people can get excited about
to make a fool of oneself
are at the foundation
but two more keys exist
a public forum and a nurturing nature
if no one sees your inspiration
how can you inspire?
once you hook someone
once you get that first
very crucial follower
how do you keep them hooked?
to tip the scales
to turn the lone crazy wolf howling at the moon
into a strong pack of confident wolves
inspiration and bravado must be passed on
for it is the first follower who makes a leader
who opens the door for more followers
and in turn
starts a movement
okay...so i saw Poetic Asides' "Two for Tuesday" prompt to (a) write a leader poem or (b) write a follower poem and well i couldn't help but think of a TEDTalks video (How to start a movement: Derek Sivers) i saw a while back and have since used with a cohort of teachers and students (elementary and secondary) as part of a 21st Century Skills in the Classroom Initiative. (the course, the second in the series, is called Unlocking Technology through Leadership.) anyway, the poem above kind of hits both aspects of the prompt.
the above piece is also being shared via One Stop Poetry's One Shot Wednesday.