by Danielle Wynne

Power doesn’t always shout,
confidence doesn’t always stride in and make itself known,
it sometimes treads lightly and is simply present.

Power isn’t always a shout or a scream,
sometimes it is just rising one morning and choking back a coffee.

Sometimes power is walking out of the door and never coming back again.

Occasionally power means protection, self-preservation.

Sometimes strength is withholding your power until the time is right,
sometimes it is nurturing it, letting it grow – in comfort and in quiet.

Sometimes strength is just waiting it out.


Danielle Wynne | @yelaness
Danielle is a former journalism student and an amateur writer from Cheshire, UK. Find out more at

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