana,

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  4. totomai says:

    I like the way you presented various forms and sources of power. the use of common phrases and putting your stamp or twist is really effective.

    overall, a powerful write. and thanks for reminding me where to find my own power (in a way)

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  5. Jae Rose says:

    I thoroughly agree the pen is definitely mightier than the sword though must still be yielded responsibly…i love how you draw this to an end on a personal level i think dreams are very important and hold many answers…uplifting as ever Sanaa

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  6. Alan Stevens says:

    The power of love is certainly the power that makes all others come alive. Great images in this and the way some of the words are woven certainly gives the feeling of a tapestry.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  7. Deep, meaningful words that lingers in the mind even after we finish reading the poem. Beautiful!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  8. Neat how you wove in the quote by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. “The pen is mightier than the sword”. There is much wisdom in this poem – you envision a world that makes sense. Interesting form, the glosa, which I am unfamiliar with. Thanks for the excellent introduction.

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  9. Myrna says:

    You’ve written something quite comprehensive about power. The poem gained strength and power as it proceeds. I admire your use of form. I’m so ignorant about form, I rarely use it.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Myrna,

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  10. Claire says:

    Oh yes – the pen is mightier than the sword! Let’s keep wielding it!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  11. Mandy91040 says:

    This is so encouraging so hopeful. People don’t realize that they have the power to make so much change, I hope to see some of it in my lifetime!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mandy,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  12. L. Moon says:

    Sunny – it is fabulous. Your best thus far.
    Your words themselves are powerful and the Glosa gave you the podium to speak from.
    Rise up with pen in hand world and use it for the good of humanity!

    xoxo
    Brilliant

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  13. Panchali says:

    Wow!….very powerful message. i enjoyed reading it. thanks Sanaa…:)

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Panchali,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  14. G L Meisner says:

    The responsibility of power is hard, as long as we don’t attack or marginalize those without we should be fine.

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Mr. Meisner,

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  15. kaykuala h says:

    Power with all its implications in the wrong hands can spell disaster. Great lines Sanaa!

    Hank

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  16. gillena says:

    luv the various power-related issues you exposed for us; and reading other comments this “glosa” sparked my interest so i now have to read about ‘glosa’

    i posted my poem on ‘power’ late this week
    http://myblog-verses.blogspot.com/2015/07/96.html

    much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  17. Very nicely penned poem, Pen is one of the mightiest weapon when even the guns fail. 🙂

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  18. gillena says:

    A happy Monday to you Sanaa thanks for linking up at Monday WRites

    Much love…

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Gillena,

      Thank you so much, so glad you liked it 😀
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  19. Thotpurge says:

    It feels like you’ve let your convictions flow and that makes your writing shine Sanaa… good to read this!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  20. vandana says:

    word power to the fore!

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  21. Ella says:

    Yes, I agree so much conviction in this poem~
    I love that you added the quote~ You built a wave of momentum. I enjoyed it~

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Ella,

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  22. if we could all repeat these words over and over maybe, just maybe we could progress rather than regress.

    wise and wonderful words

    gracias for sharing

    1. adashofsunny says:

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  23. Marian says:

    Well now I’m just confused and running off to look up GLOSA. *wink*

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Marian,

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      PS: *Wink wink*

  24. It seems we only hear about corrupt power. Oh how I wish the power of love would sweep the world. A beautiful poem!

    1. adashofsunny says:

      Hello Susie,

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