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Power

 Poetry Challenge Day 82 (Sat Dec 25)



Speak truth to power.
What does that mean.
I’ve seen truth spoken that way,
It seems it is usually ignored.
The one attribute all power shares,
Is the ability to distort truth.
Yet, if enough people hold the same truth.
Power cannot stand.

So…

The first task of power
Is to destroy truth.

The first task of truth
is to fearlessly speak to power.



I’m not satisfied with this poem. It seems there should be a better answer, but I don’t know what it is.