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True Empowerment

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True Empowerment

True empowerment

Someone once told me “wealth is all”
[This be the thinking of a fool]
He said its wealth that leads to power
Yet wealth can never make one flower

The power comes from deep within
To find it then you must begin
To ask the question who Am I
The power comes if this you try

Meditate with each new day
Don’t let the thoughts have any say
See the one you really are
This act will take you very far

I’m talking power. I mean real power
That makes ones old fears cringe, and cower
As in ones heart there blooms a flower.


11 July 2014 @ 1040hrs.

Written for Verlena's contest  'Empowerment

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  1. Date: 7/29/2014 4:57:00 PM
    You are welcome Peter, I've missed so much on the soup now a days. That's why I try keeping up with the contest. That way, I know what's cooking :)...Linda

  1. Date: 7/29/2014 12:32:00 PM
    Peter! A powerful thought and theme... Verlena, has the most outrageous contest on the soup so far. She is awesome. I enjoyed viewing all the winning poems on her list. Congratulations, on making her list... XOX :) LINDA

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/29/2014 3:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Linda for your kind comments, and all the wonderful comments you have given me since I have been on the site. This is very much appreciated, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/26/2014 9:14:00 PM
    love this Peter very inspiring and challenging as well congratulations my friend.. :D! God bless.. :) !

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/26/2014 9:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Olive, I thank you very much for your kind words, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/26/2014 8:57:00 AM
    Great win Peter, you are doing awesome in these contests, always a pleasure to read you :) :) hugs my friend

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/26/2014 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Casarah, I always appreciate your nice comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 9:02:00 PM
    Very nice write Peter...congrats on the win

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/26/2014 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Joseph, your kind words are always appreciated....peter
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 11:11:00 AM
    And back again wid huge congrats Peter ! Awesome winning poem// Upma//

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2014 4:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you very much Dr Sharma, so very nice of you....Peter
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 11:00:00 AM
    Peter, you have hit the hammer on the nail. It is your inner strength that helps overcome all issues. congrats on a fine win. Mohan

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2014 4:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mahan, this is so very true. The power held by the rich and famous is pseudo power. I thank you so much, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 8:29:00 AM
    Fantastic write, wisdom and win! Huge congrats my poetic friend!!! Fantastic ending stanza! "I’m talking power. I mean real power That makes ones old fears cringe, and cower As in ones heart there blooms a flower."

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2014 4:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Robert I love these words that flow out in a spiritual kind of way. That's really what I am all about, I love spreading these words. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 7/25/2014 4:53:00 AM
    To know one's self.. Awesome write, Peter my friend! Congrats on a great win!.. Hugs.. Arlene

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2014 4:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Arlene, I am always delighted to get your comments...Peter
  1. Date: 7/24/2014 11:04:00 PM
    Very well Peter is an old adage that states that life is not to be taken for granted. Life as free as nature but not that freely. I enjoyed this poem immensely. As such, your high marks. Congrats for a job well done. Verlena :0))s.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/25/2014 4:53:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I thank you so much verbena, both for placing me high on your list and for your kind comments....peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 1:36:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me..Way to go for the contest..Thanks for the visit by my page..Just waiting in the doctor's office and watching people and seeing so much iPhone, Smart Phone, etc. where people are totally self absorbed..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara for your kind comments. Yes, people always have to absorbed in something, so they walk around like zombies always sad within. So you are a people watcher too lol...peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 12:42:00 PM
    That's real power of words here Peter! Deep thotful n Empowering ! Gl in contest my friend // Upma//

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 3:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Dr Sharma, I always appreciate your very kind comments...Peter
  1. Date: 7/11/2014 10:29:00 AM
    Powerful, deep and true, see myself writing here, bravo peter, Richard

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 7/11/2014 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Richard, that's why I love your poems you speak like me and in your very own way. Wisdom is so very beautiful. I appreciate your kind comments, my friend.....peter