Emily Dickinson

(10 December 1830 – 15 May 1886 / Amherst / Massachusetts)

I took my Power in my Hand


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I took my Power in my Hand—
And went against the World—
'Twas not so much as David—had—
But I—was twice as bold—

I aimed by Pebble—but Myself
Was all the one that fell—
Was it Goliath—was too large—
Or was myself—too small?

Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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