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Sometimes I Want to Die, Sometimes I Want to Live (Poem)

Updated on October 7, 2015

Sometimes I want to die,

for all the pain, all the failures deserve nothing but death!

I refuse the air that stings my breath,

my weakness mocks my strength,

the haunting murmurings of the words, "I can't"

Again and again I earn scars and lose won wars,

Blank stares with a glimpse of hope sent to the stars,

I speak and no one understands,

I reached out but no one held my hand,

On concrete walls I tried to stand!

I'm a fool for believing lies!

So much better have I felt for chasing butterflies!

Sometimes I want to die!

Sometimes I want to live!

To live to hold the broken piece,

and so pierce my hand!

To see the depression of my paradise wasteland,

I want to live! And I will live!

I will live because I know I believe!


Soli Deo Gloria


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    • Michael-Milec profile image

      Michael-Milec 2 years ago

      Thank God , you are living.

      You are not the only one; we are all struggling with the flesh at the moment of doubt, yet never letting the Spirit extinguish.

      We live because He is risen.

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      Dora Weithers 2 years ago from The Caribbean

      So glad you decided to choose life! The mind will not hold two opposing thoughts at the same time. Also great Bible verse selection.