The Greatest
Once I wanted to be the greatest
No wind or waterfall could stall me
And then came the rush of the flood
Stars at night turned deep to dust
Melt me down
Into big black armour
Leave no trace of grace
Just in your honor
Lower me down
Culprit south
Make ’em wash a space in town
For the lead
And the dregs of my bed
I’ve been sleeping
Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the grounds
For the later parade
Once I wanted to be the greatest
Two fists of solid rock
With brains that could explain any feeling
Lower me down
Pin me in
Secure the
When did wanting to be the greatest, at whatever we pursued, stop? When did we give up on ourselves? Wasn’t life supposed to hit our chest like a pebble on our armor or did it knock the breath out of us? Did we chest up and throw ourselves back at life?! When did we quit pursuing our dreams? The time can start now for new pursuits, for us to carve out new paths and let the feelings of hope arise once more. Maybe your body is old but the mind is strong. Tonight find a horizon to look out over and plan your next mission. Let the sun set on the past and pursue a powerful future.

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Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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