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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Diamond Joe


Sometimes known as the Reaper, Joe has the ability to dazzle people with his eyes.  In this persona of the Grim, huge diamonds fill his otherwise vacant eye sockets.  Moreover, when dressed in his tuxedo, top hat, and walking cane, Joe is an attractive sight to humans who "want it all" without having to pay one red cent or for that matter, even breaking a sweat.  However, if you decide to go into "business" with Joe, eventually you will have to pay up, like it or not, when you least expect it; there is no such thing as a free lunch.  When you make a deal with a devil for fame and money, your soul is demanded as payment ( in this post, soul refers to your conscience, ethics, and morals....if you had any to start with).  That payment is due when the devil demands it, not when you want to pay it ( I know, redundant, but sometimes repeating something  helps people to grasp the point).  What  is better?  Living your life to its fullest and earning your own way or trading your soul, your principles, for ill gotten material things?  A good life belongs to those people who live and work an honest life.  Their lives are remembered with praise by those that they have left behind; love and honor is the true prosperity.  Those who have sold their souls for a false prosperity are despised at death; despised not necessarily because of that false material wealth, but how they got their hands on it.  Admit it, a garbageman has an honorable job; a drug dealer does not.  Those folks find out that when Diamond Joe comes to collect, they can't take their shit with them.  By that time, it's too late to cancel the contract.

                                                    Copyright @2012 Terry Unger    

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