Power is a beautiful thing

when used for the common good

Steam trains of my childhood

Dragons of steel


Snorting their way through the Pennsylvania hills

Pulling a hundred coal cars

 to the steel mills at Pittsburgh


Farmall tractors shiny and red

Roaring through the fields

Pulling plow and disc

 through soil of rock and clay

Farmal H Plowing

Rolling over blankets of earth

Smoothing them like a quilt

Feeling all that power surging under me

        as I ride the surf


Kenworth, Peterbuilt, and Mack haul it all

Roaring down the highway

Tires humming on the asphalt

Diesel engines fifty-three foot trailers

 Convoys of steel

Feeding never ending appetites of “the Blessed


Airplanes, Subways, Ships, and Space Shuttles

Power at its best

Carry us to the far corners

 of the earth and beyond

Connecting one race of man with one another

Opening the heart to greed

Gold, Diamonds, Oil and Land

 Override common sense

Override the common good


Destructive Power looms in the shadows

Threatening us with guns and bombs

Killing maiming destroying our fellowmen


Selfish power



  Political Gain

Dark Power for devious minds

 Living only for themselves


Delusions of money, wealth, and fame

Disappear like flash paper in a magician’s hand


Nature’s power far outweighs them all

Beyond manipulation

It overcomes at

Without consent

Volcanoes, Typhoons, Earthquakes, and Floods

Power from beyond

Far exceeding anything

 our minute minds can conceive


The most beautiful power

 Is the power of love

Above the physical

 Above the greed

Even above the natural

Nothing moves the heart of man like love

Dwight & Ruth's Wedding0010

The love of a child

The unselfish heart

 Moves all toward the heart of God


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