It’s easy to get drunk on power
if people let you keep drinking. Most often,
they will try to force you to quit, but the man
who has tasted power, is not going to.
They want to limit the flow of power
but once it gets flowing, baby
nothing can turn it off.
Limits, only increase the power.
Where does it come from?
It’s elusive and fickle. There are many fake varieties
akin to status and position
but the people who occupy
those empty places of power
most of the time
and when they see a person who has power
and no position
they want that, but they don’t know how to get it.
I don’t know for certain
what power is.
It’s a sense of your potentiality
manifested, under your control.
I’ve felt it most when writing a poem
Sometimes, when playing a piece of music
(Although, it hardly seems fair, to copy someone else, and feel their power, rushing inside me).
I’ve felt it from reading powerful poets
I’ve understood it
on the golf course.
I’ve watched a movie
with great music
and felt the flow.
I’ve walked into meetings,
and known the power.
It isn’t always a selfish feeling,
but one that you share with others
like a sunset
or a championship
or a fire in the dark.
The power is inside us
and we have the ability to stoke it
or snuff it out.
It’s a collaborative orchestra building a crescendo
It’s a painter
lost in their own painting.
doesn’t make you smarter
it magnifies your stupidity.
It is the vehicle
to arrive at your destination
but if you don’t know how to get there
you’re just going to explode.
People have big ideas that never get realized,
and they think,
If I only had the power.
Once this force is found
there is no stronger feeling than that.
but Power has
and to know you are powerful
is a kind of sobering euphoria
To be a plus
in a sea of negatives
and turning the tide.
Walking on water
A boat floats
It isn’t the function of power
But the ability to defy the laws of nature
and get away with it.
To stand outside
the rules of men
To be God
This is the origin of everything.