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The Orator

Updated on April 6, 2014
Martin Luther King, Jr from Wikipedea
Martin Luther King, Jr from Wikipedea

The Orator

By Tony DeLorger © 2014

To utter words of grace an impressive art,

and to grasp with feather touch a mind and hold it strong,

a master artisan grips tight the reigns,

and then with mere words to action bring,

elevates this soul to God among men,

a leader with silken voice, and an unbridled power.

It is a blessing this gift of voice, of words touched by heavens vow,

enlisting the hearts of men impassioned by a presence,

a beguiling heart that draws a will to compliance,

in utterance of a plan contrived and delivered,

with an embrace of seduction and righteous conviction.

With promises unlocked from gilded cages,

freedoms song ignites the souls of zealots fast,

and stirs to voice that inner need for atonement,

to join this hallowed chorus of right, and dance this fate,

given by these words of deliverance and solace.

The orator stands tall, melded to his convictions,

his flow of life like a torrent flood, an unstoppable rush,

and each word in design enlivening his devout purpose,

his call of righteous penitence and sacred journeys offered,

to fall with decisive blow, upon all with ears to listen.

Many have come and gone, these deliverers of words,

these masters of will and hearts embrace,

some are angels and the seeds of hope for men,

others, the devil incarnate, the manipulators of human need,

and we in compliance, must recognize the difference.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile image

      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks MsDora, yes we need more of those!

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Interesting! Both powers of evil and of good have great orators. Oh, for some good ones like MLK Jr.

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      Tony DeLorger 3 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      I agree John, there just isn't anyone around like this, and we really need them now! Take care my friend.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Wonderful hub Tony, we need more powerful orators, like Martin Luther King and Gandhi, with conviction to get the world back on the right track. Governments can't do it, it takes someone to inspire the people to ignite the change.