Just Because This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

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You can sit upon your royal throne,
but that doesn’t make you king.
You can record a record album,
but that doesn’t mean you sing.
You can dance the stage of Broadway,
but that doesn’t mean you’re good.
You can pull a gun out on a man,
but that doesn’t mean you should.
Those with power think they’re great,
but what is power to us?
A huge bank account and large estate,
a measurement of their success.
I say we change our thought on power
to something more essential.
A person who has changed the world,
or someone with potential.
I don’t care if you’re rich or good
at whatever it is you do.
So long as you have changed a life
that’s power in my view.


This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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lovelove :) said...
Jan. 21, 2009 at 9:19 pm
i completely agree, people are walking down the street and if they see that a man is driving a hummer, they automatically decide that he is powerful and has the ideal life. Do people understand how much the media has gotten to our lifestyle? Thanks for writing this:)
 
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