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Life is not a holiday at the beach where children build sand castles and play with pebbles.

It is a fight for survival and a battle against the ever scheming, always furious arch enemy of God and man.

Everyone is involved in the warfare. Unfortunately not everybody wins.

Some ignore the battle with endless hopeless hopes it will automatically go away and are consequently wiped out by the unsparing enemy.

Others are ignorant of the devices of the devil and are consequently destroyed.

A few are dogged and fight to finish.

Which are you?

If you desire dominion here on earth, you most fight the good fight of faith.

If you must enjoy life here on earth, you must get outta your comfort zone and go dare your fears.

Believe in yourself. Yes you can! End of story.

Doubt your fears. Fear limits you. It cripples you. It kills! Snap off it!

Keep your heads up. You’re not inferior to any superior. Alright? Keep your head upright, walk like you got this under control, and go make the win.

Smile always. It’s therapeutic. Smiles makes the burden less burdensome. It draws beautiful curves on your wrinkled soul and beams rays of hope on hopelessness. So smile like you don’t care.

Don’t give up. Only cowards tuck tails between legs and do the run. You’re bigger than that task. Man up! Girl up! Dare! Defy! Don’t ever give up! It’s not an option.

Do not forget to remember:
No one said life’s all rosy. If you fall, cry, weep, then get up, dust your garment, hit the road and go make the best out of 2019.

Congratulations! You’ll make it!

#Pengician #SSA

Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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