“True success is love, not power.”
Power is so, well, potent:
manipulating, cajoling, forcing
one’s way to success.
Love seems weak, in the shade
of Power’s dazzling beams.
Softer, more passive, waiting.
Love seems vague, elusive,
not out to be grabbed or hurried.
Power can be earned.
Love has to be given.
Power is impatient.
Love is empathic, considered, kind.
And what does success mean anyway?
Can one love without power,
and be powerful without love?
My response to Day 13 of NaPoWriMo: write a poem from a fortune cookie