You Can’t Hide Your Strength

I have
The greatest admiration,
And respect,
For your control
Of the now.

You understand,

Don’t you,

The sway
That you
Over me?

You know
The influence
That you wield
Over my perception
Of my world…

Of us.

But recognize,
And accept,

Regardless of
Your control
And confidence,

There is an
Immutable truth,
Which you cannot clothe,
Nor hide from

Every day,
I see
Your mastery of detail.

I delight in the precision
And joy you exude
In command of
Language and
Wardrobe and,


You hesitate
From confronting
The difficult,
And defeating
The naysayers.

You master
The mannerisms

And excellence,
Of the consummate

You relish
The chance
To demonstrate,
In all
You put your mind


Can you be discrete?


Can you be coy?


But know this.

There are some things
That you can neither hide,
Nor obfuscate.

Despite your command
Of the moment,

You can’t avoid shining,
As to what is right,
And good…

With this world.

You can’t hide
From me
All the traits
That make me
So attracted
To you.

You can’t hide
Your beauty,

You can’t hide
What makes me
Love you.

You can’t hide…


You can’t hide…

Your strength.




© 2018 W. C. Stacia, Jr.

10 thoughts on “You Can’t Hide Your Strength

    1. Thanks Vera! Maybe in fleeting, disparate moments I understand. But I only have one poem’s worth of knowledge. Now that I’ve used that reservoir of knowledge to write that piece, I’ll have to wait another week for it to build back up! 😃


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