Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Weakness & Strength

How easy it is to speak
When positioned in strength.
Hard it would seem
When that strength
Stems from weakness

The day we learn to be vulnerable
We become stronger.

Being hard does not belie strength.
Weakness is not beneath you

Clinging to power
Forgetting weakness.
Hanging on to power
In fear.
How hard is it to be weak when strong?
Or strong when weak?

When I take your ebb of strength,
Your source of weakness
Who will you be?
What will you be?

When your trappings are striped away
Where will you go?
Who will you run to?

When the blinds are removed
And you can see brighter than before
Will sunglasses protect you from the rays?
Will your eyes open to see what is real?

Sparks of greatness
Arise from malleability
Of weakness and strength

International Women's Day

7 comments:

Alovelydai said...

"When the blinds are removed
And you can see brighter than before
Will sunglasses protect you from the rays?"

This is beautiful!

VenusSpeaks said...

WOW!!!

The world needs more women who write like you!! happy international women's day :D

kitkat said...

beautiful poetry once again.
makes me feel proud of my womanhood :p

Tetekai said...

Dai, thank you very much.

Tetekai said...

VenusSpeaks (blushing). :)

Tetekai said...

Thank you, kitkat.

Kobina Saah said...

Beautiful and thought provoking!