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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 22 months 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 Isaac Weithers 22 months 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.