Power is a Whisper

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
The truth does not have to be shouted ...

Submitted: May 02, 2017

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Submitted: May 02, 2017



“Son, they shook...

'cause ain't no such things as halfway crooks

scared to death, scared to look

they shook”


  • Mobb Deep, “Shook Ones”



“The loudest one in the room is the weakest one in the room.”


  • Frank Lucas, “American Gangster”



Power is a Whisper



Power is a whisper

The people screaming

At the top of their lungs

Are not the ones to be afraid of

It is the soft spoken person

The one who sits you down

Pierces into your soul surgically

Unmasks all of your insecurities

And holds them against you


It’s not the screaming, radical politician

Rather, the smooth talking

Community organizer

It’s the person with knowledge

Wit, charm, and charisma


Power is not an aggressive scream

Rather, a persuasive whisper

Power does not need to threaten

Rather, it clearly presents consequences


Those who need power

Will never have it

They lack the self-respect and

Consideration necessary to

Acquire it

But those who can bring

People together will

Naturally attract power

And people will be disappointed

Once they relinquish it


 -- K.S. Fort



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Humanity in Poetry : Poetic Therapist


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