Power of Creation

by | Mar 25, 2021 | Philosophy

Each time I speak of politics
Expressing disbelief
I wonder if my words
Add too, or, bring relief*(1)

If thought is an energy
With the power to create
As witnessed by invention *(2)
Leading to this modern state

How much power is in our speaking
A step beyond a thought
The spirit moved to action
An idea, forward brought

Then, again, of listening
Does intention play a part?
Extinguishing its power
As a thought, from a broken heart

Does the individual as, spirit, cast
In homely human form
Hold the future in their hands
Birthing a brighter morn? *(3)


*(1). . . . “add to, o, bring relief” Do I add to the problem by droning on
and on about it, or by seeing it for what it is do I help to move the
situation forward, toward a positive outcome. In writing that last line
I’m wondering about intent. Maybe the outcome would be linked to the intent
of speaking about any given situation.

*(2) . . . . “as witnessed by invention” the war against England, in order
to secure our freedoms was a 15 year conversation. That’s a concrete
example of creating a force large enough to produce a goal.

*(3) . . . . “Birthing a brighter morn?” Could being an active listener,
in recognition that the speaker is just getting stuff out of their system
be a way to deflect negative outcomes, rather than creating them?

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)