When I think about "powerful writing," I would point to the piece that I wrote for a website about the late South African female soccer player Eudy Simelane.
Blood poured from my chin onto my chest. It’s a regrettable thing, to be bleeding, to be bleeding in public. And then not to be aware that you are bleeding.
The Greek historian Herodotus called the Baltic the “Amber Sea” to acknowledge the yellow, brown, and orange fragments of ancient tree remains that could be found along the shore.
A link to a link to a link: Joshua M. Paiz in ELT Research Bites on ethics and second-language writers.