|Photo by Judy McDole, © 2005|
Power is a five-letter word that often gets a bad rap. That’s because people usually think of it in only one way: power = oppression, or “power over.”
American psychiatrist William Glasser, in Choice Theory, teaches there are two other ways to express power: “power with” and “power within.” The word that nestles right up to “power” is “control”. They go hand-in-hand.
Try out mind mapping, making a graphic, non-linear representation, to expand your ideas for your poem about power and control.
Mind mapping is a powerful tool for unleashing and developing creativity and also for note taking. Read more about mind mapping in Melanie Pinola’s definitive post at Lifehaker.
Word Bank Prompt
The powers that be
We’ve got the power
Power to the People
The powers vested in me
The power of the pen
Out of control
Get ahold of yourself
Control your emotions
|Photo by Annis Cassells, 2010|
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