He Who Humiliates

 man in shadows feeling humiliated

There is nothing so small

as humiliation

abusing a power imbalance

to crush and silence another

will neither sow new seeds

of progress

nor plow new fields

of success

He who humiliates

is small indeed

and no ounce of weight

pushed down upon

a hapless foe

will change that

Respect

comes from the soil

the tender ground

on which

you and I walk

the same ground

that the tyrant robs

to build fortresses

in a cavernous pit

where no one will ever see him