Each time I speak of politics
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?