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Taking Stock

I stood in a place so silent that the wind spoke to me,
It told me that it would stir the meadow grasses whether I listened or not,
That it would whisper in the branches of the trees endlessly,
That it would continue to move across the world long after I had been forgot,
I stood in a place so silent that the birds sang to me,
They told me that I would outlast their brief existence, but not th...

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Echoing Stars

Know that you are forever loved,

That the stars in your skies,

Are the light in my eyes,

And the echos of its brilliance will forever be reflected in them.

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Memento Mori

I've enjoyed the majority of my life so far, against the odds,

And surprised myself and the watching god's as I wrote my story,

But the passage of my days was eased by learning one small phrase,

And repeating it to myself each day, "Memento Mori,

"Remember you must die,"  and that is why,

You must value every moment of the passing days,

It isn't always easy to be grateful, but yo...

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