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Belief and faith are twins bonded by a common goal. Hope and salvation follow blindly and without reservation.
Identical human twins are a mystery that doctors, biologists and scientists still marvel at despite their centuries of research. The unspoken communication between twins hints at powers yet unveiled to the rest of us.
The destruction of twin towers in New York City forever changed our country into a nation of survivors slowly giving up our rights for a promise of security.
Then there are other twins in history, The Minnesota Twins, and The Twin Terrors. Celebrity twins are the rage on TV and the stage.
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He knows no boundaries.
His words are weapons and blessings. They start wars and form religions. The writer is only restrained by his imagination.
He creates other worlds and tears down fictional civilizations. With the power of the keyboard the writer surfs through subjects from ideology to philosophy effortlessly.
His words are building blocks for future generations. They excite. They cause fights. They bridge languages and customs carefully. They rhyme. They warn. They express love. They promise a better time.
The writer has a duty to entertain. To inform. To motivate. To teach. Nothing is ever out of his reach.
A bullet speeding at 1200 miles per hour suddenly frozen in time as the victim sees it coming. Lead incased in copper hovers in space, defying gravity, yet still eager to reach it’s destination. A lethal greeting coming from the shooter. Finally, deadly impact.
For a moment, the train seems to be far away. The man’s foot is stuck on the track making him captive to the hurdling engine coming his way. For a frozen moment he imagines getting loose. Impact.
A miracle baby is born and the parents world slows down and becomes frozen in love from that first moment.
In a time before time was even kept, the gods assembled on earth.
They came from throughout the universe, and galaxies far away. Each a splendid specimen of their race seeking dominion over the man creatures crawling out of caves.
The competition turned to war as the gods fought in the sky and on the earth. Conquering gods rose, and fell, with civilizations. Their otherworldly presence having influenced cultures from many nations.
The gods could be bloody, or benign.
Very few gods are worshipped today. Most have been slain by atheists. The end time draws near for the rest.
Hate is an acquired trait.
We’re not born hating the world around us. An infant has a clear conscience with the ability to love without reservation.
But so-called civilization infuses us with hate, as we struggle to survive in an unjust world. Blinded by hate, people lash out over ideologies and beliefs of others. Hate’s sidekick fear, leads the way and opens the doors to our eventual destruction.
Being cursed with the ability to hate, often for no good reason, is mankind’s bane. It’s an inverted cross to bear for all those who give in to hate without a fight.
Cats haven’t cornered the market on curiosity despite folklore and owners who claim they have.
Inquisitiveness is universal in the animal kingdom. Scholars use curiosity to discover truths and natural laws. Curiosity is one of the building blocks for civilization and exploration.
Without the strong urge to know, there wouldn’t be inventions. No honorable mentions. No progress. No hope for the future. No discoveries.
But we don’t have to worry about that. Curiosity among all species comes with their survival packages, with one caveat:
Curiosity can cause grief, and sometimes kills.
It’s a wise animal that uses curiosity carefully.
I spied a young illegal immigrant lying in the street
with bloody feet
asylum dreams crushed into the concrete
with nothing to eat
his goal incomplete
his hopes in full defeat
with nowhere to retreat
he quietly died there in the heat