Absence


Another of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green as a writing prompt. The plan is to post one of these Law prompted pieces a week on Thursdays.

28red

Law 16: Use Absence to Increase Respect and Honor

it didn’t feel right

to stay too long

sometimes the personal appearance

is long enough

say hello to everyone

give a few choice words

then get out of there

that’s always my policy

be there long enough

to make the right impression be noticed

then get out of there

before people get too bored

always be the one they want more of

not the one the’ve had enough of

so I never say much

just enough to show I’m aware

silence is the birth of wisdom

I can do that

give them something to talk about

when I’m not there

I like to get the ball rolling

then get out of the way

if things go well

I get the praise the respect

if they go wrong

no one holds me at fault

in fact

they apologize

for not fulfilling expectations

of themselves

not of me

I’m never there long enough

once I get the praise

I’m out of there

getting another ball rolling

somewhere else

28umbrella

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