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Unclear Choices

Cristian Marin   |   May 31, 2016

What steps to make, what choice to take.
Which, will not be a mistake, two three four different rides, all leading to various truths or lies,  
but only one is filled with certain success, doesn’t mean you won’t find pain or stress.
Yet paths aren’t certain and the destination isn’t always clear,
Many times the unknown paralyzes us with fear.
Thousands of footsteps mark the roads and
Then, there’s the one where the grass overgrows
Narrow and forgotten but light shines in its entrance
Many argue that there is also a divine holy presence
Fear drives us away, and this might be kind of cliché but
Paths cross each other like spaghetti on a plate  
One wrong move and you can be on a path to destruction
Many times the right choice always has a form of obstruction
But in the light, the path becomes imminent, and the choice is revealed.
It was right there, in front of our face, it was never concealed.

Cristian Marin is a 2015-16 NBA XPLOR Resident in Quad Cities, IL/IA, a partnership with Cedar Memorial Christian Church in Davenport, First Christian Church of Davenport, First Christian Church of Moline, the Illinois and Wisconsin Region, the Upper Midwest Region, and Eureka College. Cris serves at Quad Cities Interfaith.

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