Quiet Triumphs

So mighty
as to overcome
that weakness
of oppressors lost
controlling all
except themselves
for meager gains
at any cost.

So softly
as to understate
this magnitude
of freedoms found
in liberating
minds and times
away from "greatness"
some propound.

In balancing
that force you wield
with kind finesse
commixed with care
you augment
your abilities
to fight for hope
defeat despair.

Quiet Triumphs © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: May 12, 2019

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