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Heroins Guise Does Blossom

By: Jared Ford
West Virginia "Almost Heaven"
 ironic foreshadowing the minds infected the hearts distracted their attention directed to the new ruler of Heaven new savior of the forgotten There's a new hero in town and her name is Heroine
GIVE ME YOUR OPPRESSED  and I'll give them Opiates!  Oxycontin, or Percocet or Roxys, or Fentanyl! fuss not over the name for the results all the same! an escape from your worries, an escape from your life
 So come out of that log cabin, Climb aboard this bandwagon! Think not of your wife or the toil and strife of a pressing days labor, half the wage of your neighbor.

No need to make amends
to deter your fleeing friends.
Just frequent the drugstore and I'll settle the score. I'll cleanse their memory
from any future reverie. All aboard the Death Wagon, I've got a seat just for you!
Herein lies the problem,
Heroins guise does blossom:
In a land where those who feel flawed,
unworthy of God,
are lost in it's heavenly f…
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I kicked the snow off my boot, placed it in the bindings, and strapped the snowboard to my feet. I was just about to kick off when I noticed a fresh path above me, off to the left. I could huff it up there and that could be my fresh powder… Ok, screw it. I undid my straps and started trudging up through the deep snow when — OW! What the fuck? My left ear was being electrocuted, causing my head to twitch to the side. I ripped off my sunglasses and the pain stopped.
What? It felt as if that electrical surge was coming from the end of my sunglasses. I picked them up, squeezed on the end of the left side, and noticing a small bulge within, proceeded in trying to crush it.  That’s when I thought I had truly lost it, because I could have sworn I heard sounds squeaking out of it…
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2018 By: Jared Ford
Again and again, I must say adios another orbit, comes to a close In my reverie, A wave I ride The crests, the troughs, the praises, the scoffs the tears, the smiles fresh for a while
End this year, Begin again Collect your goals, and set your sights Focus your aim, prepare if you must but loosen the reigns, in this, trust what happens — happens. release your control, follow the soul
  Find the center     the crests & the troughs the praises & the scoffs the smiles & the tears  Sure to appear, this here new year
Discover the balance
and when  it is found
stay there for a while

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He said: I love you man. I'm so glad we're friends.
I love you too brotha, wink face, I replied I'm waiting—Still waiting, How long must I abide? They're saying you're gone?? But... this talk isn't over, This can't be the end, this day in October
I have so much to say! No... Please... Just respond!

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"Shh... listen? Do you hear that?" Mikey leaned forward and flicked off the lantern, plunging us into absolute darkness.  
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"Voices. Far off. Unintelligible, but definitely voices" he whispered. My brother's typically bombastic voice rarely reduces to a whisper, so I knew he was sincere. This was not good.

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The sensation of weight, drags my heart low within,
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As stories are told & pictures are shown.

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Preserved in the past, let them not die in vain.
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Let it permeate your thoughts, that cowardly sniper!
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You guys like fruit?

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What if everything you’ve ever believed was wrong? If everything you take for granted and assume as fact, is just plain wrong… Look around you. Pick an item, anything... Odds are, you are looking at something very hard and solid. Touch it. Feel how solid it is, there is no denying that its right in front of you, that it is indeed a solid mass, right?
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