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|The greatest robber of life|
The biggest robber baron in life is discouragement. When we come to a point where we want to give up, and we feel as if we have done all that we know how to do; and it is just not enough; in quiet desperation, we give up.
All we had hoped for; all the dreams that we carried with us for a life time; gone. Then we take our seemingly old bodies, tired minds, and we find a place to lie down to succumb to one of the major tragedies in a person's life. We die, but we are still breathing. Life is still in our bodies. A tragic quandary. What is left for us to do?
The slow journey from the peek of accomplishments to the valley of dry bones has become the home for darkness. The abode of depression. The closets for sealed tombs of losses. Recollections of times left better forgotten.
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Robert Charles Payne is an inspirational writer who lives in West Monroe. He can be contacted by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.