Tag Archives: Reflecting

Snowflake

You can smell it in the breeze. Screams. Blood. Fire. The aroma of despair, The scent of greed, The odor of selfish desire. Uneducated masses, Inbred and Sitting on their asses, Wallowing in filth, Whose answers Always involve a gun. … Continue reading

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An Ode to Matt and Nathan

My parents warned me about you. You were devils Seductively knocking, Leaving ancient tomes at my door. They’d rather I Swallow pills and die Then learn what you gave me; An escape, A gateway, Brothers, You taught me to open … Continue reading

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The Point of Honesty

“When I learned to love myself, to accept all the broken parts, the ghosts of my past could no longer bind me; could no longer hold me in so much stagnant water. I was at last free.” -Basil Fish It … Continue reading

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To Feel It All Overwhelming

I feel everything. It’s overwhelming, and I can’t turn it off. I can’t make it go away. I don’t just see the hurt and brokenness around me, I feel it as if it were my own. Maybe this is why … Continue reading

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Haunted Memories: A Flashback

In the short time I’ve studied paranormal investigation, I’ve learned much about the tools and theories of the field. Before moving, I joined up with a local paranormal research society and took part in a couple of investigations. My first … Continue reading

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New Shores

I’ve been without a computer for weeks now. It sits, carefully packed, in a box from our move. As my family and I have been rearranging our lives so completely, I just haven’t had time to make that box a … Continue reading

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Nostalgia Gripped Heart in a Sea of Green

I walked passed that field nearly every day. It was a wild patch of land surrounded by growing housing developments, apartment complexes, and an ugly mint green retirement home. I often wondered what kind of magic inhabited the land to … Continue reading

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Enough is Enough

We are a melting pot. A mixture of cultures, ideas, values, beliefs, religions. Our differences make us unique and ought make us the greatest country on earth as we draw together as a community for the greater good of our … Continue reading

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Hallowed Friday the 13th

My mother lived with certainty that our family suffered under a potent generational curse. In her youth she experienced what she believed to intensive paranormal activity, and she was involved in witchcraft and occult practices. As I understood it, she … Continue reading

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No Angel, But a Saint: Ten Years Later

“The Christian meaning of death is revealed in the light of the Paschal Mystery of the Death and Resurrection of Christ in whom resides our only hope. The Christian who dies in Christ Jesus is ‘away from the body and … Continue reading

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Breaking Through to Healing

It was the first time I had seen her post in a long time. She shared her wedding photo, and I was so excited for her. Finally after many years she had tied the knot with someone she deeply loved. … Continue reading

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There Is Hope

I spoke to him on the phone for the first time in years, and I was surprised by how his demeanor had softened. Much of the competitive edge had smoothed down, and I saw a genuineness in his desire to … Continue reading

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The Act of Making Love with the Dead

When I was in high school I wrote a four-page hand-written poem about the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. It was written as an epic battle between God and Satan over the souls of men. Very Joseph Campbell collides … Continue reading

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The First Wall

It has been a rough morning. My body is still adjusting to a dramatic change in medication. I ache. My mind feels clouded. Replaying in my head are the words, I CAN’T DO THIS! I’m staring at the first wall. Myself. My … Continue reading

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Smoke and Fire

She talks to God through men who take her prayers and toss them from hand to hand examining them for tones and octaves of dissent. She knows this, and perfectly picks her words to prove her loyalty; to prove her … Continue reading

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