“Power is not a means; it is an end.” George Orwell; 1984
by Odin Roark
And you thought the stars were blinking for you?
You’ve been trained, tested and warned,
done all the right things,
You stare blankly,
review the past,
ready your strategy for the win,
Fate or destiny?
All the sweat and tears,
diets of denial,
wanting to be at your best,
if only it all works.
Now you wait out a good night’s rest,
as only hours away,
when words will be said,
heads will nod,
hands will tense,
questioned understanding will be asked,
and you in all your heady pride
will answer with “I do.”
You’ll step into the middle,
size up the unknowns,
dance around commitment,
and hope your own star will be the brightest.
But in the end,
with a little luck and stamina,
realization shines through
that marriage is not about winning,
but about respecting your counterpart,
thus raising the odds you’ll go the distance.
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|Reviewed by Ronald Hull
|That wasn't my experience, but I'm sure it's the experience of many. No matter how hard we train, we never know how it's going to go, until we get there.