THE TIRED LIONS

To all the old lions. To all the tired lions. To all those who have walked this earth a long time. You are not done. I know you have fought. I know you have a sacrificed. I know that you have waited. But I say to you, the waiting is almost over. We need you. We need...

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EVERYTHING WE DO

Everything we do, everything we say, and everything we build should be for the advancement of other people. We were not created to just create for ourselves or to prosper for our own pleasure. But in everything we do, we should do to pick up those alongside us and...

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THE LOW PLACE

It happens. We wake up, stare in the mirror, and find ourselves hating what we see. Dried out skin, bloodshot eyes, and that sinking feeling within ourselves. Our steps feel heavy and our words slur in conversation. We feel defeat. We feel sad. We feel low. They will...

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HOLD ON CHILDREN

Hold on children. Hold on to that dream, that vision, and that life you wish to build for yourself. For the time is now. The time to shake, to move, to dance, to sing, to create, and to shift the constructs of culture in such a way that has never been seen before. You...

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STRANGE AND BEAUTIFUL

The world is a strange and beautiful place. Filled with faces and voices and songs passed down by kings and poets. This is your world, your time and your life. This is your chance to take your place among the ones who have gone before you. For their songs are...

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BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD

Before we move forward. Before we leave this year behind. Before we make our list of changes that need to happen, let us remember all the changes we have already made. We often forget how much we’ve changed. How much we’ve grown. How far we really have come. We can be...

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NO REASON TO BE AFRAID

There’s no reason to be afraid. There’s no reason to be afraid of anyone or anything. Fear is an interesting thing. It is always there. It always with us. It is always speaking. But at the end of the day, what is fear? Fear is a great story teller. It loves to tell us...

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LOOK HOW WE’VE ALL CHANGED

Look how we’ve all changed. Not just our faces, not just our hair, not just our outward appearance, but we as people have changed. It is interesting to look back on your life and see all the changes that have happened. The good ones, the bad ones, the ones we were...

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ONWARD

It had over taken him, like a sweet summer rain softly pouring from the sky. The hour had come to walk through the trees and step into the moss covered hollow that had once been the home of his dear little friend. He heard the sound of the wind blowing through the...

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MOUNTAIN UPROOTED

And there stood a great mountain, a mountain that no man thought could be moved. But then the mountain was uprooted, set ablaze and tossed into the sea. And in the place of the mountain was a vast army, with banners of many colors and many people and many races...

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FREEDOM

The sweet scent of emerald trees came swooshing down and filled my nostrils.I felt the cool, green grass brush against the soles of my tired feet. I knelt down and began to wash my hands, the blood dried and caught within the cracks and creases of my fingers and...

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WHEN WE WANT TO GO BACK

What happens when we want to go back? Back to the memories. Back to the places that seem so far away. Back to the ones we lost along the way. We find ourselves sitting there alone in the evening. The sound of wind howling outside our walls and the silver rays of...

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GOOD EVENING DOUBT

Good evening doubt. I didn’t know you were coming by tonight. I see you are making yourself at home. Making yourself comfortable as you always do. You’ve been away for a long time doubt and to be honest I had almost forgotten about you. But here you are again, sitting...

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THE FOREST OF MORNING BY DAVID MOUM: GUEST POST

The grey morning light breaks the mold, that a darkened night tends to hold, A cool mist lays upon the hearth, spreading a blanket sheen in the sun's berth. Under a bed of fallen needle and leaf, sleeps a spent and drowsy coon thief. Worn and sullen from a night’s...

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ALL THINGS DEAD

Can you hear the thunder? Do you see the lighting? Can you feel the rain beating down upon the dry ground that screams for life? Hear it now. See it now. Feel it now. For the time has come for all things dead to live again. For bones shall shake and snap and come...

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TO BECOME STRONGER

What is it to become stronger? To become better. To become unshakable. To become unmoved. We all want to be stronger. Better. Tougher. The world would be easier if we were stronger. Tougher. Unshakable. We would not be knocked down so easily. We would not fall at a...

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I QUIT LEARNING BY SAM HUNT: GUEST POST

I quit learning. I have to. Because as long as I choose to learn, I will never choose to do. Maybe you’re not like me, maybe you harness the spectrum of the universe into some concentrated energy, pointing you like a laser at your target of choice. Maybe you see the...

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THE ALMOST KID

Almost kid. You almost did it. You almost finished. You almost made it. You almost made it happen. You almost climbed that mountain. You almost made it to the top. You almost finished the book. You almost made it work. You almost got there. But you didn’t. You played...

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WHEN WE COME BACK

When we go away we don’t always come back the same do we? No something always changes when we come back. Something shifts. A mindset. A viewpoint. The world around us. Something is different because of where we've been. What we've seen. The world we've encountered....

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OF WINDS & SHADOWS

Dark winds and black shadows passed over the city as it slept. Soft whispers and the nasty spells spoke of destruction and peril. The days of darkness had taken its toll upon the city near the sea. Grown men shuttered and children whimpered at the sound of the witches...

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WITHOUT LOVE

I am convinced of this. That anything I do, anything I say, anything I accomplish, that without love, it means nothing. If I feed the hungry. If I change the world. If I give away everything I have and everything I am but it does not come from love, it is nothing. I...

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LONELY CHILD

I see you, lonely child. I hear you. I know you. I am right beside you. “But I cannot see you,” the lonely child says. “I cannot feel you. I cannot hear you.” I know. But I am here. Keep going. Keep striving. Keep pressing forward. Keep pressing on. I have given you...

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CHILDREN OF THE DAY

The screams of the innocent fill the skies and the streets run red with their blood. Cries of hate and rage emerge from the shadows. Those of the night speak their curses and plunge their jagged pieces of steel into our brothers and sisters. Darkness surrounds our...

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I SEE FIRE

I see fire. A great consuming fire, burning across the lands and overtaking the fields of the earth. It engulfs everything in its path. It devours all who stand in its way. It burns, and grows, and rages with its terrible teeth of red and orange. It is unstoppable. It...

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