The Stories

The Whispers Around

Preamble

It’s already a new year and I know it has been a while since I posted anything here but I’ve been around and the small break I’ve had (it actually seems much longer to me) provided me with the opportunity to take a back seat and look at things differently. I’ve been able to learn quite a lot in the process and I’m making a few adjustments here and there which I believe will make me a better person and a better writer while at it. We are always on the learning curve so let’s see how it goes…

The Whispers Around

I always saw them around and they saw me as well. We always had questions about each other but being Me; they had to try and find answers. They thus threw in their suggestions and I guess my way of life irked them, or something of the sort. That feeling of anger tried to force its way through me but somehow I was still calm.

I was already trending around town and their whispers are actually right, though not today: They’re still playing catch up. I’m already smiling as I write this and I’m on my way to laughter. They’re coming from a negative place but here I am heading to the positive…

I think of where I want to be and it seems I’m already living the dream but it’s just on a different scale. I‘m eliciting reactions and that is enough proof of my existence. Through their whispers they try to bring me down but instead they help me get closer to my destiny (and it was at this point that he realized it is not about one’s will…)

All hail to their whispers; they’ve brought me back to the paper…

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I Am (As Good as I am Bad)

I am who they say I am. I am all that they say. I am, and I cannot hate myself for who I am. I love myself. I have to love myself…

They raise all sorts of definitions and whether right or wrong, they still refer to me; I am as good as I am bad and so all of it might just be right…

The mind games provide the insight and they prove themselves as worthy individuals. The thoughts get in a run in of some sorts and in the end they lead to the light…

They help him see his greatness and in turn he realizes their greatness as well – because of their guidance and direction. The challenges they put up made him smile…

It is all true: whatever is on your mind, what you have heard, what you’ve been told, what you have seen and what you’re going to see and hear. I am…

 

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He Was…

He was there among them and they got to see him. He was one of them but something about him struck them. He stood out and this was brought about by his difference. They saw how he acted and it either excited or disturbed them. His actions were the trigger. He was the trigger…

They tried to lead him in a certain way and at times he tried to follow but at other times even with the will there, it just didn’t happen. When he followed them he failed miserably on their part but it is by doing so that he saw he actually didn’t need to. He was best himself…

They will keep talking and thinking about him but it is their duty. As you can see, these are the results and they truly are; magnificent. He is aware that good and bad things will happen but that there’s always a silver lining. It will be said that he is this and that but when he leaves, many will be left wondering who he was…

He is interested in himself and that is why he cannot blame them for their interest in him as well – He is quite the case study. He is, and one day he will become he was to later become he…

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The Fire is On

He began to feel the heat and judging from previous experiences he knew what it was. He could hear its whispers as it called out his name. It became louder by the minute and he became drawn in eventually…

There had been signs along the way and the thrill that he was now feeling confirmed his destination. Others around him felt the heat as well and they gave their valid inputs. He starts looking at the possible happenings but he knows he can’t really figure it out, and the excitement builds up from there…

A series of recent events are played back in his mind and they inform the revelations. He calls out his name and it invokes a certain sense of pride. He is surely getting where he needs to be and that is why he keeps looking over his shoulder…

He tries to remain calm as it burns and the reactions that come with it create beautiful results. He knows he needs to feel the heat to grow and it becomes a manifestation of his actions. His mind is always disturbed for many are those that wish to put the fire out. They however provide invaluable knowledge in the process for this fire still manages to survive the extinguishing attempts. The fire makes him feel alive and it brings a whole different person into the picture. It is there to bring light into the world and we should all pray that it keeps burning…

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Actions and Thoughts…

He acted too fast and managed to portray an image that now seemed unlikely. He was acting with this image in mind but hadn’t really thought about it. He could see that he was responsible for the problems that ensued as other people were also added into the picture. The boundaries were drawn up and this is a testament of what went on between his actions and thoughts…

As he pressed on with his actions he moved much closer to matching the image. The only thing that was left was the confirmation but the lingering created the inquiries. He had acted in excitement and he may have managed to mislead those thoughts. The match had not yet been made and as such a slight window of opportunity to escape remained…

The other parties created the conflict as they presented better matches for him; or so he thought. The false image limits his actions with them and he thus remains on the conservative path. He was there again facing his greatest weakness; they always distracted his mind – he thought of them whether they were around or not. They are always a sight to behold, and he does not brag but the thought crosses his mind. Their names have been added to the cast and in spite of what happens or has happened between them, they will have to appreciate the time they got…

They appear before him and once his desire is turned on, he figures out a way to know and be known (He always nails those) He thought of doing something and at times he did. He loved the results but at times they left him utterly disappointed and bitter. At other times as well he refrained from acting due to one reason or the other and he remained not knowing what was possible…

There have been a lot of stories created in the past and there’re more that will continue to unfold: stories about him, stories about them and stories between and among them. They still keep coming and they without a doubt confuse him a lot. That confusion keeps him actively engaged and continues to take him to places he’s never been…

He remains grateful for the time that they give him and the knowledge that they pass on to him. He also hopes that they get a thing or two from him and that their interactions sowed a seed…

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Where is Home?

He had thoughts of this place where he would be at ease. He would occasionally find himself in these places but it never really quite happened. This knocked him out once in a while and it cast a deep shadow over who he was. There was light at the end of the tunnel though as he knew quite a lot about himself and maybe he did like the difference; he actually did. His life is something else…

His problem was brought about by how it affected the others. Their reactions really pushed him and maybe he was overreacting but then again, he is who he is. The mixed feelings make all the difference. He hopes they can be patient enough to understand what is happening but he cannot blame them if they don’t. They will unfortunately be the ones that came and went…

He found himself with them but in as much as he tried his best he always managed to get lost. He would disappear and go far away leaving them behind. There would be pointers that sought to bring him back but somehow many were the times they went past him. It surely was difficult to deal with him and that is why he can only recognize those that get over the hurdle…

He is happy most of the times when he’s alone but at times he wishes there were others around him. He also enjoys himself when he’s with others but at times he wishes he was back alone. These are the intrigues that surround him and he is forced to ask himself where he belongs. Where is home?

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Take Me Away

He’s been to all these places and he’s experienced the difference. He remains in one place though – under one roof. The different places have all kinds of experiences. This is brought about by the different people there and their varying actions, the different sights and scenes, the different sounds of the day and night, the different vibes and moods…He surely does prefer certain places to others but he still finds himself in these other places and he knows they help him too…

At that particular moment in time he was at one of his favorite spots. This liking was influenced by the soothing sounds, the fresh air, the crystal clear and wider view; the bigger picture. He loved every moment of it. His flow of thought was quite fluid. Woe unto you…

There was the world out there, where he was, and that is where there was a problem. He saw the power of the enemy whose influence was great and he had managed to get a huge following. His followers spread the evil – how unlike themselves they were becoming. They turned on themselves and as always divide and conquer was the way…

That was a place he always tried to keep distance from. He did not want to become them for he knew he would do it so profoundly. The wrath that would be unleashed would have a devastating effect. As such the challenge remained keeping away. Take him away. Take me away from here…

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