She opened her eyes and pushed away the darkness of eternity. Not yet ready to submit to that unknown journey. She embraced her life for one more day.
Happy memories gave her strength to ignore her dying body. Her pale eyes still reflected determination and an active imagination.
Her fierce soul fought to stay one more day. She would not let her life slip away silently like it never happened.
Grasping for each hour like a sinking swimmer she held on until the next dawn when her soul let go leading her towards a bright glow and an eternal rainbow.
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Woz waited by the doorway to the labyrinth for the green light to come on. He was a professional gamer who traveled around the galaxies taking on challenges created by the Game Changer. The challenges always incorporated alternate realities, and reality.
The red light was on a timer. When it changed Woz entered the maze of dimly lit tunnels and followed the directions written in laser lights on the smooth metal walls. This challenge involved finding a crystal key to open the door to eternity.
When Woz encountered a door he went in without hesitation. The inhabitants inside bowed and called him an angel. He ignored them and went back to the endless passages seeking the crystal key.
Eons passed in the lonely search. Worlds were created and destroyed. Civilizations rose and fell into dust. Woz wandered from one dimension to the next, always re-appearing in the luminous tunnels. Never losing sight of his goal to find the crystal key.
During a time of solar systems defying gravity for gamers like Woz, he emerged from the maze to witness the birth of a dwarf planet and discovered a crystal cave. Inside, there hung hundreds of identical crystal keys swaying to gentle hidden melodies. They were bathed in a blue light.
Because the Game Changer doesn’t play by any rules, he had nothing better to do than make fools of gamers like Woz, who saw the challenge for what it was, but still played the game. Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
I was always told to know when to draw and when to fold. That playing Poker was more than a game of chance if you’re bold
A straight flush will always buy baby new shoes. If you miss drawing an inside straight you’ll get the blues. Four of a kind is usually good news
You have to have the right stuff to successfully bluff or it’s going to be tough to win
Cheaters and card sharks are always looking for easy marks playing for larks.
Some games get serious quickly and are not a pretty thing to see. If you’re a bystander it’s always smart to flee
Players play until all hours of the day. As long as there are two players they’ll stay, until one can no longer pay
Flying bats wearing tiny hats pursued a family of rats who recently arrived to live at a community zoo
the elephants protested and so did a kangaroo
the lions and tigers had their say
the monkey’s were furious all day
the zebras simply didn’t care
the bears didn’t know they were there
the aadvarks put out an alert
and they all hid in the dirt
the exotic birds didn’t have much to say
they were just happy to fly and play
the polar bears didn’t stare
because they were unaware
the hippos bathing in pools
thought the rats were fools
the only ones glad to see the rat family
were the snakes… waiting patiently
here we go
starting off slow
dancing the Bolero
Then the Tango
followed by the Disco
and a fancy fandango
morphing into a mambo
quickly followed by a Calypso
until it’s time to Go Go!
It’s no secret that we all want to be happy
the first key is to practice positivity
the second key is avoid negativity
the third key is belief in humanity
the fourth key is striving for sincerity
the fifth key is being open to jocularity
the sixth key is to avoid polarity
the seventh key call no one an enemy
the eighth key let people see your authenicity
the ninth key is practicing empathy
the tenth key is living morally
after years of waiting impatiently
I found you
these past years
have been full of tears
searching for you
trying to discover
my soulmate and lover
were a dream once upon a time
a cry for the sublime
have touched my heart
I never want to be apart