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The Struggle is Real Sometimes, Brother

Or so it's what I choose to believe,  
clearing all those hurdles of contrast
nonchalantly blocking our way.  

Go around! Rise above! Dig under!  
some would say; in all honesty. . .  
I've ignorantly advised the same.  
 
But, there are times mountain heights  
are too much for fledgling wings—  
not to mention bordering ravines,  
 
their eager throats swallowing missteps;  
and, don't discount the solid-rock base  
bending the sharpest shovel's blade.  
 
No, not all advice is sound nor sage;  
'maybe it's best you just sit in place  
until a path opens itself willingly'
.  
 
We may not be able to reason the delay;  
however, it could be that the Universe  
saved our life, or blocked a ghastly mistake.  
 
It's what I choose to believe anyway.  
~
Ahavati
Author's Note
Text in response to the pic my brother sent me on a somewhat "bad" day he was having: "The struggle is real sometimes, brother. Maybe it's best you just sit in place until a path opens itself...
Text in response to the pic my brother sent me on a somewhat "bad" day he was having: "The struggle is real sometimes, brother. Maybe it's best you just sit in place until a path opens itself willingly."
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