Persuasion vs. Clarity

Perhaps the responsibility of persuasion

Is too great a weight to place upon yourself.

Yours is not to cajole or manipulate 

Or contort yourself for 

Others to believe you 

Or take you seriously. 

But rather yours is to 

Do the work necessary 

To make your words clear-

And then leave it with your audience 

To do with that 

What they wish.

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