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Your struggle, my struggle, our struggle is very real. Contrary to how some people may be skedaddling around as if they are on top of the world and untouchable, that is just a temporary ruse.
The struggle is very real. We sometimes say art imitates life, but it seems like life is imitating art in the most discouraging and disastrous way. It feels like hope is being sucked out of you by an invisible magnet leaving you feeling listless, confused, unproductive, and defeated.
The struggle is real and we don’t need an analyst to tell us that. We feel it, we see it, we live it. Oh, what shall we do? You can take medication, but if the root of the problem that’s weighing you down remains rooted and is not eradicated within your spirit, you could be on the road to a medically induced coma by disassociation with life.
The struggle is real y’all and it ain’t going nowhere if you roll into a permanent fetal position of fear. We acknowledge that the struggle has slapped us, punched us in the gut, and tried to zap our freedom by making us a prisoner in our own fears and anxieties. We are sprawled on the floor not wanting to get up, but we must. Yes, we acknowledge that those struggles are real and it seems like evil is winning, but deep down we know that the most unlikely thing will bring those sinister forces down.
The struggle is so real y’all. As I write this I am reminded that while I may go there, you know “there”…that place where depression can choke the living crap out of you and tries to toss you into an incinerator of nonexistence, the voice of mercy said NO! I have to remember that I possess a power within, a power so deep that may look subservient to that struggle but is overwhelmingly more powerful to overcome it than I think.
The struggle is real. While it does not seem fair and looks like a grave injustice, we remain resilient, although weakened and dismayed, we refuse to falter to the whims of a satanical control panel. We can’t and we won’t give up!
Yep, the struggle is real and incomprehensible, but our hope is our strength and we need our hope to get to where our victory lies. Courage is our trojan horse.
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