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You Can Only See the Light When it’s Dark

Do not seek the darkness, my son,

For the darkness will find you.

Neither turn nor shy from it,

For it cannot hurt you.

It can only show you what is:

The shadows provide depth and dimension;

They display how messed up the world is,

But that it doesn’t have to stay that way.

They make you see we are all victims,

But we can choose how to live with our pain.

Do not throw your hands up in defeat

When your hardest work has been for nothing.

Keep dreaming your dreams;

Reach for the highest branch,

For the world is better with you in it.

Author of super-hero/sci books, False Alarm (2015), The Power Club (2017) and The Secret Club (2020). He lives on the fringes of the middle of the Midwest.

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