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Strength In Letters

by Richard Tornello


The pen is mightier than the sword.
Thought is threatening to those in power.
How many books have been put to the torch?

Mao said political power
Grows out the barrel of a gun.

The pen is mightier than the sword,
but only when out of range.


© 2009 Richard Tornello

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