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Saving a World/#Book Preview

In these most trying of times I am working to finish the book that seeded itself in my heart and soul over ten years ago.  I wanted to share a bit of the story with you today.  Never give up hope, don't wait for someone else to do the hard stuff and remember you are never, ever alone....From: Forever Never/Dawn of the DreamImages, and words Copyright of CKP 2020/since 2007
***Round and round the circle goesbut where it ends no soul can knowEternity, no boundary,by whim or whitLife’s flame is lit.though flesh may rotthe soul will notand so the circle spins..

In the heart of the Realm Bandia made her case for the humans of Inion’s world, imploring her mother to turn once more to her first Creation and heed their call for help.  
“What they have done on their own is more than commendable, Mother Inion.  From the ashes of ruin, the humblest of them took what was left and made it beautiful again.  Their hearts have healed and resilience has been their support and friend. Can you not see t…
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