Fear can be the cement block weighing you down 1000 ft below the surface.
Hope can be the wings that lend lift to your soul 1000 ft above the clouds.
Despair can be the inky scent of swamp and graveyards.
Peace can be the clean-smelling air after the rainstorms.
Family can be a group of strangers of one accord.
Destruction can be a single word of pain and hurt.
Battles won can be a single, spoken “No”.
Surrender can be silence in the face of adversity.
Success can be one step, taken every day.
Failure can be one stop along the way.
Birth can be a strangled inhale.
Death, a solemn exhale.
Life can be fear and hope delving into peace and despair, wrapped round family and destruction with battles and surrender striving to make success out of failure and celebrate the birth despite the deaths.
Life can be one second, of every hour of every day.
Life can be a laugh, a smile, exhilaration, and play.
Life… is what you make it.