After The Fall

Another of the 48 Laws of Power by Robert Green as a writing prompt.

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Law 30: Make Your Accomplishments Seem Effortless

I’ve fallen down many time before

so this time it was easy

I didn’t even notice

until you pointed it out

until you helped me up

you are so strong

you did that seamlessly

I only had to reach up

 

not that falling is something I do often

and when I say many times before

I mean this time it came as no surprise

took so effort on my part

I felt like an old hand at it

but your new hand

pulling me to my feet

was worth the effort

was worth looking a tad silly

elegant

 

I sure hope I was elegant

falling with all the grace of death

of a leaf in the wind

landing delicately on the ground

distracted at the moment

by the sheer smoothness of the fall

my descent was casual

didn’t call too much attention to it self

it flew like a dance

with you as the perfect partner

for the swanning gestures

of your final lift

me the shooting star

unbroken by its perfect landing

but one thing I have to say is

I did not fall for you

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