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by Gene Williamson
Friday, September 10, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I learned recently
from a New Yorker ad
that the power to corrupt
is not political
nor the power of multinational corporations
nor even the power,
one would hope,
of a woman’s touch or a baby’s laugh.
The power to corrupt, I have
on this good authority,
is not the personal possession of the rich
and famous among us,
but the power of a
zero-emission electric motor
that never needs plugging in.
I think I feel better.

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Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 9/28/2010
well can you imagine that?
It probably can be done
of course I am confused being electric an all
solar energy can be captured

still confused, but thats ok
Love Vickie
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 9/13/2010
Zero? Does it therefore go round in circles, thereby creating a continuous field of energy, a loop-the-loop of perpetual motion? They say that what goes around, comes around and that what has absolute power to corrupt corrupts absolutely, so it seems to me that our world's politicians have been hiding this light under a bushel for years! It saddens me that earth is burning for the want of sexiness: let's face it, when it comes to corruption, zero-emissions have not the sexual pull that riches, fame, power, a woman's touch or even a little baby's laugh does, and therein lies the rub. Now I've probably gone and made you feel a heap worser, blathering on 'bout stuff I don't know 'owt about. But I always was rubbish with Skalextrix tracks and train sets... I'd best stick to Barbie and Ken! :)) xx
Reviewed by F William Broome 9/13/2010
Good point well made. I'm in full agreement. - Billl
Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/13/2010
Gene, perpetual motion! What a magnificent concept. What "Power"! Zero emissions vehicular travel! Yet it is mere child's play when compared to the creative views of the man that crafted this marvelous tongue-in-cheek piece. "Power". The relative concept that has eluded mankind forever. Give me a man with a genuine love and compassion for mankind and mother earth, with a keenly honed pencil and paper. That is "Power". You tickled my imaginative fancy with this work of yours. May love peace and joy be with you always my ear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/12/2010
Thank you for sharing your philosophical perspective, Gene. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Gerard Gauthier 9/11/2010
One thing I love about poets is originality...Gene you bring me a sky everyday.
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 9/11/2010
I love how your words are your's and your's alone Gene, keep them coming.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 9/11/2010
...and I am so happy that you are feeling better, and writing like a pro again. So love reading your poems, Gene keep up the excellent work.

Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 9/11/2010
Oh I do hope that this zero-emission electric motor doesn't corrupt. But I can see that it might. Thank you for this insight Gene. Loved it. J'nia
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 9/11/2010
Too bad so many who could make a difference aren't focused on the right kind of "power"......nicely done, Gene!

Reviewed by Liana Margiva 9/11/2010
VERY INTERESTING!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 9/11/2010
Love your style, Gene...unique and so very you!
Reviewed by John Flanagan 9/10/2010
I love your 'take' on this, Gene, the direction it goes and the way it leads me.
Unique view, as per You.

Reviewed by Paul Berube 9/10/2010
Reviewed by jude forese 9/10/2010
hmmm. ... the power to corrupt or the power to erupt? ;)
Reviewed by D Johnson 9/10/2010
Very interesting...I truly enjoy your in-depth understanding of these critical issues. Nice work.

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/10/2010
Yes! I know I feel better. The power to corrupt lies in those who disobey moral scruples with no output of Truth...

Reviewed by Gianetta Ellis 9/10/2010
Yes, indeed! You've presented this in your own wonderful Gene-way - tongue-n-cheek and to the point. I love your keen sense of all things genuine (and not).
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 9/10/2010
Did you ever see the movie "Who Killed the Electric Car?" Corrupt indeed. Special interest slam job on anything threatening the status quo. Thanks for covering this. Best always.

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