Once, this land was a paradise, a paradise that was even envied by animals from jungles from faraway lands; it was so perfect that even just the description of how great it was even reached overseas, wherein they even attempted to take it away from us a few times but they gave up… because we’re big and powerful? Nope… we’re small but we don’t give up, and they feared us because of that. Until the reign of hyenas, crocodiles, and wolves came, and so they came dressed as a sheep and tricked us thinking that the paradise is still safe and they’re going to protect our interests. Until the time that there’s no more food for everyone, there’s chaos most of the time; and snakes came down from the forest to linger around the good leaders and kill them if they have the chance to. Even critters from overseas lands are laughing at us now, and anyone from us who made it there to be safe and live happily was being treated as one of those who are in the bottom of the food chain, not worthy of any respect or justice; but aside from being treated like that, some of us are still trying to show that we are still great and skilled to give honor to our fallen paradise that crocs don’t even give a damn care.
Everyone was so hopeless and tried to live like the crocs and wolves in any ways that they can, and so we learned how to adjust and be contented that way for years. Justice is only for those who are powerful and every day is a tragic day to work since, there are no more trees or water to survive where some of us left and found greener lands overseas and as so for some critters, they stopped fighting to live every day… they just whine and blame every day, and learned how to act like a hyena themselves and terrorize other critters who are still doing their best to survive in the cleanest and respectful manner. There’s no good thing that was left, wherein everything is all illusions, something that we need to live along and since some of those who attempted to spread truth was massacred, we decided to talk about the truth. I can still remember that elephant who blew the horn to spread to spread the truth, he was pinned down by them and his herd doesn’t have the chance to mourn since they’re scared of being butchered on spot and so they stop, for them not to be extinct and continue their cycle of reproduction.
Then one day, words from the southern part of the jungle reached the heart of the fallen paradise. Words sounded like there’s still a good part of the paradise that still exists and there’s still hope. Everyone prayed and hoped that one day we can restore the paradise that we once knew, since if there is still a part of it that still remained and living in harmony, then we can still have a chance. They summoned the leader of the southern jungle, a lion, an extraordinary, fierce and a tough one, a leader that’s being respected by his subjects, that every hyena and wolf are scared of crossing his land by just him making a strong warning and taking an action or unwanted engagement if needed. Anyone who saw his land says it’s green and safe, where everyone‘s so happy living in peace, even the youngest among their herd and his pride. “There will be a great difference that will come”, the old and wise group of wizards says and so the crocs are threatened with the news they heard; they planned for days and months. They start attempting to cut the lion’s morale as well as those who are supporting the call for a change, especially the prince of the crocs, did his best to badmouth the lion… but he failed.
Since the leader of the crocs can’t do something straight against the lion, uhm … maybe he still hoping that his image will change in a good manner and he can still win the hearts of the kingdom, and though with the fact that most of the animals hated him for his family twisted the truth through the advice of those smart snakes whom they fed well for strategies; he tried to keep calm and did his best to twist the facts to make way for the prince. The prince of crocs did also his best to destroy whatever the lion have accomplished for years, through baseless accusations and stupid reasons but he also failed… and there it was, it started the greatest event that we’re waiting for so long. Everyone in the fallen paradise rejoiced and the crocs cronies went back to the jungle they came from, same with the snakes who tried also their best to pull a trick on him to gain his trust and to break his wit, they all went back to the caves where they belonged since they can’t outsmart the new leader of the paradise.
The lion’s new adventure begun, he left his territory for the whole paradise to change and us to live and experience good things that his land is having up to this moment. Without thinking that it might be put into a great danger because of ousting the previous leadership and just entrusting the land to his princess, and since he kicked out the bad guys back to the right place they unite, to put his land to a higher level of danger… unlike before that, it’s safer somehow since no one is plotting something against them, just a few stray hyenas trying to harm the small members of the pride inside his territory.
Peace and order started to cover the land, and the fear is only to those crocs and hyenas where they tried killing their own to cover up and put the blame in lion’s name. “They’re just playing us up, for their pack to smother the paradise and control our lives… have you forgotten what happened before? When we were so scared to express ourselves because of fear” are words that came from the crocs; and with that, those idiots who believed most of the history books so much will say, “yes… we agree”, without knowing that a wicked family of crocs twisted the whole truth and so they’re making ways to set traps and chaos everywhere but nothing harms the lion… for the citizens loved him, wherein from worms to gargantuan they protect him and shows their unity for a great difference that will come.
Months passed and pack of hyenas managed to start up a chaos in the southern land, corpse scattered and most are wounded where most of those who got crooked minds laughed, without thinking that all of us will benefit and enjoy the life that we supposed to have and something that’s right for us, maybe not that quickly but maybe soon, wherein all we need to do is to trust and help each other for it to be possible and to harvest the fruit of the tree he planted; difference won’t come if we don’t want it, and that means that we need to work as one. Some of us didn’t realize that his land would be safer without him sharing what he did for his pride but he still took the risk, without thinking that it might cost the lives if his pride and herds living inside his territory; and
it’s a sad truth and story and it will continue to have its cycle until we learned to do something instead of just whining of what the leader can do for us.
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