Worst Power

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What's the worst power you can think of?

Submitted: June 18, 2018

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People ask me what the worst power in the world would be…

Some say stupid powers

Others say the absence of power altogether

And yet others can’t think of a terrible power.

For me, the worst power

Isn’t really a power at all

But a curse

See, what would you do

if you knew the exact time someone would die?

What if it wasn't just one person - but everyone?

You knew the exact time and place

With that knowledge,

What would you do?

Would you save everyone?

For the glory?

For your loved ones?

To avoid the guilt?

Or would you try and ignore it

The pain

As you watched people suffer

And waste away the little time they had left?

Some say that the power to know when death arrives

Is the ultimate power

The power to choose who lives and dies

It’s a heavy burden to bear

But what if your power was only the knowledge

Just the knowledge of death

But without the power to control death?

What the only claim to fame you had

Was the knowledge of the when and how

Someone’s life would end?

Could you handle the screams

Of ‘save me’

As you deal with

The fact that you are useless?

The absolute worst power isn’t power at all

But the absence of it

It’s the idea that you have power

Until the curtain is drawn away

And you realize

You’re just an observer

The power of knowledge

Without the ability

To control it

Is the worst power

Because no matter what you do

The only path you can take

Is forward


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