Being Control

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O how we value being in control
Knowing we alone affect an outcome
Absolutely sure we’re unquestionably right
Even when we’re wrong
O how we value composure
Keeping that strained pained smile
Even in the face of the most obnoxious
Pretending actions do not offend
O how we value knowing
Never asking for help
Ignoring the urging to ask
Believing though lost // we still know
O how we value pretenses
Be it wealth, skills, or the perfect marriage
Never let our weakness show
Always well put together smiling
O how we value affirmation
Selfies on Facebook // time after time
Promoting our accomplishments
Never satisfied // always seeking more of being in control

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Power Trip

sea gull

Control  

O how we value being in control

Knowing we alone affect an outcome

Absolutely sure we’re unquestionably right

Even when we’re wrong

O how we value composure

Keeping that strained pained smile

Even in the face of the most obnoxious

Pretending actions do not offend

O how we value knowing

Never asking for help

Ignoring the urging to ask

Believing though lost // we still know

O how we value pretenses

Be it wealth, skills, or the perfect marriage

Never let our weakness show

Always well put together smiling

O how we value affirmation

Selfies on Facebook // time after time

Promoting our accomplishments

Never satisfied // always seeking more

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Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today is Open Link hosted by Kim at d’Verse. She shared her fascination with seagulls and suggested if we needed a prompt, we could use seagull. Otherwise we are free to post a poem of our own choosing.  Come visit us at d’Verse~Poetry Pub.  Click the Mr. Linky box to read poems from the writers.

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