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The orator was magnificent and the entire hall was spellbound by the masterful craft of intonation, gesture, platitudes and command of the english language. The audience, made up of top brass of the military in smart khakis, intelligence officers of the covert and not so opaque persuasion plus a smattering of high rollers in the corporate and government echelons all sat in rapt attention, their eyes a window into the mind as imagination of the world being described from the lectern whirled in their heads. The hope of a nation sat in attendance and a call to action was being made to spur these leaders to action.
as the hall emptied out and people began to disperse, i couldn’t help but be saddened by what inevitably occurred. just as ice begins to melt in sunlight and evaporation reduces the liquid to vapor, so did exposure to the reality of the world they walked back into begin to erode their most recent utopian expectations. life, it seems, and the rigors thereof has a way of draining the most optimistic of souls unless they are capable of holding onto something with a higher calling than the outcomes of battles faced from day to day. was the talk all filibuster i wondered or was there someone in the audience, anyone, willing to rise up, take the mantle in both hands, release a battle cry and deliver this nation from its self annihilation.
The almighty god created a perfect universe, all intricately aligned to sustain life on earth. he then placed his most sophisticated and wonderfully made being on earth to subdue and dominate all of creation but we stumbled and fell introducing death and decay. From then on till a date yet unknown, order and progress, conquests and discoveries require one, a single individual, bold enough to see beyond the obstacles, courageous enough to challenge the norms and fearless enough to go against the tide. leaders who carry a much higher calling than those around them and capable of rallying even the most disheartened of men to perform exploits beyond their imagination. without such, any speech, no matter how great, regardless of its motivational powers, will remain mere words waiting for the one that will bring it to life. are you the one? May god inspire you to lead where others fail today. For your comments, contributions, connect with me here: @TonyeCole1 on Twitter.