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surrounded by fear
And a haze
like static on a screen…
Where am I?
Suddenly out of nowhere
appears a shadow without a face-
He says, “You shall know.”
“I’m lost,” I admit in desperation.
“Come with me; I’ve traveled every constellation.”
I cringe; how can I trust an invisible face?
But he places his hand on my shoulder,
and his touch feels real.
I have to ask him, “Do you truly exist?”
All he answers is, “You shall know.”
He takes my hand and urges me to take a step.
“I can’t see the ground below me.”
“Take a step, and you shall know,” he assures me.
The haze begins to clear when I let myself walk,
and then I see that I’m on Heaven’s bridge.
A smile appears on the shadow man’s face,
a smile I used to know.
“I hate to say this, but I told you so!” he teases, just like the man I used to know.
“Now will you follow me?”
“Yes,” I say, “I wish again to know.”
"Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not."-Jeremiah 33:3, King James Version
"Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path."-Psalm 119:105, New Living Translation
The present and future are not about who you were in the past-rather, they are about who you are and who you will become.
"Writing is truly glorious in that an author can put on paper the words that fear denies the voice to speak."-from my short story, "Set Free"
"...What you feel is what you are;
What you are is beautiful..."
-from "Slide" by the Goo Goo Dolls
Life surprises you! And I'm talking about the good stuff, because a bad surprise is not a surprise at all, it is just shock and horror. All of these good surprises, they are rewards, and the things that happen to remind you that you matter and that you should make yourself faithful so that you can be deserving of all of life's good surprises. Every wonderful surprise in life is a chance to flourish, so grab life by the horns-but don't ride, steer instead: life's horns are life's joystick. You can handle it, because your life's horns are made especially for you. If you don't give up, all of this will hold true and life will continue to surprise you.
Aubri, a. k. a. "Leopard Lady"