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While you were bent on doing the wrong thing I made sure to send my soul to you. I wanted you to see me in you. I wanted you to really get a chance at being the best version of you. Sometimes I felt you pulling me to the other side of the world. A world where all things were wrong. A world where you pretended to be at peace just because you were doing what people wanted you to do.It felt all wrong but you insisted on doing it. I put up all signs to show you that you deserved a better life but you clearly became blind to ...
It was a long time ago when the dust settle in the eyes of a young energetic boy named, Prince. He never knew that the shadow of the dark has a secret place for him.It all started when Prince was a little child, he lived with his parents in a nearby community not too far from his school. Prince was a good boy at home but sometimes when he goes to school, he miss behave and fright with his friends, his parents never knew that he was growing up badly. One morning, Prince left his house very sad. His fathe...
The seasons change and so does my place. My rod keeps moving me forward and my dearest sheep follow my every step. Slowly we move forward towards the hills that lay between this and my goal. Despite the hill being more steep than necessary we have no big issues. This excludes my youngest sheep. I saw it moving upwards, the knees bend, coughing. With my dearest rod firmly in my hand I move faster towards this sheep. The s...
Charlie could not do it any longer. He carefully marked his place, sat his book down, and headed out of the room. He had been trying to read the same book for nearly six months. The noise had become far too distracting. Almost nothing would help anymore. They always came at the worst of times. He quickly checked his outfit in the mirror, and he went through the front door. As he was getting into his car, he noticed that ...
Get Out More. That's it, my big challenge, yet of all the fabulous awe-inspiring New Year's resolutions out there, this one paled in comparison. I mean, the effort required to achieve it would be as easy as stepping out of my house and well, getting out! That however wasn't so, and it hadn't been for years now.
I cannot remember the exact day or time I became shut out from the rest of the world but I rem...
With consciousness came the pain, it exploded through her being, every inch of her body hurt, she felt it in her bones, her muscles and her skin. The slightest movement of her head sent unbearable agony racing along the nerves of her body.
Through the pain she heard a calm voice speaking to her,
“Callie, wake up.” She ignored the voice as she ...
TW: child abuse, gun violence
The bishop began his homily, but I was only half paying attention. I could feel sweat gathering in my hands. Did I really want to do this? A year ago, I would’ve said,
“I’m never doing this!”
But now, I wasn’t so sure. Last year, I had stumbled in here. I had no home. No family. Well, not anymore. As soon as my parents found out what I did, they slammed the door in my face and told me to get lost. No real
"Cut! That's a wrap!" the director shouted when my cellular phone went off."Who could be calling at this unholy hour?" I almost grumbled but kept my temper at bay. "Hello." I said, hoping I didn't sound offensive."Hello Counselor, " the caller sounded distraught."Yes, I am Counsellor Catherine, What can I do for you?". I answered as evenly as I could."I'm Paz," she introduced herself,Paz, Her name means peace, but she sounded exactly the opposite. Did she realize what her name meant? Peace, calm, tranqui...
WE WERE HERE FOR YOU The giant neon sign was large enough to be seen for miles. As Gestas stood in line he thought, "well, this is going to take forever. " As far as lines went, this fell somewhere between the DMV and Black Friday at Walmarket. About thirty feet ahead of him was his "partner in crime," Dismas. He tried getting his attention, but thus far he could not get him to acknowledge him. He gave up when he saw what appeared...
Were always searching for reasons and change in life, so I ask God to intervein in my life, so I can live out the plain God design for me. I chose to do that because with God all things are possible. All we have to do is look around the area we live and start asking yourself what can I do to make a difference in someone's life are life in general, Then ask God. What do you need me to do? lead and guide me father and point me in the right direction. I've always had the heart to help people, I took care of my mom for 12 years with heart...
There were more stars over head then he could ever remember seeing in the night sky before, but then again he couldn’t remember much of anything since he’d left San Antonio. The thought of that comforted him and he smiled. He reached into his pack and pulled out a half empty bottle of cheap whiskey and he took a long swig straight from the bottle. He quickly returned it and continued his slow march down State rd. 89A.
He was Village champion in three occasions in traditional wrestling organized every three years by the elders in early sixties. During those era, real man was measured by the number of barns one has, how strong you are usually determine how many barns one has or wives you are qualified to marry. Mr. Aburi was and had all the qualities, that was how he landed his beautiful wife Mrs. Helen Aburi. The most beautiful girl of his era. He had seven kids with Helen before he died at age of 38 of complications herbalist controllin...
My name is Erza and today, May 3, is the day I turn eighteen. My best friend, or girlfriend, or something, Addie, lives in the house next door and she turns eighteen a week from today. We've always been close, so when i wanted our relationship to be more than friends I was confused at first. Addie has drifted apart recently. It makes more sense if I go back to around a month ago when I first told her I had feelings for ...
This is a tricky statement and a rather thought-provoking one.
My job as a caregiver (pastor).
As I thought about what the role of a pastor entails I thought about caring for lost souls, I thought about teaching and discipling. I thought about having a heart for the fatherless and bowels of compassion for the marginalized.
Each day I think about the many caps that such an individual...
Trigger warning: self harm, suicidal ideation, substance abuse
Change they say is constant, but Chisom felt the same way every year since the death of her parents. It wasn’t that she willed herself to be depressed, things weren’t just working out for her.
Her caretaker had demanded that she had a month to pay her rent, or she’d park out of the lodge, her grades were dropping the more time she s...
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